In what was previously deemed impossible, an actual picture has been taken of a supermassive black hole in the center of a giant galaxy 55 million light years away. It was made possible by creating and using a tightly linked network of radio telescopes located all the way from Hawaii to the South Pole. Just the computer processing alone of the data took more than two years.
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President M, Russell Ballard has often declared how the millions of stars that can be visible on a cold dark winter’s night direct his attention to the Lord’s words to Moses: “And worlds without number have I created; and I also created them for mine own purpose; and by the Son I created them, which is mine Only Begotten” (Moses 1:33). “In our day the Hubble deep-space telescope has confirmed the magnitude of what Moses saw."
The Lord says he will remember our sins no more, but how can an omniscient God forget? He knows all things and is not bound by time, so how can he ever forget anything? I cannot claim to understand quantum physics, but one day while reading, I found something that has evoked much thought and wonder! It was about quantum physics and the mysterious stuff we call “light” and its implications about reality; past, present, and future.
This mission demonstrates the dramatic coordinated use of inventions, space and earth based telescopes and other instruments, to say nothing of programming, networks, communications, and engineering applications across vast areas of space. All these things together in this example show the intelligence and power that mere humans can now use. We well should ask: “If our coordinated intelligent efforts can do so much, what then is God able to do?”
The BYU team not only won $30,000 from the competition, but broke a Guinness World Record by launching their rocket 883 feet in the air, twice as high as the previous record held by the University of Minnesota.
Monitoring cancer can often be an intrusive and exhausting process for patients. But with BYU chemistry professor Ryan Kelly’s new research, there is hope for a simpler way: No more biopsies. No more spinal taps. Instead, patients may be able to take a simple blood test to diagnose, monitor and tailor appropriate therapies for various cancers.
Sage grouse are an unmistakable species of bird. Besides being fascinating, sage grouse are extremely important indicators of the health of the most widespread ecosystem type in the United States, the sage-steppe ecosystem. Once widespread throughout the Intermountain West, this ecosystem is now fragmented and imperiled. But a group of BYU professors and students are working to help save this species.