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NASA's SWIFT finds new black hole

05/09/2005 2:48 PM

Space.com is reporting that this morning (5/9/05) scientists received an alert from NASA's SWIFT orbiting gamma-ray telescope indicating unusual activity from a specific region of space. The telescope automatically re-oriented itself, imaged that area of the sky, and detected a gamma-ray burst from what appears to be the collision of two neutron stars to form a black hole. Astronomers, alerted by email, detected a visible light afterglow from the event.

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Black Holes

05/09/2005 3:37 PM

It seams that black holes are everywhere in space. I can remember it took decades to find the first one and now we are seeing them everywhere. Now we are even seeing them being born...

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