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Milky Way Galaxy as viewed over ALMA. 1

Black Hole at Center of Our Galaxy Could Be Visible By 2017

During a Reddit AmA last week, scientists and researchers working on the Event Horizon Telescope Project (EHT) revealed that Earthlings could finally get a glimpse at the elusive black hole at the center of our own mysterious Milky Way Galaxy as early as 2017. A group of approximately 75 researchers and 9 confirmed radio telescope arrays are being employed around the world for this event. They aim to confirm or deny major theories about Black Holes, including one recently revised by Dr. Stephen Hawking, who now thinks that it may be possible to actually pass particles and wave-forms through the black hole...

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Battle for the Mauna Kea Telescope

In Hawaii County, Hawaii, a dormant volcano which stands more than 13,000 feet above sea level is currently being fought over by Native Hawaiians against a team of scientists. The plan is to build a 1.4 Billion dollar telescope on the site. The TMT Observatory Corporation originally decided on the site for the new telescope in July of 2009 after much research had taken place between the Hawaiian location and the mountain of Cerro Armazones in Chile. They want the site to be the home for the new  Mauna Kea telescope because the area is thought to be one of...