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High Life's Claire Denis and Robert Pattinson Dissect the Film's Messages About Prison

Claire Denis’ High Life is a film you have to go into while in the right frame of mind in order to even begin understanding it. As discombobulated as the first viewing might leave you feeling, it also ends in a way that urges you to go back and watch it again with a more discerning, adjusted perspective now that…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Prison, Interview, Robert Pattinson, Black Holes, A24, Claire Denis, Claire Dennis, High Life

Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Astronomy, Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Review, Video Games, Climate Change, Oil, Marvel, Conservation

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The first-ever photo of a black hole, artwork-adorned Japanese currency, inspiration from Milan Design week and more First-Ever Photo of a Supermassive Black Hole Truly a quantum leap, astronomers have “seen the unseeable” and captured an image of a supermassive black hole—a “smoke ring framing a one-way portal to eternity,” Dennis Overbye writes for the New York Times. A planet-sized network of eight radio telescopes—called …
Tags: Photography, Space, Science, Design, Environment, History, Furniture, Asteroids, Archeology, Black Holes, Self-driving, Linkaboutit, Dark Blue, Link About It, Milan Design Week, Verner Panton

Gravitational Wave Detectors Spot Two Potential Black Hole Collisions in a Week

Less than two weeks after the gravitational wave detectors turned back on, they’ve already seen evidence of two pairs of colliding black holes.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Virgo, Astrophysics, Ligo

Powehi: black hole gets a name meaning 'the adorned fathomless dark creation'

Language professor in Hawaii comes up with name welcomed by scientists who captured first image of galactic phenomenonThe black hole that was depicted for the first time this week in in an image produced in a landmark experiment has been named by a language professor in Hawaii.University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian professor Larry Kimura named the cosmic object Powehi, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, US news, Hawaii, Black Holes, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Larry Kimura, Powehi, Hawaii University of Hawaii Hilo Hawaiian

What We Learned From the First Black Hole Image

Today, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope released a picture that will go down in scientific history: the first-ever image of a black hole. But there’s more to science than pretty pictures. Alongside the release, scientists dropped six papers documenting how they created the image and what they’ve already…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope, Astrophysics, National Science Foundation, NSF

Why Doesn't the Black Hole Image Look Like the One From Interstellar?

No one knew what a black hole looked like before today. Sure, we thought we knew, thanks to simulations and the now-famous black hole featured in the movie Interstellar.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Christopher Nolan, Interstellar, Science, Physics, Kip Thorne, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope

Black hole picture captured for first time in space ‘breakthrough’

A network of eight radio telescopes around the world helped to record the imageAstronomers have captured the first image of a black hole, heralding a revolution in our understanding of the universe’s most enigmatic objects.The picture shows a halo of dust and gas, tracing the outline of a colossal black hole, at the heart of the Messier 87 galaxy, 55 million light years from Earth. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, World news, Black Holes

Gaze Into the Abyss: The First-Ever Image of a Black Hole

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here: Scientists have presented the first-ever image of a black hole.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope, Astrophysics, Eht

Gaze Into the Abyss: The First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here: Scientists have presented the first-ever image of a black hole.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope, Astrophysics, Eht

Misogyny at Microsoft, Farscape, and the New Airpods: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s April 2019—and perhaps the month that will later be known as the dawn of the Age of Fungus. A concerning report in the New York Times this weekend detailed how multiple strains of Candida auris, a drug-resistant species of pathogenic fungus, have quietly spread across the globe. The Centers for Disease Control…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Science Fiction, Astronomy, Space, Japan, New York, Science, Technology, Movies, Microsoft, Labor, Climate Change, Drugs

We May Get the First Close-Up Image of a Black Hole Next Week

The Event Horizon Telescope, a network of telescopes on mission to observe supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies, is set to release its first results in a public press conference next week.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope, Astrophysics, NSF, Eht

The Gravitational Wave Detectors Are Turning Back On and We're Psyched

The LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors are set to resume their hunt for gravitational waves on April 1. This go-around, they’ll be even more sensitive thanks to a set of upgrades to their lasers, mirrors, and other components. This next run will be a big deal—for different reasons than the first two…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Einstein, Gravitational Waves, Virgo, Astrophysics, Ligo, General Relativity

Aliens Might Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Travel the Galaxy

An astronomer at Columbia University has a new guess about how hypothetical alien civilizations might be invisibly navigating our galaxy: Firing lasers at binary black holes (twin black holes that orbit each other).The idea is a futuristic upgrade of a technique NASA has used for decades.Right now, spacecraft already navigate our solar system using gravity wells as slingshots. The spacecraft itself enters orbit around a planet, flings itself as close as possible to a planet or moon to pick up sp...
Tags: Science, Halo, Nasa, Columbia University, Black Holes, Columbia, David Kipping, Kipping

The UK Royal Mint Is Putting a Black Hole on a Coin to Honor Stephen Hawking

The United Kingdom’s Royal Mint will honor the work of Stephen Hawking with a commemorative coin featuring the physicist’s name above concentric circles representing a black hole. It looks pretty awesome.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, UK, Science, Physics, United Kingdom, Stephen Hawking, Black Holes, Coins

300,000 Possible Galaxies Discovered

With a bunch of numbers that are difficult to comprehend, a project helmed by an international team of astronomers has resulted in the discovery of some 300,000 “previously unseen light sources” that are believed to be distant galaxies. The new map of the night sky was revealed using the incredibly powerful Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope, with many of the light sources sending radio signals for …
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Design, Tech, Studies, Black Holes, Galaxies, Linkaboutit, Telescopes

Black hole death: How extreme tidal forces turn humans into spaghetti

Ocean tides are caused by the moon and the sun stretching planet Earth. However, these effects are less apparent over small bodies of water, such as ponds, swimming pools, and humans. The water in a person's body would feel the intense gravity of a black hole. That wouldn't be the end of it though. As you drew nearer to it, you would feel your head be stretched away from your feet until you became a stream of particles. Scientists call this phenomenon spaghettification from the word of spaghetti...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Innovation, Black Holes

The Worst Pain in the World, Bendable Phones, and Joshua Tree: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Ten hut, Gizmodo readers! Do you have a New Year’s Resolution you should be working on? Do not answer that rhetorical question, because yours are the feeble dreams of weaklings and mine is to whip this sorry, good-for-nothing blog audience squad into shape!Read more...
Tags: Food, Gadgets, Comics, Astronomy, TV, Science, Technology, Privacy, Syfy, Ces, Glass, Surveillance, Physics, Birds, International Space Station, Ocean

Scientists close to first sighting of black hole in the Milky Way

International team say ‘spectacular’ data hints at historic breakthroughAstronomers attempting to capture the first images of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way have given early hints that the ambitious project has been successful.The observations, by the Event Horizon Telescope, are expected to be unveiled in March in one of the most eagerly awaited scientific announcements of 2019. Now, a senior scientist on the project has said “spectacular” data was gathered during observations of ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, World news, Black Holes

A Star Fell Into a Black Hole, Revealing Its Super-Fast Spin

Scientists have measured a fundamental property of a supermassive black hole—how fast it spins—by measuring a star slamming into it.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Black Holes, Astrophysics, TDE, Tidal Disruption Events, Star Fell Into

International Space Station Telescope Makes Amazing Observation of Black Hole Eating Stuff

A telescope on the International Space Station made an incredible high-resolution measurement of the x-rays resulting from a black hole sucking up matter that could have important implications for astronomers’ understanding of these mysterious objects.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, International Space Station, Iss, Black Holes, Astrophysics

Physicists Spot Four Black Hole Collisions, Including the Largest One Ever Recorded

Physicists have spotted four new instances of black holes colliding and sending their gravitational waves toward the Earth, including the most massive collision recorded to date.Read more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Physics, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Virgo, Ligo, NSF

What Happens When Two Black Holes Collide?

On September 14, 2015, signals from one of the Universe’s most mind-boggling, powerful events produced the tiniest signal in a pair of detectors, one in Louisiana and one in Washington state. They’d detected two already-wild objects, black holes, slamming into one another.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Washington, Physics, Louisiana, Black Holes

How the Universe Ends

Somewhere between a second and a millennium from now, you will die. Your body and all of its parts will cease functioning and rejoin the Earth as regular, lifeless stuff. The Earth, too, will die, engulfed by an expanding, aging Sun. The Sun will burn off all of its fuel and end up a white dwarf, then burn out and…Read more...
Tags: Death, Science, Nasa, Earth, Inflation, Universe, Black Holes, Dark Matter, Nothing, String Theory, Dark Energy

NASA's Flagship X-Ray Telescope Back Online After Last Week's Safe Mode

One of NASA’s flagship telescopes, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, went into safe mode last week following gyroscope problems. That telescope is now back up and running.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Physics, Black Holes, Supernovae, Supernovas, Chandra X Ray Observatory, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, X Ray Astronomy

NASA's Flagship X-Ray Telescope Back Online After Weekend Safe Mode

One of NASA’s flagship telescopes, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, went into safe mode last week following gyroscope problems. That telescope is now back up and running.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Physics, Black Holes, Supernovae, Supernovas, Chandra X Ray Observatory, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, X Ray Astronomy

Stephen Hawking’s final paper about black holes is now online

Stephen Hawking href=""> passed away earlier this year at the age of 76, but his incredible intellect isn’t yet done contributing to the scientific community. The acclaimed physicist’s final paper is now online for anyone to read and it revisits some mysteries of the physical world that came to define his illustrious career. Titled “Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair,” the paper was co-authored by Hawking collaborators Sasha Haco, M...
Tags: TC, Astronomy, Science, Tech, Physics, Stephen Hawking, Black Hole, Black Holes, Hawking, Andrew Strominger, Malcolm Perry, Sasha Haco Malcolm Perry

New Supernova Discovery Explains Landmark Neutron Star Collision

August 17, 2017 heralded one of the most important observations in astronomy’s history: two neutron stars colliding, sending both light and gravitational waves toward the Earth. But it left one question wide open: how two of these stellar corpses could have ended up orbiting each other in the first place.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Neutron Stars, Astrophysics, Supernovae, Caltech

Stephen Hawking's final scientific paper released

Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair was completed in the days before the physicist’s death in March• Black holes and soft hair: why Stephen Hawking’s final work is importantStephen Hawking’s final scientific paper has been released by physicists who worked with the late cosmologist on his career-long effort to understand what happens to information when objects fall into black holes.The work, which tackles what theoretical physicists call “the information paradox”, was completed in the days before ...
Tags: Science, Harvard, Physics, Cambridge, Stephen Hawking, Black Holes

Assembling an Image of the Shadow of a Black Hole

In a mind-boggling excerpt from Seth Fletcher’s book Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable (published by Ecco), the author probes the meticulous process behind the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). In fact, a series of collaborative data sets collected in 2017 by eight telescopes around the planet, the EHT aims to create an image of the shadow of a …
Tags: Books, Space, Science, Design, Culture, Satellites, Black Holes, Einstein, Linkaboutit, Telescopes, The Cosmos, Seth Fletcher

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