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A Black Hole Might Be Eating A Gas Cloud

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March 14, 2014
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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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E-ELT: Looking Into Black Holes

E-ELT: Looking Into Black Holes

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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Astronomers Witness Awakening of Black Hole

Astronomers Witness Awakening of Black Hole

EFE (Apr. 2, 2013) — Astronomers working for the European Space Agency have witnessed a black hole awakening to feed on a large planet or a brown dwarf. Scientists assure that a similar process will soon occur in the center of our galaxy where there is also a black hole.
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'Black Hole Cam' to Capture First Image of Black Hole

'Black Hole Cam' to Capture First Image of Black Hole

Buzz60 (Dec. 19, 2013) — European scientists are looking to snap the first picture of a black hole. The Milky Way is theoretically centered by a massive black hole and the BlackHoleCam is going to try and get the first image of it's event horizon, the point of no return. Europe is also launching a billion dollar telescope to map the Milky Way. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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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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