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The Most Intimate Portrait Yet of a Black Hole

The Most Intimate Portrait Yet of a Black Hole

The Most Intimate Portrait Yet of a Black Hole The Most Intimate Portrait Yet of a Black Hole The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, an international team of radio astronomers that has been staring down the throat of a giant black hole for years, on Wednesday published what it called the most intimate portrait yet of the forces that give rise …

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Hunting for a Giant Black Hole, Astronomers Found a Nest of Darkness

Hunting for a Giant Black Hole, Astronomers Found a Nest of Darkness

Hunting for a Giant Black Hole, Astronomers Found a Nest of Darkness Hunting for a Giant Black Hole, Astronomers Found a Nest of Darkness The cluster NGC 6397 is one of about 150 spherical clouds of ancient stars that orbit the Milky Way and perhaps predate its formation. It is 13 billion years old and contains about 250,000 stars, all …

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A Famous Black Hole Gets a Massive Update

A Famous Black Hole Gets a Massive Update

A Famous Black Hole Gets a Massive Update A Famous Black Hole Gets a Massive Update Sometimes, depending on circumstance, this endgame collapse is marked by a stupendous supernova explosion. In this case, however, Dr. Miller-Jones wrote in an email, “We think that the black hole formed via almost direct collapse into a black hole, rather than in a type …

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Missing: One Black Hole With 10 Billion Solar Masses

Missing: One Black Hole With 10 Billion Solar Masses

Missing: One Black Hole With 10 Billion Solar Masses Missing: One Black Hole With 10 Billion Solar Masses Two of the knots, they concluded, were probably small galaxies with small internal motions being cannibalized by the big galaxy. Measurements of the third knot had such large error bars that it could not yet be ruled in or out as the …

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At the British Masters, Empty Fairways, Empty Pubs and a Hole in the Bubble

At the British Masters, Empty Fairways, Empty Pubs and a Hole in the Bubble

At the British Masters, Empty Fairways, Empty Pubs and a Hole in the Bubble At the British Masters, Empty Fairways, Empty Pubs and a Hole in the Bubble NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England — A reporter walks into a bar with a hotel booking number in her hand and a mask covering her face. This is not the start of a …

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Watch This Black Hole Blow Bubbles

Watch This Black Hole Blow Bubbles

Watch This Black Hole Blow Bubbles Watch This Black Hole Blow Bubbles “Consequences can be indirect,” she said. “A huge increase in cosmic rays during the Pliocene might have been indirectly responsible for the extinction of some ocean animals — not due to irradiation but due to damage to the ozone layer they created. So maybe crossing the path of …

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Deep in the Cosmic Forest, a Black Hole Goldilocks Might Like

Deep in the Cosmic Forest, a Black Hole Goldilocks Might Like

Deep in the Cosmic Forest, a Black Hole Goldilocks Might Like Deep in the Cosmic Forest, a Black Hole Goldilocks Might Like Seven hundred and forty million years ago, a star disappeared in a shriek of X-rays. In 2006 a pair of satellites, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency’s X-ray Multi-Mission (XMM-Newton, for short), detected that shriek …

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Back to the Future screenwriter finally closes major plot hole

Back to the Future screenwriter finally closes major plot hole

Back to the Future screenwriter finally closes major plot hole Back to the Future screenwriter finally closes major plot hole Back to the Future screenwriter Bob Gale has finally closed a major plot hole that’s had fans scratching their heads for 35 years. Since the cult hit was released in 1985, many have wondered why Marty McFly’s parents didn’t recognise …

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Welcome to the ‘Rabbit Hole’

Welcome to the ‘Rabbit Hole’

Introducing an audio series about how the internet is changing, and how it’s changing us. Source link

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Dancing With a Black Hole

Dancing With a Black Hole

For decades, astronomers have had their earthly eyes on the adventures of a star known as S2 that tickles the edges of oblivion. Every 16 years, the star’s orbit takes it within a cosmic whisker’s breadth — 11 billion miles — of the lip of what is believed to be the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, the pothole in eternity …

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