An image of an astronomical observatory under the night sky stars.

How Astronomers Achieved the First Glimpse of a Black Hole

July 17, 2022

The Event Horizon Telescope constitutes eight radio observatories scattered all around the globe. Collecting the data, waiting for good weather, and storing, collating, and computing the data were some of the challenges that were successfully tackled by the astronomers. […]

An image of stars, dust and gas nebula in a far galaxy.

What Is a Neutron Star?

July 16, 2022

A neutron star is formed at t he very center of a supernova. Owing to the Pauli exclusion principle of quantum physics, neutrons start exerting an outward pressure, stopping the gravitational collapse of the neutron star’s interior. […]

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