Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Creation of heavy atoms in the Universe

Heavy Black Hole Jets in 4U1630-47
The depicted artist's view of the jet together with APOD experts explanation of what is going on is a prime example of the significance of visual data in the study of Universe.

The concepts are difficult, the math beyond the reach of ordinary mortals, but images like the one above created by M. Weiss make the description of a cosmic mechanism much more understandable.

It is not "just" an artists view based on assumptions and imagination. Rather, it is a careful and accurate visual composition of data combined from images taken using CSIRO’s Compact Array of radio telescopes in eastern Australia, and the European Space Agency's Earth-orbiting XMM-Newton satellite.

Another day of learning in the Universe

Thank you good folks at APOD!

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