The Dawn Of Time ((EXCLUSIVE))
The telescope launched back in December and it now orbits the sun about a million miles away from Earth. Its giant mirror allows it to detect faint light that's been traveling for almost the entire history of the 13.8 billion-year-old universe. That means it can effectively see what galaxies looked like way back in time.
The Dawn Of Time
"We can see that we're really on track to realizing the dream of understanding galaxies at the earliest times," says Illingworth. "The last few months have been exciting, but a huge amount remains in front of us to learn."
Often adorned in ridiculous costumes, and with added members (including real drummer Michael Hiron), the band played around Brisbane between 1985 and 1987 while gaining a cult following due to their on-stage antics and songs about mass murderers, science fiction shows, drugs and songs centering the life and times of 60s counterculture icon Charles Manson. In that time, the Pineapples released the double A side single "Saha/Too Much Acid?" and an LP, Shocker, both of which sold out shortly after their respective launches. Due to the band members varying side-projects, the group began its lengthy hiatus in 1988.
But the sheer distance to the galaxy isn't the only thing to intrigue scientists. The galaxy is also creating stars at a furious pace, making it a rare cosmic find. NASA officials described the galaxy as shining from the "dawn of time," with star formation inside it occurring at a "shockingly high rate."
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The wolf that Aslan spotted running through the trees dashes back to the Witch and tells her that Maugrim is dead and Aslan is in Narnia. The Witch remains calm and orders the wolf to gather all those Narnians who are on her side and prepare them for battle. As the wolf leaves, the Witch reminds the dwarf of the ancient prophecy. To end bad times in Narnia, four humans must sit in the thrones at Cair Paravel. If they kill Edmund, explains the Witch, the prophecy will not come true. The dwarf agrees with the Witch, and they tie Edmund to a tree and prepare to kill him.
When someone refers to "midnight tonight" or "midnight last night" the reference of time is obvious. However, if a date/time is referred to as "at midnight on Friday, October 20th" the intention could be either midnight the beginning of the day or midnight at the end of the day.
Dawn is the time of morning when the Sun is 6 below the horizon. Respectively, dusk occurs when the Sun is 6 below the horizon in the evening. Sunrise is the time when the first part of the Sun becomes visible in the morning at a given location. Sunset is the time when the last part of the Sun disappears below the horizon in the evening at a given location. Twilight refers to the period between the dawn and sunrise and between sunset and dusk.
During that time, the "lesser" races (those of primitive humans and other demihumans) were enslaved by the dragon lords. Although some believe the metallic dragons were less brutal masters than the chromatics, a few metallics believe this was not the case.
Science specifies dawn as a particular moment defined by the solar elevation angle, which is the position of the Sun in relation to the horizon. As with dusk, astronomers differentiate between three different stages of dawn, each marking the beginning of one of the three phases of morning twilight:
At nautical dawn, the geometric center of the Sun's disk reaches an angle of 12 degrees below the horizon. The sunlight reflected by the atmosphere is now generally sufficient to distinguish the sky from land or water in clear weather conditions. As the horizon becomes faintly visible during this stage, seafarers can use it as a reference point when navigating by the stars.
Civil dawn, the brightest instance of dawn, occurs when the geometric center of the Sun's disk is 6 below the horizon. If the sky is clear, it is now enveloped in bright orange and yellow colors. At this point, only the brightest stars and planets, like Venus and Jupiter, are visible to the naked eye.
Colloquially, dawn is used to denote daybreak in general. It is also often seen as a synonym for the period of morning twilight when the Sun is still below the horizon, but its rays are already reflected by the Earth's atmosphere, lighting up the sky.
The Jewish Holy Scripture also dictates dawn as a time for prayer. The Talmud defines dawn as the moment 72 minutes before sunrise. However, some Jewish communities claim that this definition pertains only to the situation in Mesopotamia on the days of the equinoxes. These groups calculate the correct moment of dawn for each day and location, based on a solar elevation angle of 16.1 degrees below the horizon.
The cacophony of birdsong can be intimidating to pick apart and try to identify the different species. However, with a little knowledge you can start to break the wall of sound into individual species. And if you record the songs (see below), you can play them back later and spend more time on working out which species is singing which song.
Only the group of birds known as 'songbirds' can sing, sometimes known as passerines or searching birds. There are hundreds of songbird species around the world, in fact, more than half of the world's bird species are songbirds.
Robins usually kicks off the dawn chorus, and are normally the last to stop singing at night too. They are even known to sing overnight in towns and gardens, where robins can mistake streetlights and floodlights for daylight. As such, their song can be mistaken for nightingales. Robins will sing all year round, defending their territories, and can be found in a wide variety of habitats.
Blackbirds are also amongst the earliest singers in the dawn chorus, with a fluty and melodic whistle. Blackbirds don't repeat the verses, unlike the song thrush. Like the robin, they are known to sing under artificial light.
Similar in size to a European robin, but slimmer, with longer wings and tail, the bright orange-red chest, rump and tail of a spring male redstart proves a striking contrast to its black face and throat. Often found in the slightly more open areas, their short, strident warble frequently kicks off the dawn chorus.
Over 180 species have been recorded across the heath, woodland, wetland and grassland in this public space. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to hear the dawn chorus before London rouses itself in preparation for another noisy day.
The Seventh Doctor once used the phrase synonymously with the beginning of the universe, "the beginning of all beginnings", explaining to Ace that first came the forces of good and evil, then chaos, and the birth of time, matter and space. Both forces shattered as the universe exploded outwards, leaving behind only echoes until, eventually, the evil force resurfaced as what became known as Fenric. (TV: The Curse of Fenric)
The Planet One, "the oldest planet in the universe", had a diamond cliff with a "message from the dawn of time". The Eleventh Doctor took Amy Pond to Planet One to see the cliff face so that the TARDIS would translate the writing. When they arrived the writing revealed itself to be a message from River Song reading "Hello Sweetie" with a set of temporal co-ordinates, "ΘΣ Φ ΓΥΔϟ". (TV: The Pandorica Opens)