Sunday, September 30, 2012

Black Hole Event Horizon Measured For 1st Time

Hey Space Placers!

For the first time ever scientists have been able to measure the the edge of a black hole - an object that allows nothing, not even light to escape, once past a certain boundary called the vent horizon.

Using the Event Horizon Telescope - a continent wide network of combined telescopes - astronomers were able to


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They accomplished this feat by observing the six billion solar mass black hole that resides in M-87, a galaxy that is 50 million light years away.

They hope to make the Event Horizon Telescope even larger by adding more telescopes to the network and getting even more refined observations.

Read More About It: http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2012/pr201228.html

Sky Guy in VA




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