Sunday, August 28, 2011
continue ko nalang, nasimulan ko na e. kung ganon pala labanan e. ok fine.
Posted by Michael Pineda at 10:10 AM
Friday, August 26, 2011
LONDON (Reuters) - Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.
The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond.
"The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon -- i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own Sun," said Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
Lying 4,000 light years away, or around an eighth of the way toward the center of the Milky Way from the Earth, the planet is probably the remnant of a once-massive star that has lost its outer layers to the so-called pulsar star it orbits.
Pulsars are tiny, dead neutron stars that are only around 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in diameter and spin hundreds of times a second, emitting beams of radiation.
In the case of pulsar J1719-1438, the beams regularly sweep the Earth and have been monitored by telescopes in Australia, Britain and Hawaii, allowing astronomers to detect modulations due to the gravitational pull of its unseen companion planet.
The measurements suggest the planet, which orbits its star every two hours and 10 minutes, has slightly more mass than Jupiter but is 20 times as dense, Bailes and colleagues reported in the journal Science on Thursday.
In addition to carbon, the new planet is also likely to contain oxygen, which may be more prevalent at the surface and is probably increasingly rare toward the carbon-rich center.
Its high density suggests the lighter elements of hydrogen and helium, which are the main constituents of gas giants like Jupiter, are not present.
Just what this weird diamond world is actually like close up, however, is a mystery.
"In terms of what it would look like, I don't know I could even speculate," said Ben Stappers of the University of Manchester. "I don't imagine that a picture of a very shiny object is what we're looking at here."
Credit/Source: (Reporting by Ben Hirschler; Editing by Sophie Hares) / yahoonews
Posted by Michael Pineda at 7:46 AM
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Thank u for 100k views on youtube. ahaha 100k hits :)
i love you - willie revillame with lyrics
"ang i love you w/ lyrics na ito ay para sa little sister kona si (Megumi) na idol na idol si kuya willie revillame. *from kuya mike* ♥"
Posted by Michael Pineda at 12:23 PM
Infrared satellite spies dim brown dwarf stars right in our galactic backyard
When you think of stars, you probably imagine massive, burning balls of fire much like our sun, but there are stars out there in space which you could actually stand on and not be burnt to a crisp. NASA has known of these celestial bodies — called brown Y dwarf stars — for a great long time. But now, a satellite has spotted a particularly chill Y dwarf that holds the new record for the coolest star at just 80 degree Fahrenheit.
Prior to the discovery, the coolest Y dwarfs on record wouldn't instantly incinerate a human explorer, but that unlucky individual would be uncomfortably warm. The new cold star record holder put out just enough infrared light to be spotted by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite, and is an order of magnitude cooler than any before it. WISE also spotted roughly 100 other brown dwarfs — a handful of which are considerably closer than NASA had thought.
Brown dwarf stars of sometimes referred to as "failed stars" because their comparatively low mass keeps them from being able to fuse atoms like our own sun. The lack of bright visible light makes these cool stars difficult to spot, even with the assistance of telescopes, and infrared sensors are sometimes the only way to learn of their existence. Researchers were surprised to learn that several were within 40 light years of our own solar system, just a stone's throw in terms of our galaxy.
Source: NASA via Wired
Posted by Michael Pineda at 6:58 AM
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Bricks Philippines together with the Department of Tourism created an 18x30 ft Philippine map with famous regional landmarks such as Luneta, Fort Santiago, El Nido Resorts, Vigan, Batanes, Bohol and other interesting Filipino sites – all built with LEGO bricks. People can view the the exhibit at the Mall of Asia from August 12 to 27.
Posted by Michael Pineda at 10:44 AM
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Yung feeling na bago pa mangyari lahat ng to. Ang ganda ng mga naiisip mo with him. yung sabik na sabik ka sa kanya, yung alam mong may susunod pa kasi nga alam mo okay ang lahat. yung feeling na magflaflash back lahat ng nasa isip mo ng mga araw na iniisip mo yon lahat kasama sya. pag malayo pala lahat okay lang kahit di na pala okay. Ngayon yung word na "SORRY" napaka hmm i can't explain pero may something na sa Word na yan ngayon sakin. sa tagal ng panahon na yon. bilang lang sa daliri na naka pag usap kami. yan lang ang regrets ko. na dapat pala Naging madaldal ako. Sana, Sana, Sana.!
Posted by Michael Pineda at 9:11 AM