Day: April 18, 2020

Why these Quasar jets appear to travel faster than light

Quasar jets imaged by the Earth Horizon Telescope (EHT) show galactic movements in unprecedented detail. Movements of vast quantities of gas, racing away from Quasar 3C 279 at speeds near the speed of light, reveal signs of a violent past.

In 2019, the The Earth Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of radio telescopes, released the first-ever image of the region surrounding a black hole. Now, astronomers examining data from this study focused their sights on a different object, a quasar named 3C 279.

The first detailed looks at quasar jets — 3C 279, imaged by the Earth Horizon Telescope. Image
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Microsoft taps Windows 10 2004 as ‘May Update,’ preps for release next month

Microsoft on Thursday gave the newest Windows 10 upgrade a name, calling it the “May 2020 Update,” signaling that it will launch the refresh next month.

Computerworld had argued that Microsoft would be better served, and better serve customers, if it pushed back the release of Windows 10 2004, the four-digit label it had assigned earlier, by several months. The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on businesses, notably a massive shift to working at home, the argument went, had so stretched IT resources that adding a Windows upgrade risked breakdowns or even catastrophic failure of core business tools.


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