Monthly Archives: July 2016

X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide close-up of “killer” black hole

Billions of years ago, a huge black hole shredded a passing star and emitted X-rays. Now astronomers are using X-ray echoes to study a newly awakened black hole for the first time. Now astronomers using archival observations from Swift, the European … Continue reading

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Irish Innovator in Use of Images to Tailor Surgery

With over five of her immediate family members as medical professionals, medicine wasn’t an unusual career path for Clare Tempany-Afdhal. More unusual was her specialty of radiology. “At the time you were very much in the basement, in the dark, … Continue reading

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The Dog Ate My Homework

As always, we love to bring a little x-ray style humor to your week! Perfectly reasonable request, buddy.  Source here.

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X-Ray Echoes Reveal Supermassive Black Hole

Artist’s rendering of a black hole. Using x-ray echoes, researchers at NASA recently discovered a supermassive black hole devouring a star about 3.9 billion light years away. This far away event was first captured in 2011 using a new technique … Continue reading

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