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VCAS Presents Dr. Greg Salvesen of UCSB On Friday, June 21st

VCAS Presents Dr. Greg Salvesen of UCSB On Friday, June 21st

Dr Greg Salvesen of UCSB Will give the talk: “Putting a Spin on Black Holes” And show us the 1st ever picture of a Black Hole Friday, June 21st @ the Moorpark College Forum, 7:15 p.m. 7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 For all the details click on this link: 👉 Facebook.com/VCAS.Astronomy/Events 👈 🚲 [And while you’re there, Like […]

Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes

Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes

Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision. Colliding neutron stars This artist’s rendering shows what two neutron stars might look like as they merge, ejecting matter and shooting out gamma rays.

Black Holes Hide in Our Cosmic Backyard

Black Holes Hide in Our Cosmic Backyard

Monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes. But they give themselves away when material they feed on emits high-energy X-rays that NASA’s NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission can detect. That’s how NuSTAR recently identified two gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes, located at the centers of nearby […]