From: LARRY KLAES (ljk4_at_msn.com)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2003 - 09:15:58 PST
* How Can Humanity Decode Alien Transmissions
Sorting deliberate signals from a gush of cosmic static requires discernment. It's somewhat akin to beachcombing: finding the occasional bauble on a shoreline littered with dead seaweed, desiccated crustaceans, and other unappealing, sea-borne dross.
* Hubble Chronicles Mysterious Outburst with 'Eye-Popping' Pictures
An eruptive star that brightened to 600,000 times its initial intensity and briefly outshone all others in the Milky Way Galaxy has astronomers amazed and puzzled over what happened.
* Black Holes Blow Matter into Space with Tremendous Wind, Study Finds
Astronomers know that black holes spit energy back into space as they voraciously consume matter in a process that is not entirely efficient. Now it seems they propel matter outward, too, in a wind to end all winds.
* Astronotes: SPACE.com Mailbag -- Why Don't Black Holes Simply Consume Everything?
Jim writes: Dear Mr. Britt: I read your article on SPACE.com, "Scientists guess at Black Holes Weight" and I was wondering if you could answer a question for me: If black holes have been around since early in the formation of the Universe, why hasn't all or most all matter been consumed by black holes?
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