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Polarized telescope X-Calibur set to launch from Fort Sumner
Brooks HaysFORT SUMNER, N.M., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Engineers at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility are preparing to launch X-Calibur, a novel new telescope built to image polarized X-rays.
18 points by UPI | United Press International X-ray William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications Wind Neutron star Black hole
A UT astrophysics professor talks gravitational waves, black holes and the search for dark energy
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves, actual ripples in the fabric of space and time. Recently, University of Texas astrophysics professor Karl Gebhardt sat down with the Houston Chronicle to talk about his work, which focuses on both black holes and dark energy. He also discussed the implications of the discovery of gravitational waves and how it could change the study of our universe.
1 points by The Houston Chronicle | General relativity Black hole LIGO Gravitational wave Supernova Dark matter Universe Schwarzschild radius
Astronomers find first white dwarf pulsar
Brooks HaysFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Astronomers at the University of Warwick have located a white dwarf pulsar -- the first of its kind.
17 points by UPI | Star White dwarf Supernova Neutron star Sun Black hole Binary star Star types
Interstellar happy meal: Supermassive black hole snacks on star for a decade (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A supermassive black hole has been feasting on a wandering star for a decade – the largest such meal for a black hole ever seen, scientists say. Read Full Article at RT.com
85 points by Russia Today | Black hole Galaxy Milky Way Chandra X-ray Observatory X-ray Supermassive black hole Sun X-ray astronomy
Binge Eater: Black hole taking over decade to devour star
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have detected a black hole that's taken a record-breaking decade to devour a star — and it's still chewing away.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Black hole Star Supernova Binary star White dwarf Book of Optics Electromagnetic spectrum Neutron star
Black hole & ‘the Bullet’: Key to mystery of Milky Way’s speeding space cloud (IMAGE)
A vagrant black hole is behind a supersonic space cloud speeding through the Milky Way ‘like a bullet,’ according to new research which proposes two scenarios for the phenomenon. Read Full Article at RT.com
734 points by Russia Today | Galaxy Star General relativity Milky Way Solar System Supernova Black hole Mass
TV tonight: 'How to Get Away' fall finale, 'Big Bang'
What's worth watching, and what might not be, in prime time         
15 points by Arizona Republic | Stephen Hawking Question Gravitational singularity Physical cosmology 20th-century philosophers American television actors Teacher Black hole
Scientists caught black holes swallowing stars - and burping energy back up
Supermassive black holes are voracious beasts. Their tremendous gravitational pull sucks in everything that gets too close, including stars. For the first time, astronomers have clearly observed at infrared wavelengths what happens after a black hole eats a star: it burps back up a brilliant flare...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Black hole Electromagnetic radiation General relativity Sun Electromagnetic spectrum Black body Schwarzschild radius Supermassive black hole