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Desert telescope stakes out supermassive black hole

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:20 PM

A massive telescope named Gravity aims to finally prove the existence of a black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

epa04707659 An undated handout image provided by ESO on 16 April 2015 shows an artist´s impression released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) shows the surroundings of a supermassive black hole, typical of that found at the heart of many galaxies. The black hole itself is surrounded by a brilliant accretion disc of very hot, infalling material and, further out, a dusty torus. There are also often high-speed jets of material ejected at the black hole's poles that can extend huge distances into space. Observations with ALMA have detected a very strong magnetic field close to the black hole at the base of the jets and this is probably involved in jet production and collimation. EPA/ESO / HANDOUT NO SALES/EDITORIAL USE ONLY

France loan offer, artificial islands, Jihadi John | The wRap

Feb 27, 2015 - 6:53 PM

France offers the Philippines a loan for disaster risk management China builds 3 artificial islands in disputed waters And who is Jihadi John?

A billion stars in one photo

Mar 31, 2012 - 2:40 PM

Edge on composite image of the Milky Way galaxy released recently shows a billion stars; Full sized photo 39 300 by 3 750 pixels

A segment of the full, edge-on image of the Milky Way galaxy, created by scientists in the UK and Chile. Photo courtesy of Mike Read (WFAU), UKIDSS/GPS and VVV