Tag: supermassive black hole
July 15, 2022
This week, the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) were released by NASA. The telescope replaces the Hubble, with a much larger mirror geared to infra-red wavelengths which can (1) pass through dust clouds, and (2) recognize older stars and galaxies by their red-shifts.
JWST was a $10 billion joint effort between … More “The first pictures from the new James Webb Telescope – mind-blowing insights to our universe.”
June 30, 2019
TWO COSMIC MYSTERIES. I have personally encountered two cosmic mysteries early in my career – like about 40 years ago. They both involved massive, unprecedented sources of energy. The mysteries continued for decades and occasionally the two encounters kept popping up in my memory. Only in the last few years have both these mysteries been … More “A cosmic mystery, Part 2: Quasars.”