Monday, May 09, 2005

Black Hole? Film at 11!

For any space geeks out there (yep, count me in there), here is a really interesting item from Space.com:
Astronomers photographed a cosmic event this morning which they believe is the birth of a black hole, SPACE.com has learned.

A faint visible-light flash moments after a high-energy gamma-ray burst likely heralds the merger of two dense neutron stars to create a relatively low-mass black hole, said Neil Gehrels of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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