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Black Hole's Extreme Brightness Baffles Scientists

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December 1, 2013
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A black hole located in the Pinwheel galaxy is radiating brightness more intense than astronomers thought possible.


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Deutsche Welle (July 21, 2013) — Known as the E-ELT for short, the European Extremely Large Telescope will be located at the European Southern Observatory, the ESO. At the moment, parts of the spyglass are being assembled in Garching in southern Germany. Jochen Liske of the ESO is involved in the project, which is expected to be ready to operate in the coming decade. Yet astronomers already know the telescope will be used to research black holes. At the moment, an enormous gas cloud is being torn apart by a black hole in the galaxy where the earth is located, the Milky Way. The E-ELT will be used to probe events like this, with the aim of answering key astronomical questions, such as the role of black holes in the development of galaxies.
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E-ELT in Search of Black Holes

E-ELT in Search of Black Holes

Deutsche Welle (Nov. 26, 2012) — The E-ELT, or European Extremely Large Telescope, is set to be the world's most powerful telescope ever. It's a project of the European Southern Observatory. It's not due to go into operation for about another decade, but the sense of anticipation is already growing. We take a look at how "the worlds biggest eye on the sky" is coming along. One area that the E-ELT will be focusing on is the mystery of black holes. It will investigate for the first time the closer vicinity around the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy. We ask what scientists are hoping to discover and how fundamental their discoveries could be.
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A Black Hole Might Be Eating A Gas Cloud

A Black Hole Might Be Eating A Gas Cloud

Newsy (Mar. 14, 2014) — Something never-before-seen is going on in space right now. A supermassive black hole could swallow a gas cloud. Video provided by Newsy
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Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life

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Rumble (Nov. 25, 2014) — Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are studying 'Rimicaris hybisae', a species of shrimp found at the world's most extreme deep sea volcanic vents, to get clues about what life could be like on other planetary bodies, such as Jupiter's icy moon Europa, which has a subsurface ocean. Credit to 'NASA/NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory'. Video provided by Rumble
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