Researchers Discover the Earliest Supermassive Black Hole and Quasar in Universe | UCSB

Jessica Wong

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Quasars are the most energetic objects in the universe, which is why astronomers can observe them from so far away. (J. da Silva/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

Nearly every galaxy hosts a monster at its center — a supermassive black hole millions to billions times the size of the Sun. While there’s still much to learn about these objects, many scientists believe they are crucial to the formation and structure of galaxies.

What’s more, some of these black holes are particularly active, whipping up stars, dust and gas into glowing accretion disks emitting powerful radiation into the cosmos as they consume matter around them.

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Family travel five: Discover landmarks that play a part in American civil rights | Leisure

Jessica Wong

Embark on a journey of discovery and understanding when you and your family visit, in person or virtually, the destinations and landmarks that play a part in the American civil rights story.

Here are five to consider:

1. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Families can seek ongoing inspiration from the words and work of clergyman and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a visit to this monument in Potomac Park. Sixteen quotes extracted from his eloquent messages of love and tolerance can be found along the granite wall facing the Tidal Basin. Site tours and

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Isolate sound to discover vibrating pipe problem

Jessica Wong

Q: It doesn’t happen all the time, but when my dishwasher runs, I hear a knocking or vibrating sound. It also happens on occasion when my kitchen faucet runs. The faucet is new, and I haven’t noticed the noise at any other fixture. The noise is really bothersome. Help me.

A: We had a customer with a similar problem. She complained of a clunking sound under the sink whenever she ran her dishwasher. When the drain cycle would run, the discharge hose would fill with water, and the hose’s weight would make it bang against the cabinet.

It was a

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This marks the second time astronomers have ever observed a cloud-free exoplanet — ScienceDaily

Jessica Wong

Astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have detected the first Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere. The findings were published this month in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Named WASP-62b, the gas giant was first detected in 2012 through the Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP) South survey. Its atmosphere, however, had never been closely studied until now.

“For my thesis, I have been working on exoplanet characterization,” says Munazza Alam, a graduate student at the Center for Astrophysics who led the study. “I take discovered planets and I follow up on

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Discover 55-plus resort-style Vegas living

Jessica Wong

Trilogy by Shea Homes has two 55-plus communities in the Las Vegas area and invites interested buyers to explore their options to discover the best one for them. Trilogy is synonymous with resort-style living in close-knit communities where wellness, adventure and building lasting friendships are part of everyday life. Homeowners enjoy frequent opportunities to connect and make the most of every day.

Trilogy Sunstone

Trilogy Sunstone, the newest Trilogy community with pre-sales planned to start in spring 2021, is located within the Sunstone master plan in northwest Las Vegas. Trilogy’s 55-plus resort-style community is planned to offer over 900 homes

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