Last week, Diego and Andrew hinted of an upcoming announcement that astronomers had imaged the immediate vicinity of a black hole. We figured it would be the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, but really, it was one in a nearby galaxy. Join us today, and learn more about how this fantastic […]
In today’s Radio Astronomy, host Diego Casanova will be explaining super massive black holes and how they have captured the imagination of writers, thinkers and astronomers. Black holes of stellar mass or super massive black holes are caused when massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. After a black hole has been around for […]
Jacqueline Goldstein talk’s about Hawking Radiation in honor of the late Stephen Hawking, the world renown theoretical physicist, popular scientists, and disability activist who died last week on March 14th. Learn more: https://phys.org/news/2018-03-black-holes-totally-insights-stephen.html
Diego Casanova and Erin Boettcher talked about a gap in the observed mass of black holes. This gap corresponds to black holes with a mass between 10,000 to 100,000 times that of the Sun. A new discovery published in Nature presents a candidate for a black hole in this previously undetected mass range. Source: http://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-017-0224-z
(WORT) — The Radio Astronomy crew from UW-Madison talks about seeing black holes with regular ol’ telescopes.