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From McDonald Observatory: "Black Hole Chokes on a Swallowed Star"

McDonald Observatory

A five-year analysis of an event captured by a tiny telescope at McDonald Observatory and followed up by telescopes on the ground and in space has led astronomers to believe they witnessed a giant black hole tear apart a star. 998 more words

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From U Arizona: "New telescope aims to discover molecules, study black holes"

University of Arizona

January 30, 2015
Laeth George

The UA has recently installed a $14 million, 40-foot-wide radio telescope on Kitt Peak, which can be used for anything from identifying new compounds in space to studying black holes. 719 more words

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From ESO- "ESOcast 71: New Exoplanet-hunting Telescopes on Paranal"

European Southern Observatory

This ESOcast takes a close look at an unusual new group of small telescopes that has recently achieved first light at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. 45 more words

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From ESA- "Planck: gravitational waves remain elusive"

European Space Agency

30 January 2015
Markus Bauer
ESA Science and Robotic Exploration Communication Officer
Tel: +31-71-565-6799
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Email: Markus.Bauer@esa.int

Jan Tauber
ESA Planck Project Scientist… 1,493 more words

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From CfA: "CAT Scan of Nearby Supernova Remnant Reveals Frothy Interior"

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Christine Pulliam
Public Affairs Specialist
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Cassiopeia A, or Cas A for short, is one of the most well studied supernova remnants in our galaxy. 662 more words

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From phys.org: "Black holes do not exist where space and time do not exist, says new theory"


Jan 30, 2015
Lisa Zyga

This artist’s concept depicts a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy. The blue color here represents radiation pouring out from material very close to the black hole. 1,576 more words

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From DESY: "Free-electron laser FLASH"


10 years of SASE at FLASH

Back in 2005, early in the morning of January 14th, first SASE has been observed at DESY’s newly installed VUV free-electron laser. 1,379 more words

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