CfA research on twin suns, ’Oumuamua, and Betelgeuse

CfA astronomers theorize that the solar system originally had two suns as they further research a sneezing star and ‘Oumuamua.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Sept. 4, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: science-technology oumuamua avi-loeb cfa center-for-astrophysics-harvard-smithsonian amir-siraj andrea-dupree betelgeuse binary-suns sneezing-star

Harvard scientists shed light on importance of black hole image

Researchers at the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole, which captures what EHT Director Sheperd Doeleman called “a one-way door from our universe.”

Peter Reuell • harvard
April 10, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  black-hole  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  cfa  doeleman  einstein  event-horizon-telescope  general-relativity  gravity  image  sheperd-doeleman  smithsonian  alcock  center-for-astrophysics  charles-alcock  earthrise  galison  pale-blue-dot  peter-galison

Harvard scientists lead team revealing black hole

A years-long effort by dozens of researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole.

Peter Reuell • harvard
April 10, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  astronomy  black-hole  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  cfa  harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics  accretion-disk  basic-science  doeleman  eht  einstein  event-horizon-telescope  general-relativity  gravity  image  sheperd-doeleman  smithsonian  telescopes  very-long-baseline-interferometry  virtual-telescope  vlbi

A virtual reality experience of being inside an exploded star

An astronomical team uses detailed data to create a virtual reality experience of being inside an exploded star.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Dec. 21, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  cfa  harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics  juan-siliezar  cassiopeia-a  elaine-jiang  kimberly-kowal-arcand

A virtual reality experience of being inside an exploded star

An astronomical team uses detailed data to create a virtual reality experience of being inside an exploded star.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Dec. 21, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  cfa  harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics  juan-siliezar  cassiopeia-a  elaine-jiang  kimberly-kowal-arcand

Harvard researchers see alien potential in mysterious object

A paper by Harvard researchers wonders whether the interstellar object known as “‘Oumuamua” is a visitor from an alien civilization.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 19, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  space  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  oumuamua  alien  asteroid  avi-loeb  cfa  harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics  interstellar-object  lightsail  solar-sail

Harvard researchers see alien potential in mysterious object

A paper by Harvard researchers wonders whether the interstellar object known as “‘Oumuamua” is a visitor from an alien civilization.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 19, 2018 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  space  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  oumuamua  alien  asteroid  avi-loeb  cfa  harvard-smithsonian-center-for-astrophysics  interstellar-object  lightsail  solar-sail

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