There is now overwhelming evidence that our Galaxy harbours a supermassive black hole at its centre. Not only that, but the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered that all spiral galaxies harbour supermassive black holes at their centres, and the mass of that black hole is directly proportional to the mass of the galaxy in which it resides. 665 more words
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On Saturday (15th October) I was back in Brighton for the first time since I left my job there at the end of July. The occasion was a very nice lunch party to celebrate 50 years of the… 576 more words
It’s dependably fun and illuminating to see Martin Rees unconstrained by the political “don’t go theres”. So, have some fun with this Lord Martin Rees in conversation at The Wellcome Trust… 165 more words
ESA’s Asteroid Impact Mission: the reason why
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ESA’s Asteroid Impact Mission, currently under study for launch in 2020 and arrival in 2022, would be humanity’s first probe to a double asteroid system.