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  1. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    I NASA's Black Hole Visualization/Explanation

    I found this: The Team Behind The First Black Hole Image Was Just Awarded $3 Million Prize ARIA BENDIX, BUSINESS INSIDER 6 SEP 2019 The heart of every major galaxy is thought to contain a supermassive black hole – a place where gravity is so strong that anything, including light, gets...
  2. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    I Are black holes actually holes?

    jbriggs444 , perhaps you didn't look at the Staff Directory https://www.nsf.gov/staff/staff_list.jsp?orgId=496&subDiv=y&org=NSF&from_org=
  3. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    I Are black holes actually holes?

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create...
  4. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    I Are black holes actually holes?

    From the National Science Foundation: Black holes are extremely dense pockets of matter, objects of such incredible mass and miniscule volume that they drastically warp the fabric of space-time. Anything that passes too close, from a wandering star to a photon of light, gets captured. Most...
  5. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Medical Nearing a cure for Ebola

    Wow! It makes me cry. I did find this article ~ At 1-year mark, we mourn the lives lost to Ebola, and call for solidarity Joint statement by heads of agencies on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 31 July 2019 Statement New York, Geneva, Kinshasa, Rome “Tomorrow, 1...
  6. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    For WW1 & WW2 History Buffs

    Thanks Dr.D:smile: The US. Air Force in World 1 Volume I The Final Report and A Tactical History https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a059513.pdf December 7, 1941 Japan bombs Pearl Harbor. December 8, 1941 In his message to Congress, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt declares Dec...
  7. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Favorite songs (new thread)

    Ahhhh 😉 Time to dance! :smile:
  8. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    For WW1 & WW2 History Buffs

    7 December 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/wars-conflicts-and-operations/world-war-ii/1941/pearl-harbor.html I wasn't born yet, but my Father and Mother were there when the bombs hit Pearl Harbor. My father was an electrical engineer and my mother was...
  9. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Old plumber wisdom, is he right or not?

    I had to chuckle. :smile: My husband is a Union plumber and pipe fitter. He knows his stuff. He is now retired but still fixes every thing at our home and helps his friends too.:wink:
  10. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    B What is the size of the observable Universe?

    It does say on the website: About This Site Cool Cosmos at IPAC Cool Cosmos is a NASA education and outreach website for infrared astronomy and related topics, with information on all NASA-involved infrared missions, including the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer...
  11. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    B What is the size of the observable Universe?

    Hi mfb :smile: The URL does work for me. :smile: I just tested it. At the end of the page it states: ipac JPL Calteck Nasa Cool Cosmos is an IPAC website. Based on Government Sponsored Research NAS7-03001 and NNN12AA01C. Does anyone here see it besides me...
  12. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    B What is the size of the observable Universe?

    I hope this helps. I found this article: How big is the Universe? Nobody really knows how big the Universe is because we cannot see to the edge of it. We don't even know if it has an edge. We can only see out to a distance of about 14 billion light years from Earth. This means that the size of...
  13. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Favorite songs (new thread)

    Hotel California by the 'Eagles':smile: Saw them in person!
  14. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    The "randomness" of evolution

    Excerpt from article Science Direct Highlights Randomness effects in the evolution of tag-based cooperation were studied. • An agent-based evolutionary model with memory, heritable traits, and asexual reproduction was employed. • Competition between dominant cooperating strategies...
  15. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    The "randomness" of evolution

    Excerpt from the National Science Foundation: Human Evolution's Winding Path “Tim White is a world renowned paleoanthropologist and professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California at Berkeley. His work frequently takes him to study sites in Afar, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya...
  16. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Anti the Anti-Vaxers

    My father-in-law just passed away due to the flu. He was 92 years old. He had been taking a flu shot for many years. I'm so sad.😢 It's been a rough road. I've never had a flu shot in my life and I am over 60 years. Hope to get back to Sea Ranch later as I mentioned. I love being around...
  17. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Anti the Anti-Vaxers

    Vaccines help everyone — even the unvaccinated Here’s why falling vaccination rates worry doctors, cancer patients and parents of young babies by KATHIANN KOWALSKI APR 4, 2019 https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/vaccines-help-everyone-even-unvaccinated Very informative article. A...
  18. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Astrobiology Conference in Seattle

    :smile: I hope every person today has a happy day! :oldbiggrin:
  19. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Astrobiology Conference in Seattle

    Thank you dear pinball1970:smile: Have a wonderful day! It's a nice sunny day where I live in California. I need another break and head out to Sea Ranch. Take care and once again thank you for your kindness.☝
  20. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Astrobiology Conference in Seattle

    Thank you gleem:oldsmile: I found the article online: [snip] The theme for AbSciCon 2019 is “Understanding and Enabling the Search for Life on Worlds Near and Far.” Within our solar system, icy worlds and Mars have generated excitement, and exoplanets offer numerous and diverse environments...
  21. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Love eggs? Maybe you should consider this

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ Egg consumption linked to higher risk of heart disease and death March 18, 2019 An NHLBI-funded study found that the higher the consumption of dietary cholesterol or eggs, the higher the incidence of cardiovascular...
  22. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Anti the Anti-Vaxers

    Core Vaccines Recommended or required by state law because they protect against prevalent, life-threatening or zoonotic diseases such as rabies. •Parvovirus •Distemper •Adenovirus-2 •Rabies Non-Core Vaccines Optional, recommended according to an animal’s risk of exposure and lifestyle...
  23. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Anti the Anti-Vaxers

    Well like my husband would say to Grazyna Medynski, " We trust our Veterinary Center. Our doctor there is the best of the best. :smile:
  24. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Anti the Anti-Vaxers

    Hello everyone:smile: It occurred to me that my Coonhound Gracie has the following: Leptospirosis Annual Immunization Bordetella Immunization Rattlesnake Annual Immunization Rabies 3 year Immunization Distemper & Parvo 3 year immunization Merlina my cat is pretty much in the house except when...
  25. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Evolutionary Benefit of Odd Music Rhythms

    2019 American Association for the Advancement of Science : The universal language of lullabies and dance songs By Matt WarrenJan. 29, 2018 , 3:15 PM Poets proclaiming that music is a universal language may have just been proved right. NPR reports that, according to a new study, people can...
  26. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Anti the Anti-Vaxers

    Centers of Disease Control and Prevention: People of all ages need tetanus vaccines! https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/58994 Some excerpts from MedlinePlus: “Finding better ways of educating the world is the best vaccine out there.”:smile: [excerpt} 4 Spring 2008 NIH MedlinePlus Vaccines Stop...
  27. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Favorite songs (new thread)

    Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight My husband just called on the telephone. Yippee, he is heading home from the:oldlove::oldbiggrin::angel: Petaluma Speedway - Sprint Car Racing!!!
  28. Mary Conrads Sanburn

    Favorite songs (new thread)

    Tom Cochrane - Life Is A Highway Yippee! :biggrin:
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