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India’s crisis, Modi’s Twitter feed, black hole names

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April 23, 2021
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Astronomers Discover Closest Known Black Hole Candidate

The newly-discovered stellar-mass black hole candidate is a binary companion to a nearby red giant called V723 Mon. An artist’s impression of the V723 Mon binary system. Image credit: Lauren Fanfer / Ohio State University. V723 Mon is a bright, evolved red giant located 1,500 light-years away in the constellation…
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April 22, 2021
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NASA’s Gravity Assist: Black Hole Mysteries

In this frame from a new visualization, a supermassive black hole weighing 200 million solar masses lies in the foreground. Its gravity distorts light from the accretion disk of a smaller companion black hole almost directly behind it, creating this surreal view. Different colors for the accretion disks make it…
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April 18, 2021
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Light-bending dance of binary black holes

A new NASA visualization traces how the black holes distort and redirect light emanating from an accretion disk. It shows a hypnotic dance of a pair of orbiting black holes. These black holes have mass as same as the millions of times the Sun’s mass. Among two black holes, a…
bubmag
April 17, 2021
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The light-bending dance of binary black holes

A pair of orbiting black holes millions of times the Sun's mass perform a hypnotic pas de deux in a new NASA visualization. The movie traces how the black holes distort and redirect light emanating from the maelstrom of hot gas -- called an accretion disk -- that surrounds each…
bubmag
April 15, 2021