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This NASA Visualisation of a Black Hole Is So Beautiful, We Could Cry

The first-ever direct image of a black hole’s event horizon was a truly impressive feat of scientific ingenuity. But it was extremely difficult to achieve, and the resulting image was relatively low-resolution. Techniques and technology will be refined, and it’s expected that future direct images of black holes will improve with time. In …

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Betelgeuse Just Keeps Getting Dimmer, And We Have No Idea Why

Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end of its life, but that’s not projected to happen for tens of thousands of years or so. So what’s causing the dimming? Villanova University astronomers Edward Guinan and Richard Wasatonic …

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