“Live music performances now serve an increasingly important function for audiences by providing content for the virtual presentation of their online selves. More time at gigs and other social activities is spent creating documentary evidence to upload on to social networking pages. Audience members are increasingly acting like tourists at gigs and in their everyday lives. They document their experiences rather than just experience them.”—Ask the indie professor: Shoes, phones and other gig accessories | Music | guardian.co.uk
A relatively small black hole has been spotted blowing bubbles with diameters of more than 300-1500 light years.
Robert Soria of the University College London and colleagues pored over images and data from the European Southern Observatory and Chandra X-ray Observatory, zeroing in on an unusually large remnant from a supernova explosion.
Its host galaxy appears in the Sculptor constellation of Earth’s southern sky, around 12.7 million light years away.