TITLE

A black (and big) hole

AUTHOR(S)
Watson, Traci
PUB. DATE
June 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;6/6/94, Vol. 116 Issue 22, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
States that as early as the 1700s, France's Pierre Simon de Laplace speculated that somewhere in the universe there might be `dark stars' with immense gravitational power. Now, scientists armed with the $1.6 billion Hubble Space Telescope have finally proved him right. First definitive evidence of a black hole, a collapsed star that sucks in all light and matter in its vicinity; Data on black holes including mass, temperature and more.
ACCESSION #
9406017523

 

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