Space

Messier 87 — First Black Hole Image

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT resea ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2019 - 10:31am

The Black Hole Image from M87 IS AMAZING … At Least To Us

The Image presented at a press conference today by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration is the result of collaboration between numerous scientists around the world lead by EHT director Shep Doeleman.  They were able to do this using the technique kno ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Apr 10 2019 - 2:02pm

Supermassive Black Hole At The Heart Of The Messier 87 Galaxy Revealed

An international team of over 200 scientists has captured the first direct images of a black hole. They accomplished this remarkable feat by coordinating the power of eight major radio observatories on four continents, to work together as a virtual, Earth- ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2019 - 11:01am

40 Years Later, Jean-Pierre Luminet's Black Hole Image Looks Surprisingly Accurate

Published in 1979 in Astronomy and Astrophysics, it had a worldwide impact, especially since this type of object was still highly theoretical.  It was not an artist's view but an image based on the then supposed physical properties of a black hole and ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2019 - 10:24am

How They Photographed A Supermassive Black Hole- A Day Astronomers Will Remember For Centuries

First, this is totally harmless. Tiny and far away, shrouded with dust and gas. They can only see it using radio waves that go through the dust. And the photo of course changes nothing, we've know it is there for a long time away. This is a screensho ...

Article - Robert Walker - Apr 11 2019 - 5:32pm

Gravitational Wave Astronomy In Space, Public Talks of LISA Con #4.

Gravitational wave astronomy in space, that is the goal of the LISA Collaboration.  LISA stands for Laser Interferometer Space Antenna.  This collaboration is having a very early meeting in Florida and at that meeting there will be certain public talks br ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Apr 28 2019 - 4:48pm

When Black Holes and Neutron Stars Collide, These Are The Possible Results.

A quark star is a hypothesized type of object more dense than a Neutron star but not dense enough to form a black hole. Long ago theorized, could such an object be observed via, and even made possibly through, gravitational waves? This is not a likely out ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - May 5 2019 - 3:13am

'Forbidden' Planet Found In The 'Neptunian Desert'

A Neptunian planet named NGTS-4b has been found in what should be a 'Neptunian Desert' using the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) observing facility, designed to search for transiting planets on bright stars. NGTS-4b is so small other ground ...

Article - News Staff - May 28 2019 - 6:48pm

Find The Fettuccine: To Find Evidence Of Life On Mars, Look For Rocks That Look Like Pasta

Sulfurihydrogenibium yellowstonense (Sulfuri), the bacterium that controls the formation of rocks that look like pasta on Earth is ancient and thrives in harsh environments that are similar to conditions on Mars. That's why cute robots on the surface ...

Article - News Staff - May 29 2019 - 10:57am

A Mesmerizing Double Shadow On Jupiter

Last night I was absolutely mesmerized by observing the transit of Ganymede and Io, two of Jupiter's largest four moons, on Jupiter's disk. Along with them, their respective ink-black shadows slowly crossed the illuminated disk of the gas giant. ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jun 6 2019 - 4:22am