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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
Mob: +31-61-594-3-954
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
617-495-7463
cpulliam@cfa.harvard.edu

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"


phys.org

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"


DESY

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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