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Stephen Hawking to Address Local Black Hole

Stephen Hawking to Address Local Black Hole

It will feature readings and speeches, including from the actor Benedict Cumberbatch , who played Hawking in a drama series on British television. The physicist's voice is set to a piece by Greek electronic music composer Vangelis, who created the soundtrack for the 1981 film Chariots of Fire .


How monster black hole at star and spewed it out

How monster black hole at star and spewed it out

Astronomers have posited that the material stripped from the star during the event takes the form of rotating disk around the black hole , which emits intense X-rays, visible light, and jets of particles almost at light speed. In 2005, curious scientists observed a far-off pinpoint of light, called Arp 299, as it made a burst of radio waves and light. Tidal disruption events are rare and occur about once every 10,000 years in a typical galaxy because its central black hole is not actively ...


Scripps Oceanography: Antarctic Ice Thinning, Contributing to Ocean’s Global Rise

Scripps Oceanography: Antarctic Ice Thinning, Contributing to Ocean’s Global Rise

Theoretically, if they melted entirely, sea level worldwide would rise by 58 meters (190 feet), posing an existential threat to small island nations and coastal communities. More than 80 researchers from around the world, however, concluded that the changes in East Antarctica were not almost enough to make up for the rapid loss seen in West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula .


A New And Improved Way To Find Baby Planets

A New And Improved Way To Find Baby Planets

The motion of gas around a star when no planets are present has a very simple, predictable pattern that is almost impossible to alter a unless a relatively massive object is on hand to create such disturbances. ALMA can pick up these emissions and note if there are any subtle changes in the wavelength of this light, which show if the gas is moving and how it travels through the disk.


Woman sues NASA over piece of moon gifted by Armstrong

Woman sues NASA over piece of moon gifted by Armstrong

Last Wednesday, Cicco finally took action, filing a lawsuit in federal court and maintaining that Armstrong, who had been part of a "secretive" male pilot's club with her father, gifted her the supposed moon dust in the 1970s, at a time when he was teaching aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati, with the Murray family also living in the city.