Posts Tagged ‘black hole’

April 10, 2019: This is a supermassive black hole in the center of Messier 87 (M87), an elliptical galaxy, 55 million light-years from Earth. This black hole is 6.5 billion times the mass of the Sun. Catching its shadow involved eight ground-based radio telescope (Event Horizon Telescope EHT) s around the globe, operating together as if one telescope the size of our entire planet. This is conjunction with the Chandra X-ray Telescope, NASA’s primary x-ray telescope. [NASA images & info]

Yes, I would love to write about such things!

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Warning, these photos are very violent. Keep the kids away.

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) took photos of a star being devoured by a giant Black Hole that is between two colliding galaxies. This is 150 million light years away, so we may be safe, but don’t count on it.

Talk about a bellyache! Do Black Holes go, Burp?

I have to do a Black Hole story!

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