A hypothetical Solar System object is a planet, natural satellite or similar body in our Solar System whose existence is not known, but has been inferred from observational scientific evidence. Over the years a number of hypothetical planets have been proposed, and many have been disproved. However, even today there is scientific speculation about the possibility of planets yet unknown that may exist beyond the range of our current knowledge.
The short answer to will Jupiter become a star is no. Jupiter lacks the mass and heat necessary to begin fusing hydrogen atoms into helium, so it can not become a star. Scientists estimate that Jupiter would need to accrete about 80 times its current mass in order to ignite fusion. As the planet gained mass, it would actually shrink due to gravitational compression. This shrinking would eventually heat the planet enough to assist in igniting fusion.
Nemesis is a hypothetical red dwarf star or brown dwarf, originally postulated in 1984 to be orbiting the Sun at a distance of about 1.5 light-years, somewhat beyond the Oort cloud, to explain a perceived cycle of mass extinctions in the geological record, which seem to occur more often at intervals of 26 million years. As of 2012, over 1800 brown dwarfs have been identified and none of them are inside the Solar System. There are actually fewer brown dwarfs in our cosmic neighborhood than previously thought. Rather than one star for every brown dwarf, there may be as many as six stars for every brown dwarf. More recent theories suggest that other forces, like close passings of other stars, or the angular effect of the galactic gravity plane working against the outer solar orbital plane, may be the cause of orbital perturbations of some outer Solar System objects. In 2011, Coryn Bailer-Jones did an analysis of craters on the surface of the Earth and reached the conclusion that the earlier findings of simple periodic patterns (implying periodic comet showers dislodged by a hypothetical Nemesis star) to be statistical artifacts, and found that the crater record shows no evidence for Nemesis. However, in 2010, A.L. Melott and R.K. Bambach found evidence in the fossil record confirming the extinction event periodicity originally claimed by Raup & Sepkoski in 1984, but at a higher confidence level and over a time period nearly twice as long. The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) failed to discover Nemesis in the 1980s. The 2MASS astronomical survey, which ran from 1997 to 2001, failed to detect an additional star or brown dwarf, in the Solar System.
The workers who were cleaning out a dirty pond, bought pizza and drinks for ducks that used to live there, how charming.
Roman Pearce is the second main character in the film 2 Fast 2 Furious. Childhood friend of Brian O’Conner and future business partner in operating an auto shop. Rome met Brian O’Conner in juvenile detention and they became good friends. Two months after Brian finished Police Academy, Roman was arrested when he was found in a garage with eight stolen cars. Although O’Conner had no prior information for Pearce’s arrest, Pearce overall blamed O’Conner for the simple fact that he was a cop, with Roman having negative attitude towards law enforcement. He was later paroled, but on house arrest with anklet and in 2 Fast 2 Furious was seen working in a demolition derby. Pearce and O’Conner later mended their ways when Pearce agreed to participate in a sting operation on Miami drug lord Carter Verone and later talked about opening their own high performance garage using pocketed amounts of Verone’s drug money. However, when O’Conner became an FBI agent, Roman started spending time and money gambling in Las Vegas, according to his Fast Five profile. Roman appears again in Fast Five as part of Dominic and Brian’s team as a “fast-talker” (i.e. someone who can lie their way through anything) in their attempt to steal a vault from a corrupt Brazilian businessman. He is reluctant at first, thinking the mission is personal and not being good business until Dominic utters the vault is full one hundred million dollars in cash which is enough to change his mind. With his cut of the money he buys a Koenigsegg sports car. He is portrayed by Tyrese Gibson.
A scan of a photo of the huge great white shark caught in Malta. I don’t know much else about this catch except that I believe it was over 20ft long, and caught off Wied Iz-Zurrieq.
This is Mount Roraima in the Pacaraima Mountains. It lies on the border of three Countries; Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana. It is part of Venezuela’s Canaima National Park which is also home to the beautiful Angel Falls and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mount Roraima’s flat surface is surrounded by 400 metre high sheer cliff faces andits highest point is is Maverick Rock at 2,810 meters.
I introduce to you, the Cosmic Bird galaxy, aka galaxy ESO 593-IG 008. It bucks the trend of the more common spiral shaped galaxies, instead appearing as a bird shaped wonder. There is a catch though. What we are seeing is the result of 3 different galaxies crossing paths to form a super galaxy. The only thing missing is a beak. It is about 650 million light years away and is a part of the luminous infrared galaxies. It’s luminous infrared is almost one thousand billion times what our sun is. It has been speculated by scientists that these kind of galaxies are indicators of a galaxy evolution of sorts. Merging galaxies that trigger extreme star formation rates. Luminous infrared galaxies like the Cosmic Bird are mostly driven by new star formation activity or active galactic nuclei activity (AGN). Even both. The wings of the bird extend more than 100, 000 light years across, about the same size of our own Milky Way galaxy. Two galaxies are seen as the heart and body. The third galaxy is what we see as the head, which is forming new stars rapidly - it’s no surprise that the head has the greatest luminous infrared count.
Behind the scenes of the Museum, a staff member arranges the leg bones of a Haplocanthosaurus, date unknown. Explore all the photos from the Picturing the Museum collection here: http://bit.ly/l8nOsp
Since 500 BCE, the arts and sciences have studied and utilized the Golden Ratio in their work. Either consciously or subconsciously, the usage and recurrence of the mathematical constant 1.618 and the proportion of thirds in nature, architecture, and biology is one that has kept boffins and people who wear bow ties intrigued for years.
In Gears of War 2, guided by the Golden Ratio, the player’s eye and Marcus’ path are channeled between the two buildings, with the main action area staying in the bottom third of the screen.
At the risk of comparing Bayonetta’s currency progression system to the works of Pythagoras and Da Vinci, the Golden Ratio is also in active use in video games, as a modern day medium where art and science collaborate.
The Marieta Islands are a group of small uninhabited islands a few miles off the coast of Nayarit, Mexico. They are very popular tourist destinations because of the abundant marine life populations due to the islands being protected from fishing and hunting by the Mexican government.
Skottie Young is an American comic book creator and illustrator from Chicago who works exclusively for Marvel Comics.
Marvel Now artwork by Skottie Young. He has been illustrating comic books for Marvel since 2001 on such titles as New X-Men, Venom, Spider-Man, Human Torch, Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many more. Over the last few years He has started to try his hand at writing on a few titles at Marvel as well. (X-Men: Divided We Stand, X-Men: Manifest Destiny, Monster of Frankenstein). He is currently developing a few children’s books on the side of my comic work and hope to bring those out in the next year.
The comic art of Anthony Jean.