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Astronomers have studied and discussed black holes for years, but never saw one — until Wednesday. Capping years of work, scientists working together on the Event Horizon Telescope project released a photo of the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. This black hole is 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.
The black hole in question is a part of Quasar 3C , which is 5 billion This is the highest resolution photograph of the phenomena to date. J.Y. Kim (MPIfR), Boston University Blazar Program (VLBA and GMVA), and.
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I’m your host, Eric and for our very first episode, we wanted to discuss our namesake. Pulsars are deep space objects with an incredible back story of mystery and scientific discovery. Talia, thanks so much for joining us today. It’s a small, very, very dense object called a neutron star that is spinning very quickly. And when I say dense, I’m talking, I read a statistic recently, it’s kind of fun, if you were to take every car in the United States and pack them down into the density that you find in a neutron star, all of those cars would be packed into something about the size of a dice.
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First picture of a black hole released: ‘We have seen … the unseeable’
Zlatko Minev IBM. To catch and reverse a quantum jump mid-flight. In quantum physics, measurements can fundamentally yield discrete and random results. Emblematic of this feature is Bohr’s proposal of quantum jumps between two discrete energy levels of an atom. Experimentally, quantum jumps were first observed in an atomic ion driven by a weak deterministic force while under strong continuous energy measurement.
The times at which the discontinuous jump transitions occur are reputed to be fundamentally unpredictable.
A Celtic Sojourn from WGBH – Boston We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole. to take a picture from Earth of an orange on the surface of the moon, or reading the date off a coin from across the country.
CNN — A mysterious astronomical object merged with a black hole million light-years away and created gravitational waves that could be detected on Earth. And it could change how astronomers understand black holes. In August , astronomers using gravitational wave detectors in the US and Italy detected ripples in space and time, a gravitational wave event they dubbed GW Given the fact that this occurred so far from Earth, the event occurred million years ago, but the gravitational waves are just now reaching us.
The merger occurred between an object that was 2. This large difference in the sizes of both objects, differing by a factor of nine, makes it the most extreme mass ratio for a gravitational wave event known to date. The merger led to a black hole about 25 times the mass of the sun.
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From the vantage point of Earth, M87’s black hole is smaller than the edge of a dime in Los Angeles as seen from Boston. Capturing something so minuscule.
On April 10, , the world got its first glimpse at a blackhole , revealing the massive cosmic being surrounded by a bright halo of light and presenting the strongest evidence to date of the existence of supermassive black holes. The Event Horizon Telescope , a telescope array that combines the power of various radio satellites ranging from the Chilean desert to Hawaii to the South Pole, just released an image depicting the jet in the finest detail ever captured. The image reveals an odd, twisted shape at the base that scientists had not expected.
The new finding is detailed in a study , published Tuesday in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. The image shows a disc of swirling gas and dust around the black hole, with the jet of plasma shooting out from it in the form of a stream of red. The team behind the image were using the Event Horizon Telescope to observe a quasar, dubbed 3C , located 5 billion lightyears away in the constellation Virgo.
In a photo of a black hole, a possible key to mysteries
Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edges of the abyss. Assembling data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, astronomers captured a picture of the hot, shadowy edges of a supermassive black hole, the light-sucking monsters of the universe theorized by Einstein more than a century ago and confirmed by observations for decades. It is along those edges that light bends around itself in a cosmic funhouse effect.
We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole. Here it is,” said Sheperd Doeleman of Harvard.
Topics discussed at previous seminars hosted by UMass Boston’s Physics back to prehistory, with the oldest known examples dating from the 11th century BCE. most extreme environment in the Universe: the event horizon of a black hole.
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In a series of papers published today in a special issue of Astrophysical Journal Letters , the team has revealed four images of the supermassive black hole at the heart of Messier 87, or M87, a galaxy within the Virgo galaxy cluster, 55 million light years from Earth. All four images show a central dark region surrounded by a ring of light that appears lopsided — brighter on one side than the other. Albert Einstein, in his theory of general relativity, predicted the existence of black holes, in the form of infinitely dense, compact regions in space, where gravity is so extreme that nothing, not even light, can escape from within.
By definition, black holes are invisible.
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Black Hole Charles Burns Author. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended upon the area’s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested in any number of ways — from the hideously grotesque to the subtle and concealable — but once you’ve got it, that’s it. There’s no turning back. As we inhabit the heads of several key characters — some kids who have it, some who don’t, some who are about to get it — what unfolds isn’t the expected battle to fight the plague, or bring heightened awareness to it, or even to treat it.
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Black academics are calling out racism in science , recounting behaviours ranging from overt acts to micro-aggressions, using social-media hashtags such as BlackInTheIvory. A study in April highlighted how students from under-represented groups innovate more than their white male counterparts do — but receive few to no career benefits from their discoveries because their contributions are often overlooked.
Nature spoke to six Black academic researchers about the effects of racism on their careers, their advice to white colleagues and their thoughts on meaningful institutional actions. Before I started my undergraduate programme, I thought a university campus was a magical place. It changed when someone used a racial epithet against me and threatened to kill me.
Black academic success happens despite systemic racism and bias. Geophysicist Vashan Wright notes that geoscience is one of the least diverse disciplines in scientific and technological fields. Credit: Dr.