Stanton also spoke to the media on Wednesday I f

first_imgStanton also spoke to the media on Wednesday.“I feel good,” he said. “I feel really good. I think we’ve got a plan in place with our training staff and just trying to trend in the right direction, and that’s been the case the past couple of days.“Both days have been successful thus far. It’s just one of those things where I don’t know when it’s going to start feeling better but I don’t want to push it too hard.”Stanton added that if he’s not ready to go by Sunday, “Blaine will go out there and do a good job.”PETERS SPRAINS ANKLEArians did give a more definitive update on another ailing player, defensive tackle Corey Peters. He said the 29-year-old Peters, who has started all nine of the Cardinals’ games this year, has a high ankle sprain and could be out a while. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires As Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton nurses a knee injury, it’s unclear whether Blaine Gabbert will start against the Texans this week.On Wednesday, head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that Stanton has made progress in practice since spraining his knee in Thursday’s game against the Seahawks. There was no announcement on whether Stanton would be ruled out against Houston, though 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki reported that Gabbert will start. Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 4 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) scrambles against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Monster black hole born shortly after big bang

first_imgAll galaxies are thought to have supermassive black holes at their center. These start out small—with masses equivalent to between 100 and 100,000 suns—and build up over time by consuming the gas, dust, and stars around them or by merging with other black holes to reach sizes measured in millions or billions of solar masses. Such binge eating usually takes billions of years, but a team of astronomers was stunned to discover what is, in galactic terms, a monstrous baby: a gigantic black hole of 12 billion solar masses in a barely newborn galaxy, just 875 million years after the big bang. The researchers report online in Nature today that they were scouring through several astronomical surveys looking for bright objects in the very early universe called quasars, galaxies that burn very bright because their central black holes are consuming material so fast. The monster they found (depicted in this artist’s impression) is roughly 3000 times the size of our Milky Way’s central black hole. To have grown to such a size in so short a time, it must have been munching matter at close to the maximum physically possible rate for most of its existence. Its large size and rate of consumption also makes it the brightest object in that distant era, and astronomers can use its bright light to study the composition of the early universe: how much of the original hydrogen and helium from the big bang had been forged into heavier elements in the furnaces of stars.last_img read more