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Black Hole Image Makes History

A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic feat by an international network of radio telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope.

SOP newswireUCF Professor Finds That Hottest Measured Extrasolar Planet is 3,700 Degrees - University of Central Florida Physics Professor Joseph Harrington and his team have measured the hottest planet ever at 3, 700 degrees Fahrenheit.
SOP newswireCassini ‘CAT Scan’ Maps Clumps In Saturn’s Rings, Says UCF Researcher, Team - These clumps in Saturn’s B ring are neatly organized and constantly colliding, which surprised scientists.
Subash LamichhaneThe World of Elementary Particles - The history of making guesses of elementary particles dates back to the days of Aristotle and may even go further than that. We lack the history behind that.
SOP newswireStrong Fermilab future essential for US particle physics - Staffin emphasized that patience is crucial in ILC planning, particularly until the nature of discoveries at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider become clear. Meanwhile, “there are other opportunities for great science
SOP newswireCongressmen call for more money for institutions that support young researchers - Washington -- Two high school winners of the Intel Science Talent Search briefed Congress June 6 on their science projects, which in the best tradition of science
SOP newswireNASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes - PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA space technology is helping doctors diagnose and monitor treatments for hardening of the arteries in its early stages, before it causes heart attacks and strokes.
SOP newswireLake Superior: Nitrates On the Rise - Nitrate levels in Lake Superior, which have been rising steadily over the past century, are about 2.7 percent of the way toward making the lake's water unsafe to drink,
SOP newswireLockheed Martin Sends Student to Space Camp - Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has selected Victoria Geyer, a fifth grade student at Moorestown Friends School, as winner of the company’s annual Space Day Essay Contest. Geyer’s essay,
SOP newswirePretty in Pink: M81 Galaxy - The perfectly picturesque spiral galaxy known as Messier 81, or M81, looks sharp in this new composite from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes and NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer. M81 is a
SOP newswireHuman Exposure to Fine Particle Pollution - When it comes to air pollution, the smallest size can do the most harm. More than a decade ago, a pioneering study by Harvard's School of Public Health showed that one of the most
SOP newswireDOE Launches Next-Generation of Scientific Research - WASHINGTON, DC— The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science and Internet2 announced today that the first segment of a next-generation, nationwide network has gone live, marking a key step in significantly upgrading
SOP newswireNASA Space Telescope Gives Scientists Depth Perception - Astronomers now have a new eye for determining the distance to certain mysterious bodies in and around our Milky Way galaxy. By taking advantage of the
SOP newswireSpace and Time, The Science of Matter - Have you ever wondered how often you could split a grain of sand into smaller pieces? Have you asked yourself what the sky is made of? Perhaps you have dreamed of traveling backwards in time?
SOP newswireMaking Life and Death Decisions for Infection-Fighting Cells, Nurse Cells - Nurse cells play an important role in deciding which developing infection-fighting cells, called T cells, live and which die, according to research funded by the National Science
SOP newswireMagnetic Field Uses Sound Waves to Ignite Sun's Ring of Fire - Sound waves escaping the sun's interior create fountains of hot gas that shape and power a thin region of the sun's atmosphere which appears as a ruby red
SOP newswireHurricanes - 13 to 17 Named Storms Predicted - Experts at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center are projecting a 75 percent chance that the Atlantic Hurricane Season will be above normal this year
SOP newswireCat Scan of Saturn's Rings - Saturn's largest and most densely packed ring is composed of tightly packed clumps of particles separated by nearly empty gaps, according to
SOP newswireSpirit Unearths Surprise Evidence of Wetter Past on Mars - PASADENA, Calif. - A patch of Martian soil analyzed by NASA's rover Spirit is so rich in silica that it may provide some of the strongest evidence yet that ancient Mars was much wetter than it is now.
SOP newswireAdvanced Biometrics Center Opens in White Hall, WV - Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] opened the Biometric Experimentation and Advanced Concepts (BEACON™) center today in White Hall, WV, to serve as a collaborative center for the corporation, its customers, academia and other industry
SOP newswireOrion's Head is Hatching a Baby Stars - The region featured in the Spitzer image is called Barnard 30. It is located approximately 1,300 light-years away and sits on the right
SOP newswireFrictional Heating Explains Plumes on Enceladus - Pasadena, Calif.--Rubbing your hands together on a cold day generates a bit of heat, and the same process of frictional heating may be what powers the geysers jetting out from
SOP newswireGlobal April Surface Temperature Third Warmest on Record - The record cold outbreak from April 4 to 10, produced crop losses that could reach into the billions of dollars, according to agricultural experts.
SOP newswireNASA and University Scientists Have Found Clear Evidence of Snow melting in West Antarctica - WASHINGTON - A team of NASA and university scientists has found clear
SOP newswireNASA Finds Extremely Hot Planet, Makes First Exoplanet Weather Map - Pasadena, Calif. – Researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have learned what the weather is like on two distant, exotic worlds. One team of astronomers used the infrared telescope
SOP newswireSpock's home planet, Is It Out There? - Astronomers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have recently concluded that the upcoming planet-finding mission, SIM PlanetQuest, would be able to detect an Earth-like planet around the
SOP newswirePioneer In Nanotechnology To Receive $500,000 Waterman Award - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has chosen Peidong Yang, a chemist at the University of California, Berkeley, to receive the 2007 Alan T. Waterman Award
Jennifer L. HernandezMercury Poisoning Still a Big Concern - Environmental Awareness: The threat of mercury poisoning from fish consumption is prevalent in Connecticut.
SOP newswireNASA's Next Mars Spacecraft Crosses the Mississippi - A U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft carried NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander spacecraft Monday, May 7, from Colorado to Florida, where Phoenix will start a much longer trip in August.
SOP newswireStorms Power Saturn's Jet Streams - New Cassini research suggests eddies, or giant rotating storms, are the
SOP newswireVolcanic Eruptions in Kamchatka - One of the most volcanically active regions of the world is the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Siberia, Russia. It is not uncommon for several volcanoes to be erupting at the same time. On April 26, 2007, the
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