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Welcome to Interesting If True, the podcast that’s kicking 2022 off right — by taking the piss out of the ’80s! I'm your host this week, Aaron, and with me are: I'm Shea, and this week I learned that there are literally no rules saying your New Year’s resolution can’t be for evil.  I'm Steve, and you should rewatch Highlander too. Round Table Round table this week starts with a very good Happy New Year to all our fantastic listeners. It’s pretty cool that we’re still able to do this and despite changes in hosts, branding, topics — really all the things — you’re still with us. Thanks to everyone who listens, shares, and supports the show! Your support means the world to us of course, but it also allows us to donate to a good cause like WyoAIDS. If you’d like to find out how to join the ranks of our good year-having, charity-helping, supporters check out and, for as little as a buck a show, you’ll get a patin-exclusive story each week! It’s basically twice the weekly us, and that is, apparently, something you enjoy ;) And with 2022’s inaugural Patreon pitch out of the way, let’s have a beer! Headlines! Speaking of new things, it’s Headlines 2.0! I wanted to restore the headline segment to talk about the nonsense, of course, there will be a bunch of that in 2022 I’m confident. But also to talk about some cool stuff. So, in keeping with the format of the show, these will be brief, fun, and hopefully, not entirely depressing. That’s No Moon… An international team of astronomers has released an image of what, at first glance, is a star-filled night’s sky. It’s (not) Full of Stars The image is actually of some 25,000 supermassive black holes! The giant star-eaters live at the center of galaxies. Now, I know what you’re thinking — how do you take a picture or something that devours light? Well… you watch the stars it eats and image the accretion disk around it with a network of 52 radio telescopes using LOWFAR (Low-Frequency Array). Then you spend years working the data out.  This is the result of many years of work on incredibly difficult data. […] We had to invent new methods to convert the radio signals into images of the sky.”Francesco de Gasperin Lead researcher Francesco de Gasperin, Universität Hamburg, Germany. The LOWFAR signals can be in the 3MHz range and distorted by signals up to 30MHz. It’s similar to when you try to see the world while immersed in a swimming pool, when you look up, the waves on the water of the pool deflect the light rays and distort the view.”Reinout van Weeren Study co-author Reinout van Weeren, of the Leiden Observatory. The image, which is massive but still only makes up 4% of the night sky in the northern hemisphere, was created with supercomputers correcting each portion of the image, every 4 seconds, over the course of 256-hour observation. * American Gods… The Pew Research Center has released new figures on American religiosity and, surprising no one I’m sure, it continues to wane.  Basically, the Trump administration and their brazen bigotries combined with god’s apparent impotence in the face of Covid have left folks questioning organized religion.
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