Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Retired US Marine claims he spent 17 years on MARS protecting five human colonies from Martians

The retired officer, known only as Captain Kaye, also claims to have served in a secret 'space fleet' run by a multinational organisation called the Earth Defense Force

A former US Marine has claimed he spent 17 years of his career on MARS.
The ex-naval infantryman, who uses the pseudonym Captain Kaye, says he was posted to the Red Planet to protect five human colonies from indigenous Martian life forms.
He claims he then spent nearly three years serving in a secret 'space fleet' run by a multinational organisation called the Earth Defense Force, which recruits military personnel from countries including the US, Russia and China.

In testimony released to ExoNews TV, Captain Kaye said he was trained to fly three different types of space fighters and three bombers.
He added that training took place on a secret moon base called Lunar Operations Command, Saturn’s moon Titan, and in deep space.

Captain Kaye says he retired after a 20 year tour of duty, describing a retirement ceremony on the moon that he claims was presided over by VIPs including ex-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
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New white dwarf star is an Earth-sized diamond

Astronomers have identified a white dwarf star that’s so cold, its carbon core has crystallised to form one big diamond.
Image: B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
White dwarf stars are formed when a red giant - like our Sun - runs out of fuel. With no more hydrogen to keep it burning, the red giant will collapse on itself, shrink down to about one hundredth of its original size, and gradually get colder and dimmer over billions of years. Called white dwarves, these ancient star remnants have become tightly packed nuggets of carbon and oxygen, with a mass comparable to that of our Sun squished into the volume of the Earth. 
All this cooling and compacting crystallises the white dwarf’s carbon core, and what does crystallised carbon make? Diamonds. In this case, a diamond the size of the Earth.
new white dwarf star has been detected by a team of astronomers from observatories around the world, including the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Green Bank Telescope and the Very Long Baseline Array in the US and the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, and it's colder than any other white dwarf star ever found. Sitting around 900 light-years away from Earth, it’s about 11 billion years old - the same age as the Milky Way - and is 10 times fainter than any white dwarf ever discovered. This makes it super-hard to spot.
“It’s a really remarkable object," one of the astronomers, David Kaplan from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the US, told “These things should be out there, but because they are so dim, they are very hard to find."
The only reason they found it was because it had a companion - a pulsar, named PSR J2222-0137. This pulsar spins around the white dwarf at a rate of 30 times per second. Pulsars are remnants of exploded stars, and unlike white dwarves, are easy to spot, thanks to the powerful radio waves that continuously burst from them into space. 
According to, Einstein himself had a hand in connecting the pulsar to its companion white dwarf:
By applying Einstein’s theory of relativity, the researchers studied how the gravity of the companion warped space, causing delays in the radio signal as the pulsar passed behind it. These delayed travel times helped the researchers determine the orientation of their orbit and the individual masses of the two stars. The pulsar has a mass 1.2 times that of the Sun and the companion a mass of 1.05 times that of the Sun.
The newly discovered white dwarf star is the coolest white dwarf ever found, the researchers calculating its temperature to be around 2700 degrees Celsius (4900 degrees Fahrenheit). When you consider that some white dwarfs can reach temperatures of 200,000 degrees Celsius, our new diamond in the sky is pretty chilled.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Guinness World Records: The Youngest Doctor in The World

The Guinness World Records: The Youngest Doctor in The World
Medicine is one of the most humanitarian professions in the world-yet one of the longest. When someone enrolls in the medicine school, we all know that by the time they finish school they will be around 30-or at least on their late 20′s. But not for this girl; Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim woman that started the Medicine school when she was just 14 years old! Amazing isn’t it?
The Guinness World Records: The Youngest Doctor in The World
The Guinness World Records: The Youngest Doctor in The World
She got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World!
The Guinness World Records: The Youngest Doctor in The World
The Guinness World Records: The Youngest Doctor in The World
She has been signed to go to Ohio to continue her education even further and become a Pediatrician! We wish her all the best and thank her for inspiring us and making a difference in the World.
The Guinness World Records: The Youngest Doctor in The World
The Guinness World Records: The Youngest Doctor in The World

Friday, June 13, 2014

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

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M51: X-Rays from the Whirlpool 
Image Credit & Copyright: X-ray: NASACXC, R. Kilgard (Wesleyan U. et al.; Optical: NASASTScI
Explanation: What if we X-rayed an entire spiral galaxy? This was done (again) recently by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatoryfor the nearby interacting galaxies known as the Whirlpool (M51). Hundreds of glittering x-ray stars are present in the above Chandra image of the spiral and its neighbor. The image is a conglomerate of X-ray light from Chandra and visible light from the Hubble Space Telescope. The number of luminous x-ray sources, likely neutron star and black hole binary systems within the confines of M51, is unusually high for normal spiral or elliptical galaxies and suggests this cosmic whirlpool has experienced intense bursts of massive star formation. The bright cores of both galaxies, NGC 5194 and NGC 5195 (right and left respectively), also exhibit high-energy activity. In this false-color image where X-rays are depicted in purple, diffuse X-ray emission typically results from multi-million degree gas heated by supernova explosions.

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