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Thomas Zolotor also wrote this on his blog: Zolotor predicted that there would be more black holes than expected.
NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Telescope (WISE) has uncovered millions of supermassive black holes in our universe as well as a strange new type of galaxy, called a hot DOGs or dust-obscured galaxy.
“This is a jackpot of black holes, two to three times more than have been found by any other survey,” said astronomer Daniel Stern, during a NASA press conference today.
WASHINGTON -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has led to a bonanza of newfound supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies.
Images from the telescope have revealed millions of dusty black hole candidates across the universe and about 1,000 even dustier objects thought to be among the brightest galaxies ever found. These powerful galaxies that burn brightly with infrared light are nicknamed hot DOGs.
Thomas Zolotor wrote this on his blog: Galaxies will give off more energy and brightness than astronomers have previously thought and an object (hot DOGs) that have never been detected before will be detected.. The above article shows that he was correct.
Thomas zolotor predicted a new form of galaxy.
He wrote the prediction on his blog:
Hot DOGs are even more luminous intrinsically than the average quasar, scientists said.
Scientists suspect these weird objects may represent a missing link in galaxy evolution, capturing a brief phase in the life of a galaxy that is transitioning from being a spiral disk galaxy like our Milky Way to what's called an elliptical galaxy.
Scientists on Wednesday unveiled a new species in the cosmic zoo, a super-heated, dust-shrouded object called a "hot DOG," which may represent a missing link in galaxy evolution.
Thomas Zolotor may have predicted a missing link in galaxy evolution.
Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity and eclipsing white dwarf stars produce gravitational waves
Thomas Zolotor predicted that gravitational waves would be detected.
Thomas Zolotor wrote this on his blog:
Gravitational waves will be detected.
Eclipsing white dwarf stars produce gravitational waves
Washington: A team of astronomers led by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin has tested Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity in a new regime using pair of burnt-out stars.
They confirmed the emission of gravitational waves from the second-strongest known source in our galaxy by studying the shrinking orbital period of a unique pair of burnt-out stars.
Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts that moving objects create subtle ripples in the fabric of space-time, called gravitational waves. Though not yet directly observed, gravitational waves should carry away energy, causing the stars to inch closer together and orbit each other faster and faster.
Researchers have spotted visible-light evidence for one of astronomy's most elusive targets - gravitational waves - in the orbit of a pair of dead stars.
But a change in the orbits of two white dwarf stars orbiting one another 3,000 light-years away is further proof of the waves that can literally be seen.
A study to be reported in Astrophysical Journal Letters describes the pair.
Gravitational waves were a significant part of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which viewed space itself as a malleable construct, and the gravity of massive objects as a force that could effectively warp it.
Catching sight of an actual gravitational wave, however, is a tricky business; their effects tend to be tiny and the have so far eluded discovery in Earth-bound experiments.
But the wider Universe provides a laboratory in which the indirect effects of gravitational waves can be measured.
Excuse my English as it not my main language.
Joined: 14 Apr 11
Thomas Zolotor found a rock formation on Mars that looks like a duck swimming in water. Thomas Zolotor has given a class of galaxies the term FHB which stands for Faint Hubble Blob. This class of galaxies are from the Hubble telescope using the CANDELS survey. The FHB galaxies class are very faint and looks like blobs. They are from the farthest distance of the universe yet. This enables CANDELS to detect and measure objects much farther out in space and nearer to the Big Bang than before. The present day Galaxy Zoo combines new imaging from Sloan, giving us our best ever view of the local Universe, with the most distant images yet from Hubble's CANDELS survey. The CANDELS survey makes use of the new Wide Field Camera 3 - installed during the final shuttle mission to Hubble - to take ultra-deep images of the Universe, so who knows what's out there to be found? The CANDELS survey from the Hubble telescope allows us to look deeper into the universe’s past than ever before,” said Kevin Schawinski, astronomer and Galaxy Zoo team member from ETH Zurich in Switzerland.