As usual read the article produced by “Space” and Eileen Meyer is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, then my rebuttals BELOW. I can only hope you will be able to discern pass what the human eye and rational brain can conceive and open up to the real spiritual purpose of our universe as imposed by the Creator!
Astronomy’s next big discovery is probably hiding in piles of old data
The ability to gather more information means we’ll spend more time sifting through it.
Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy.
The X-ray images that enabled this discovery weren’t from some state-of-the-art new telescope. Nor were they even recently taken—some of the data was collected nearly 20 years ago.
No, the researchers discovered the black holes by digging through old, long-archived data.
Discoveries like this will only become more common, as the era of “big data” changes how science is done. Astronomers are gathering an exponentially greater amount of data every day—so much that it will take years to uncover all the hidden signals buried in the archives.
The evolution of astronomy
Sixty years ago, the typical astronomer worked largely alone or in a small team. They likely had access to a respectably large ground-based optical telescope at their home institution.
Their observations were largely confined to optical wavelengths—more or less what the eye can see. That meant they missed signals from a host of astrophysical sources, which can emit non-visible radiation from very low-frequency radio all the way up to high-energy gamma rays. For the most part, if you wanted to do astronomy, you had to be an academic or eccentric rich person with access to a good telescope.
Old data was stored in the form of photographic plates or published catalogs. But accessing archives from other observatories could be difficult—and it was virtually impossible for amateur astronomers.
Today, there are observatories that cover the entire electromagnetic spectrum. No longer operated by single institutions, these state-of-the-art observatories are usually launched by space agencies and are often joint efforts involving many countries.
With the coming of the digital age, almost all data are publicly available shortly after they are obtained. This makes astronomy very democratic—anyone who wants to can reanalyze almost any data set that makes the news. (You too can look at the Chandra data that led to the discovery of thousands of black holes!)
These observatories generate a staggering amount of data. For example, the Hubble Space Telescope, operating since 1990, has made over 1.3 million observations and transmits around 20 GB of raw data every week, which is impressive for a telescope first designed in the 1970s. The Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile now anticipates adding 2 TB of data to its archives every day.
The archives of astronomical data are already impressively large. But things are about to explode.
Each generation of observatories are usually at least 10 times more sensitive than the previous, either because of improved technology or because the mission is simply larger. Depending on how long a new mission runs, it can detect hundreds of times more astronomical sources than previous missions at that wavelength.
For example, compare the early EGRET gamma ray observatory, which flew in the 1990s, to NASA’s flagship mission Fermi, which turns 10 this year. EGRET detected only about 190 gamma ray sources in the sky. Fermi has seen over 5,000.
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, an optical telescope currently under construction in Chile, will image the entire sky every few nights. It will be so sensitive that it will generate 10 million alerts per night on new or transient sources, leading to a catalog of over 15 petabytes after 10 years.
The Square Kilometre Array, when completed in 2020, will be the most sensitive telescope in the world, capable of detecting airport radar stations of alien civilizations up to 50 light-years away. In just one year of activity, it will generate more data than the entire internet.
These ambitious projects will test scientists’ ability to handle data. Images will need to be automatically processed—meaning that the data will need to be reduced down to a manageable size or transformed into a finished product. The new observatories are pushing the envelope of computational power, requiring facilities capable of processing hundreds of terabytes per day.
The resulting archives—all publicly searchable—will contain 1 million times more information that what can be Unlocking new science
The data deluge will make astronomy become a more collaborative and open science than ever before. Thanks to internet archives, robust learning communities and new outreach initiatives, citizens can now participate in science. For example, with the computer program Einstein@Home, anyone can use their computer’s idle time to help search for gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
It’s an exciting time for scientists, too. Astronomers like myself often study physical phenomena on timescales so wildly beyond the typical human lifetime that watching them in real-time just isn’t going to happen. Events like a typical galaxy merger—which is exactly what it sounds like—can take hundreds of millions of years. All we can capture is a snapshot, like a single still frame from a video of a car accident.
However, there are some phenomena that occur on shorter timescales, taking just a few decades, years or even seconds. That’s how scientists discovered those thousands of black holes in the new study. It’s also how they recently realized that the X-ray emission from the center of a nearby dwarf galaxy has been fading since first detected in the 1990s. These new discoveries suggest that more will be found in archival data spanning decades.
In my own work, I use Hubble archives to make movies of “jets,” high-speed plasma ejected in beams from black holes. I used over 400 raw images spanning 13 years to make a movie of the jet in nearby galaxy M87. That movie showed, for the first time, the twisting motions of the plasma, suggesting that the jet has a helical structure.
This kind of work was only possible because other observers, for other purposes, just happened to capture images of the source I was interested in, back when I was in kindergarten. As astronomical images become larger, higher resolution and ever more sensitive, this kind of research will become the norm.
Dr. Turi’s rebuttals;
While Astronomy is a fairly new science (only 60 years old,) Astrology is timeless and when the author wrote “this kind of research will become the norm or discoveries like this will only become more common, as the era of “big data” changes how science is done. Astronomers are gathering an exponentially greater amount of data every day…”
This is where humanity will lose God Cosmic Divinity! Simply because our children are taught to ridicule metaphysics, ignore astrology and endorse science only!
The amount of exploding information and new technology produces more rational Astronomers who were never taught something different or to look at the stars in a very different, spiritual way. And much like Christianity or Muslim monopolize all “spiritual” teachings the truth about God cosmic real spiritual purpose will in time, suffocate. Luckily for humanity, the world of erudite men of the past, including mine can not be entirely erased…
And much like an infected power thirty ISIS blowing up priceless historical monuments in the Middle East, so is today’s scientific community doing all in its power to control the information and create a society of atheists who can only relate to their teachings.
With the help of my great Webmaster Tom, digitizing my Astropsychology/Astroforensic work, “at the end “Astronomy’s next big discovery will be hiding in piles of old data like mine!” or my cosmic work left for future generations.
Tom like me was born in February and do you think it is an accident for us to be working together for years? He is an Aquarius and his soul’s purpose joins mine serving and helping humanity’s to reach a higher psychical awareness of the real cosmic design and its immaculate purpose!
Astronomy or religions could never teach your children this fact and will make sure to bury something that does not endorse or support their reptilius infected agenda!
Holder of knowledge of the dimensions
The spark of all the inventions
Lover of all things in simplicity
Charged with the power of ingenuity
I am AQUARIUS, child of Uranus.
The soul’s purpose of all souls born in February is to seek God Cosmic Divinity through his cosmic design, or the stars and bring his light to the world. And your moon, your rising, your natal or hidden Dragon could be in this sign and all Astronomers are clueless of their own relationship to the universe… Incidentally they all, also know better than any and all erudite men of the past, including Plato!
…perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself – Plato
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I gave my best shot yet it was not enough, my infected internet enemies are relentless and much more committed than my supporters to destroy my teachings… And old friends from all walks of life on radio and television have left me. ” And exposing the facts vexed so many of them…
My existence, like yours has a karmic purpose attached to it, it can be grandiose and help the world or designed to make only yourself grow and learn… But in any case, you are a child of the universe and there is a reason for you to be!
Do not assume please, I absolutely love science but I hate the control of information they impose on our children, much like I can not stand religion for using the same methodology and indoctrinate incurious, misinformed people! I can only blame those humans’ latent intellect or their immature UCI!
“He is wise who understands that the stars are luminaries created as signs. He who conquers the stars will hold the golden keys to God’s mysterious universe.” Nostradamus
Those endless scientific “discoveries” of new planets sounds like Christopher Columbus discovering an America that has always been there… And while the first travelers were mesmerized by the extraordinary beauty of this vast and wild country, so are the army of Astronomers seeking the reason for their existence and the working of the universe… But in reality, all those endless piling up information there is NOTHING you can benefit from but be entertained and lead to trust only scientific exploration!
There is so MUCH more about our local solar system those “educated” idiotic experts are unwilling and unable to perceive, again all based upon their natal UCI making them born skeptical, rational scientists!
But how can any of them auto-analyze their cosmic nature, sins and virtues correctly when they either ridicule or are unable to enter the archetypal realm of Super-cosmic consciousness and bypass the limitation of their five rational human senses?
Sad enough the old science of Astrology has been abused by large controlling infected corporations like Google, Facebook and magazines horoscopes that gives nothing to their readers but entertainment ONLY or false hopes.
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