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NATO’s standing maritime group arrives for exercises in Black Sea

NATO’s standing maritime group arrives for exercises in Black Sea

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July 5 (UPI) -- NATO ships entered the Black Sea to conduct routine patrols and participate in a massive show of force exercise in Ukraine. Led by the flagship HMCS Toronto, a Royal Canadian Navy frigate, the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two arrived at the Black Sea on Wednesday. They were joined by the Turkish frigate TCG Turgutris, the British frigate HMS Duncan and the Romanian frigate ROS Regele Ferdinand, all on their way to Sea Breeze 2019, a military exercise involving 32 warships, 24 aircraft and about 3,000 troops from 19 countries. The event is sponsored by the United States and Ukraine. Although not a NATO member, "Ukraine is a highly valued partner to NATO, contributing to NATO operations and regularly exercising together in a demonstration of Ukraine's strong commitment to i...
Study explains how supermassive black holes first appeared in the early universe

Study explains how supermassive black holes first appeared in the early universe

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June 28 (UPI) -- Scientists have developed a new model for the formation and growth of supermassive black holes that could explain their appearance in the early universe. According to the new study, published this week in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, supermassive black holes grow extremely fast over a very short amount of time, and then very suddenly, stop growing. Scientists came up with the new model to better explain the distribution of supermassive black hole masses and luminosities throughout the distant universe. "This is indirect observational evidence that black holes originate from direct-collapses and not from stellar remnants," Shantanu Basu, an astronomy professor at the University of Western Ontario, said in a news release. Basu and his colleague Arpan Das analyzed th...
BREAKING: Alabama 3 band member and Sopranos theme tune composer Jake Black dies

BREAKING: Alabama 3 band member and Sopranos theme tune composer Jake Black dies

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Alabama 3 bandmember Jake Black has died, his bandmates have confirmed. The musician, who co-wrote the song used as the theme tune for The Sopranos, died a few days after performing at Highpoint Festival in Lancashire. It has been reported Black was taken ill just hours after he played a show with his band on Friday.Black's bandmates confirmed the news today on their official Facebook account. The statement read: “Early this afternoon, on a beautiful summer’s day, our friend, comrade and spiritual teacher, Jake Black AKA The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love, passed over to the higher ground. “After a magnificent performance at the Highpoint Festival in Lancashire, D.Wayne in his supreme wisdom, decided it was the appropriate moment for his ascencion into the next le
Portsmouth 0-0 (agg 0-1) Sunderland: Black Cats reach League One play-off final following heated stalemate at Fratton Park

Portsmouth 0-0 (agg 0-1) Sunderland: Black Cats reach League One play-off final following heated stalemate at Fratton Park

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stalemate Despite Pompey's best efforts to score Sunderland's defence ultimately proved too solid to breach Sunderland took a giant step in their bid to return to the Championship as they saw off Portsmouth to reach the League One play-off final in a heated stalemate at Fratton Park. Following a goalless and fractious encounter, Chris Maguire’s volley in the first-leg was ultimately enough to see Sunderland get to Wembley. Sunderland are through to the League One play-off final The Black Cats got their revenge for their painful Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Pompey back in March, where they cruelly lost to the south coast outfit on penalties. Two fine stops from keeper John McLaughlin in either half from headers by Gareth Evans an
New telescopes to help astronomers acquire sharper black hole images

New telescopes to help astronomers acquire sharper black hole images

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May 6 (UPI) -- Earlier this year, scientists captured the first up-close image of a black hole. Now, researchers are working on plans to produce even sharper images of the cosmic phenomena. Scientists published their plans for acquiring better black hole images this week in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. The plans involve the deployment of two or three coordinated orbital radio telescopes. To showcase the power of their planned constellation of observatories, dubbed the Event Horizon Imager, researchers developed a model to simulate the telescopes' image-making abilities. "There are lots of advantages to using satellites instead of permanent radio telescopes on Earth, as with the Event Horizon Telescope," Freek Roelofs, a PhD candidate at Radboud University in the Netherlands, s...