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Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Linkedin Linkedin printTCU Football remained at No. 3 in the latest AP Poll Sunday afternoon but was tied with Ole Miss at 1,345 votes apiece.Despite a 56-37 win for the Frogs over SMU and a loss from previously ranked No. 2 Alabama to No. 15 Ole Miss, the Frogs stayed put in the rankings. Michigan State jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 after defeating Air Force 35-21 Saturday.The Rebels skyrocketed 12 spots from No. 15 to tie TCU at No. 3 after upsetting the No. 2 Crimson Tide 43-37 Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama plummeted ten spots in the rankings from No. 2 to No. 12.Fans reacted to the tie between TCU and Ole Miss in the rankings with much surprise:TCU did, however, jump to No. 2 in USA Today’s Amway Coaches Poll.Rounding out the AP Poll top 10: 1. Ohio State, 2. Michigan State, 3. TCU/Ole Miss, 5. Baylor, 6. Notre Dame, 7. Georgia, 8. LSU, 9. UCLA, 10. Florida State. Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Dean Straka TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Twitter Facebook Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor + posts ReddIt ReddIt Josh Doctson in the end zone during TCU’s 56-37 victory over SMU Saturday night. Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Facebook Twitter Previous articleCalling all food fanatics, the State Fair of Texas is hereNext articleTCU drops back down to 82 in national university rankings Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook printThe No. 4 Women’s Rifle team set a new program record with their performance at the Patriot Rifle Championship (PRC), which they had previously set last season.The Frogs had eight of the top nine aggregate scorers in their match. Rachel Garner led the way for TCU with an aggregate score of 1,185 followed by Elizabeth Marsh who finished with an aggregate of 1,178.TCU led the field in smallbore as Garner finished first in the group with a season-high score of 589. Marsh finished second with a 582 while Kristen Hemphill scored a 579 to round out the top three performance by the Frogs.The Horned Frogs continued their strong performance where Garner, Marsh, Casey Lutz and Angeline Henry all posted a score of 596 to help the Frogs achieve a new program record.The Horned Frogs will travel to Lexington, Va. where they will battle against the Virginia Military Institute Keydets on Oct. 27. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Twitter ReddIt What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Jonathan Abraham What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions Previous articleWhat we’re reading: DeliveryNext articleVolleyball struggle defensively, fall to Baylor in five sets Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Linkedin Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season
center column 4 Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet By KIMM FESENMAIER Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 11:00 am Make a comment Business News 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy This artistic rendering shows the distant view from Planet Nine back towards the sun. The planet is thought to be gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune. Hypothetical lightning lights up the night side. Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the sun on average than does Neptune (which orbits the sun at an average distance of 2.8 billion miles). In fact, it would take this new planet between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make just one full orbit around the sun.The researchers, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, discovered the planet’s existence through mathematical modeling and computer simulations but have not yet observed the object directly.“This would be a real ninth planet,” says Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy. “There have only been two true planets discovered since ancient times, and this would be a third. It’s a pretty substantial chunk of our solar system that’s still out there to be found, which is pretty exciting.”Brown notes that the putative ninth planet—at 5,000 times the mass of Pluto—is sufficiently large that there should be no debate about whether it is a true planet. Unlike the class of smaller objects now known as dwarf planets, Planet Nine gravitationally dominates its neighborhood of the solar system. In fact, it dominates a region larger than any of the other known planets—a fact that Brown says makes it “the most planet-y of the planets in the whole solar system.”Batygin and Brown describe their work in the current issue of the Astronomical Journal and show how Planet Nine helps explain a number of mysterious features of the field of icy objects and debris beyond Neptune known as the Kuiper Belt.“Although we were initially quite skeptical that this planet could exist, as we continued to investigate its orbit and what it would mean for the outer solar system, we become increasingly convinced that it is out there,” says Batygin, an assistant professor of planetary science. “For the first time in over 150 years, there is solid evidence that the solar system’s planetary census is incomplete.”The road to the theoretical discovery was not straightforward. In 2014, a former postdoc of Brown’s, Chad Trujillo, and his colleague Scott Sheppard published a paper noting that 13 of the most distant objects in the Kuiper Belt are similar with respect to an obscure orbital feature. To explain that similarity, they suggested the possible presence of a small planet. Brown thought the planet solution was unlikely, but his interest was piqued.He took the problem down the hall to Batygin, and the two started what became a year-and-a-half-long collaboration to investigate the distant objects. As an observer and a theorist, respectively, the researchers approached the work from very different perspectives—Brown as someone who looks at the sky and tries to anchor everything in the context of what can be seen, and Batygin as someone who puts himself within the context of dynamics, considering how things might work from a physics standpoint. Those differences allowed the researchers to challenge each other’s ideas and to consider new possibilities. “I would bring in some of these observational aspects; he would come back with arguments from theory, and we would push each other. I don’t think the discovery would have happened without that back and forth,” says Brown. ” It was perhaps the most fun year of working on a problem in the solar system that I’ve ever had.”Fairly quickly Batygin and Brown realized that the six most distant objects from Trujillo and Shepherd’s original collection all follow elliptical orbits that point in the same direction in physical space. That is particularly surprising because the outermost points of their orbits move around the solar system, and they travel at different rates.“It’s almost like having six hands on a clock all moving at different rates, and when you happen to look up, they’re all in exactly the same place,” says Brown. The odds of having that happen are something like 1 in 100, he says. But on top of that, the orbits of the six objects are also all tilted in the same way—pointing about 30 degrees downward in the same direction relative to the plane of the eight known planets. The probability of that happening is about 0.007 percent. “Basically it shouldn’t happen randomly,” Brown says. “So we thought something else must be shaping these orbits.”The first possibility they investigated was that perhaps there are enough distant Kuiper Belt objects—some of which have not yet been discovered—to exert the gravity needed to keep that subpopulation clustered together. The researchers quickly ruled this out when it turned out that such a scenario would require the Kuiper Belt to have about 100 times the mass it has today.That left them with the idea of a planet. Their first instinct was to run simulations involving a planet in a distant orbit that encircled the orbits of the six Kuiper Belt objects, acting like a giant lasso to wrangle them into their alignment. Batygin says that almost works but does not provide the observed eccentricities precisely. “Close, but no cigar,” he says.Then, effectively by accident, Batygin and Brown noticed that if they ran their simulations with a massive planet in an anti-aligned orbit—an orbit in which the planet’s closest approach to the sun, or perihelion, is 180 degrees across from the perihelion of all the other objects and known planets—the distant Kuiper Belt objects in the simulation assumed the alignment that is actually observed.“Your natural response is ‘This orbital geometry can’t be right. This can’t be stable over the long term because, after all, this would cause the planet and these objects to meet and eventually collide,’” says Batygin. But through a mechanism known as mean-motion resonance, the anti-aligned orbit of the ninth planet actually prevents the Kuiper Belt objects from colliding with it and keeps them aligned. As orbiting objects approach each other they exchange energy. So, for example, for every four orbits Planet Nine makes, a distant Kuiper Belt object might complete nine orbits. They never collide. Instead, like a parent maintaining the arc of a child on a swing with periodic pushes, Planet Nine nudges the orbits of distant Kuiper Belt objects such that their configuration with relation to the planet is preserved.“Still, I was very skeptical,” says Batygin. “I had never seen anything like this in celestial mechanics.”But little by little, as the researchers investigated additional features and consequences of the model, they became persuaded. “A good theory should not only explain things that you set out to explain. It should hopefully explain things that you didn’t set out to explain and make predictions that are testable,” says Batygin.And indeed Planet Nine’s existence helps explain more than just the alignment of the distant Kuiper Belt objects. It also provides an explanation for the mysterious orbits that two of them trace. The first of those objects, dubbed Sedna, was discovered by Brown in 2003. Unlike standard-variety Kuiper Belt objects, which get gravitationally “kicked out” by Neptune and then return back to it, Sedna never gets very close to Neptune. A second object like Sedna, known as 2012 VP113, was announced by Trujillo and Shepherd in 2014. Batygin and Brown found that the presence of Planet Nine in its proposed orbit naturally produces Sedna-like objects by taking a standard Kuiper Belt object and slowly pulling it away into an orbit less connected to Neptune.”]But the real kicker for the researchers was the fact that their simulations also predicted that there would be objects in the Kuiper Belt on orbits inclined perpendicularly to the plane of the planets. Batygin kept finding evidence for these in his simulations and took them to Brown. “Suddenly I realized there are objects like that,” recalls Brown. In the last three years, observers have identified four objects tracing orbits roughly along one perpendicular line from Neptune and one object along another. “We plotted up the positions of those objects and their orbits, and they matched the simulations exactly,” says Brown. “When we found that, my jaw sort of hit the floor.”“When the simulation aligned the distant Kuiper Belt objects and created objects like Sedna, we thought this is kind of awesome—you kill two birds with one stone,” says Batygin. “But with the existence of the planet also explaining these perpendicular orbits, not only do you kill two birds, you also take down a bird that you didn’t realize was sitting in a nearby tree.”Where did Planet Nine come from and how did it end up in the outer solar system? Scientists have long believed that the early solar system began with four planetary cores that went on to grab all of the gas around them, forming the four gas planets—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Over time, collisions and ejections shaped them and moved them out to their present locations. “But there is no reason that there could not have been five cores, rather than four,” says Brown. Planet Nine could represent that fifth core, and if it got too close to Jupiter or Saturn, it could have been ejected into its distant, eccentric orbit.Batygin and Brown continue to refine their simulations and learn more about the planet’s orbit and its influence on the distant solar system. Meanwhile, Brown and other colleagues have begun searching the skies for Planet Nine. Only the planet’s rough orbit is known, not the precise location of the planet on that elliptical path. If the planet happens to be close to its perihelion, Brown says, astronomers should be able to spot it in images captured by previous surveys. If it is in the most distant part of its orbit, the world’s largest telescopes—such as the twin 10-meter telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Subaru Telescope, all on Mauna Kea in Hawaii—will be needed to see it. If, however, Planet Nine is now located anywhere in between, many telescopes have a shot at finding it.“I would love to find it,” says Brown. “But I’d also be perfectly happy if someone else found it. That is why we’re publishing this paper. We hope that other people are going to get inspired and start searching.”In terms of understanding more about the solar system’s context in the rest of the universe, Batygin says that in a couple of ways, this ninth planet that seems like such an oddball to us would actually make our solar system more similar to the other planetary systems that astronomers are finding around other stars. First, most of the planets around other sunlike stars have no single orbital range—that is, some orbit extremely close to their host stars while others follow exceptionally distant orbits. Second, the most common planets around other stars range between 1 and 10 Earth-masses.“One of the most startling discoveries about other planetary systems has been that the most common type of planet out there has a mass between that of Earth and that of Neptune,” says Batygin. “Until now, we’ve thought that the solar system was lacking in this most common type of planet. Maybe we’re more normal after all.”Brown, well known for the significant role he played in the demotion of Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet adds, “All those people who are mad that Pluto is no longer a planet can be thrilled to know that there is a real planet out there still to be found,” he says. “Now we can go and find this planet and make the solar system have nine planets once again.”The paper is titled “Evidence for a Distant Giant Planet in the Solar System.” Your email address will not be published. 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Puma Energy is a mid- and downstream oil company based in Singapore. (Credit: bertholdbrodersen from Pixabay) Trafigura has agreed to acquire Sonangol’s entire stake of 31.78% in Puma Energy, a Singaporean mid- and downstream oil company, for $600m.The Singaporean commodity trading company has also signed an agreement to sell its Angolan business and assets to Sonangol for the same amount.The Angolan assets of Trafigura include the Pumangol retail network of service stations, airport terminals, and marine terminals, which include Terminal de Combustíveis da Pumangol em Luanda (TCPL) terminal in Luanda Bay.According to the parties, the deals will help Puma Energy cut down the size of the rights issue to raise $500m from rights subscribed already for by Trafigura and also a small number of minority shareholders.Trafigura executive chairman and CEO Jeremy Weir said: “Trafigura is pleased to support the recapitalisation of Puma Energy and the sale of Puma’s Angolan assets to our longstanding partner Sonangol. This is a further demonstration of our commitment to and confidence in Puma Energy and its future prospects.”As a natural result of the recapitalisation, Trafigura’s stake in Puma Energy is likely to increase to more than 90%.Puma Energy chairman René Médori said: “The recapitalisation and strengthening of Puma Energy’s balance sheet has been a key strategic aim, which will stabilize the Company’s finances and underpin investment in our ambitious growth plans.“Puma Energy’s values of customer focus, leading by example, collaboration and agility remain as relevant to success as ever.“Today’s announcement means we can build on the foundations developed over the past few years and accelerate capital investment to capture the growth opportunities we have identified.”Puma Energy is engaged in providing energy solutions in 44 countries spanning six continents. The company has nearly 2,900 retail sites along with a footprint at more than 80 airports, and a network of storage terminals.For Sonangol, the sale of its stake in Puma Energy avoids its participation in the latter’s recapitalisation efforts, said the company’s chairman and CEO Gaspar Martins.The acquisition of Trafigura’s Angolan assets, on the other hand, will help strengthen its core business.Closing of the two deals are subject to receipt of regulatory approvals. The commodity trading company has also agreed to sell its Angolan business and assets to Sonangol
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