Sunday, 23 January, 2022
TopicBlack hole

Topic: Black hole

Water and CO molecules found in a galaxy light years away and how black holes gain mass

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

This fiery bright spot in space is Earth’s first ever image of a black hole’s magnetic fields

Over 300 researchers working with data from 11 telescopes that make up the Event Horizon Telescope are piecing together how magnetic fields around a black hole function. 

‘Missing’ supermassive black hole in distant galaxy leaves scientists perplexed

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week.

Harvard scientists find new ways to take sharper images of black hole

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

In 2020, more black hole images will blow our minds

Scientists are said to be on the verge of announcing a second image of the supermassive black hole put together from an array of 10 telescopes — which is collectively called the Event Horizon Telescope.

Black hole image, 1kg redefinition, Greenland’s lost ice — 2019 science stories to remember

Rats playing hide and seek, gene therapies and recreating a 38-mn-yr-old skull of a common human ancestor are other big stories from the world of science.

Spy satellite images show Himalayan glaciers are melting rapidly

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to the best sources to read them.

First image of black hole taught us what schools didn’t: Astronomy is more than Europe

It is imperative to acknowledge contributions from all parts of the world to astronomy, and shed the colonial Eurocentrism deeply entrenched in our education.

The Brexit black hole, and eavesdropper Alexa

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Caution against ‘communal black hole’ and Imran Khan sings Modi paeans

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On Camera

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Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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