Astronomers use ‘cosmic echo-location’ to map black hole surroundings

Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space – and now astronomers have used the echoes of this radiation to map the dynamic behaviour and surroundings of a black hole itself.

Cambridge University News | Jan. 20, 2020 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: space astronomy black-hole

Women in STEM: Amy Rankine

Amy Rankine is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Astronomy and a member of Clare Hall. Here, she tells us about being the first in her family to go to university, why she decided to pursue an academic career, and how the brightest things in the universe affect the formation of galaxies. 

Cambridge University News | Nov. 21, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy space black-hole women-in-stem

Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling

“Weather” in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle, according to a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge. 

Cambridge University News | Oct. 21, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy space black-hole galaxy

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