black hole

Branching Out

The latest data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope suggests that the orbits of those stars around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way may show the subtle effects predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

Cosmic Dance

Who isn’t fascinated by the images of outer space, which have become available over the last few decades from ever more powerful telescopes: the iridescent colour play of stars in the making, the drifting clouds of stardust, the violence of supernova explosions, the shapes of galaxies. Still, for all their strangeness, some of these shapes […]