Ricardo Giacconi, known as the founder of X-ray astronomy, died on Sunday 9th of December at the age of 87.
The X-ray group of IAASARS at NOA, organises a conference in Corfu, Greece, in 19-22 June 2019. The title of the conference is: “Supermassive Black Holes: Environment and Evolution”
Astronomers detected a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) candidate that its gamma rays were not detected by our telescopes!!
Credit: ESO Astronomers detected flares of infrared radiation coming from Sagittarius A*, the massive object at the heart of our Galaxy, This observation confirms that Sagittarius A* is indeed a supermassive black hole (SMBH)!! The flares were detected using the Read More …
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Many studies try to shed light on the origin of AGN obscuration. In a recent work, astronomers observed Cygnus-A, a radio galaxy about 750 million light-years from us that hosts a supermassive black hole (SMBH) which generates massive jets. These jets extent to about 150,000 light years. Their analysis reveals the presence of a strong magnetic field that regulates the feeding of the SMBH.