One of the most complete and comprehensive mods of flight simulation history has been updated. It took some time to get there, but the much-loved Active Sky is finally with us in a new 2016 update. Active Sky 2016 offers a new way for people to enjoy weather like never before. With sixteen years of development, hard work and professional precision in one, Active Sky 2016 marks the pinnacle of weather-based mods.
This offers a gluttony of new features that should definitely be checked out. Any flight simulation fan with a love or passion for flight will absolutely want to try this modification out. If you already own Active Sky, then you can just upgrade to the new 2016 edition.
Active Sky 2016 for FSX 1.0.7013.35875 could be downloaded from the developer's website when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this software available. AS16.exe is the common file name to indicate the Active Sky 2016 for FSX installer.
The most popular version among the program users is 1.0. Active Sky 2016 for FSX was developed to work on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11 and can function on 32-bit systems. The software lies within Games, more precisely Simulation. The actual developer of the software is HiFi Technologies, Inc.
Active Sky 2016 for FSX brings news features such as In-Cloud Motion Effects, Weather Scenarios System, Airborne Weather Radar, P3D v3 Visibility Smoothing and Volumetric Fog Integration, Navigraph Data Integration, Re-designed Map-based Custom Weather Editing System, Universal Web Companion App, an Improved Mapping System, and a High-Latitude Cloud Squeeze Fix.
You may want to check out more software, such as Active Sky 2016, Active Sky Next for FSX SP3 or Channel Islands National Park FSX P3D, which might be related to Active Sky 2016 for FSX.
How Can Supermassive Black Holes Drive the Evolution of Entire Galaxies?Francesco TombesiUMDTuesday, Jan 12, 2016AbstractPowerful winds driven by active galactic nuclei (AGN) are often invoked to play a fundamental role in the evolution of both supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and their host galaxies, quenching star formation and explaining the tight SMBH-galaxy relations. A strong support of this "quasar mode" feedback came from the recent X-ray observation of a mildly relativistic accretion disk wind in an ultraluminous infrared galaxy and its connection with a large-scale molecular outflow, providing a direct link between the SMBH and the gas out of which stars form. Spectroscopic observations, especially in the X-ray band, show that such accretion disk winds may be common in local AGN and quasars. However, their origin and characteristics are still not fully understood. Detailed theoretical models and simulations focused on radiation, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) or a combination of these two processes to investigate the possible acceleration mechanisms and dynamics of these winds. Some of these models have been directly compared to X-ray spectra, providing important insights into the wind physics. However, fundamental improvements on these studies will come only from the unprecedented energy resolution and sensitivity of the upcoming missions ASTRO-H (launch date early 2016) and Athena (2028).
Advances in Stellar Astrophysics, Star Formation, and Exoplanet Science with Large SurveysKeivan StassunVanderbiltTuesday, Feb 9, 2016AbstractLarge surveys, such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, are revolutionizing many areas of astrophysics. I present some recent discoveries that highlight the diversity of advances enabled by large surveys of stars and exoplanet systems, including: (1) that the most and least tightly bound binary star systems likely have a common dynamical origin; (2) that the properties of low-mass stars and of benchmark eclipsing binary systems can be corrupted through the effects of magnetic activity and of tertiary bodies; and (3) that the "flickering" of stars, due to the granulation of their surfaces, reveals the true physical properties of exoplanets. I close with some thoughts on the role of human visualization for discovery with big data.
Detection of Gravitational Radiation from a Merging Black Hole Binary and the New Era of Gravitational Wave AstronomyJordan CampGSFCFriday, Feb 19, 2016AbstractThe era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy has begun. On Sept 14 2015 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational radiation from the last moments of the merging of a Black Hole Binary system. I will describe the detection and its implications, as well as the incredible sensitivity of the LIGO detectors that made the detection possible. I will give some background on the notion of Black Holes since they were first predicted as a consequence of Einstein's theory of General Relativity in 1916. Finally, I will talk about Goddard's role going forward in this highly promising new field of astronomy.
Search for signatures of early black holesNico CappellutiYaleTuesday, Feb 23, 2016AbstractSearch for the formation mechanism of supermassive black holes (SMBH) requires to access, with X-ray observations, the Universe at z>5. This is a challenge, because the deepest Chandra observations, combined with HST-WFC3, provide only a handful of candidate high-z AGNs that can be used to test the SMBH formation machanisms. Beyond that, we need to search for their footprints in the cosmic backgrounds. I will present recent observational result that may shed light on the first black holes in the Universe. In particular, recently detected joint fluctuations of the Chandra Cosmic X-ray Background and the Spitzer Cosmic Infrared Background are opening a new window on this epoch of the cosmic history and paving the way for JWST, The X-ray Surveyor and Athena.
Molecular Gas Flows in Cluster Cores Revealed by ALMABrian McNamaraWaterlooTuesday, Mar 1, 2016AbstractDozens of brightest cluster elliptical galaxies contain molecular gas reservoirs exceeding 10^9 solar masses, fuelling star formation rates of tens of solar masses per year. These galaxies are embedded in hot, X-ray atmospheres where the cooling time falls below one Gyr. The cooling atmospheres are expected to form molecular clouds that fuel star formation and energetic feedback from central supermassive black holes. New observations of a half dozen brightest cluster galaxies obtained with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array are revealing a diversity of molecular gas dynamics and morphologies including, molecular inflow, outflow, and star formation occurring preferentially in filaments rather than in molecular disks. Molecular cloud ensemble velocities generally lie far below the stellar velocity dispersions, indicating their motions are not governed by gravity. I will show that AGN feedback scales with halo mass, and I will suggest that molecular gas fuelling feedback likely cooled in the wakes of buoyantly-rising radio bubbles.
Gamma Rays from the Inner Milky Way: Dark Matter or Point Sources?Tracy SlatyerMITTuesday, Mar 8, 2016AbstractStudies of data from the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope have revealed bright gamma-ray emission from the central regions of our galaxy, with a spatial and spectral profile consistent with annihilating dark matter. However, I will present a new model-independent analysis that suggests that rather than originating from dark matter, the GeV excess may arise from a surprising new population of as-yet-unresolved gamma-ray point sources in the heart of the Milky Way. I will briefly discuss other possible explanations, and whether an unexpected new population of millisecond pulsars could be responsible.
Mapping Exoplanets (and what it's good for)Nick CowanMcGillTuesday, Mar 15, 2016AbstractExtrasolar planets are being discovered at an unprecedented rate, and their atmospheres have recently become accessible to remote study. Exoplanets provide excellent laboratories for testing theories in planetary science, but they are so distant that we must contend with disk-integrated observations. I will describe how we extract spatially-resolved images of planets from such data. Current optical and infrared observations give us insight into the compositions, clouds, and heat transport of short period planets. Upcoming direct-imaging missions will monitor the scattered light from exoplanets, allowing us to constrain the obliquity and surface character of rocky worlds. In other words, we will soon be able to construct globes of exoplanets. The atmospheric state and surface character of exoplanets provide leverage to crack hard problems in geoscience, such as cloud formation, wind velocities, and geochemical cycling.
A hard X-ray view of the Galactic Center with the NuSTAR telescopesKaya MoriColumbiaTuesday, Mar 22, 2016AbstractIn June 2012, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) was launched into orbit, carrying the first hard X-ray (10-79 keV) focusing telescopes with sub-arcminute angular resolution. One of the major goals of the NuSTAR mission was to conduct a detailed hard X-ray survey of the point sources and diffuse emission around the Galactic Center. The baseline NuSTAR Galactic Center survey, with total area coverage of 0.7 deg^2 and total exposure of 2 Msec, detected 70 hard X-ray point sources, four X-ray transients including a new magnetar SGR J1745-29, and hard X-ray flares from the central supermassive black hole (Sagittarius A*). NuSTAR resolved diffuse features such as previously unknown central hard X-ray emission, molecular clouds and non-thermal X-ray filaments above 10 keV. I will review this survey and highlight some of the important results from NuSTAR's high-resolution imaging and broad-band spectroscopy. I will also discuss some implications for the Galactic Center TeV emission, the origin of thousands of Chandra X-ray point sources, the Galactic Ridge diffuse X-ray emission as well as the on-going NuSTAR Legacy survey program.
Where Does the Water in our Oceans Come From?Ewine van DishoeckLeidenTuesday, Mar 29, 2016AbstractWater is one of the most abundant chemical species in the universe, and essential for the origin of life (as we know it) on Earth and on the many exoplanets that have now been identified. But where does all the water in our oceans come from? Recent observations, in particular with the Herschel Space Observatory, show that molecules such as water are formed in the very tenuous clouds between the stars that are present throughout the entire Milky Way. The latest results on water gas and ice in protostellar sources will be presented and the evolution of water and the oxygen reservoir from clouds to new stars and planets will be discussed, together with predictions for JWST observations. An important clue on how this water is delivered to planetary systems comes from measurements of heavy water, HDO. The Rosetta mission has found surprisingly high values for the HDO/H2O ratio in comet 67 P/C-G. The implications of this measurement for the origin of water on Earth will be discussed. 2b1af7f3a8