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Astronomers find massive black hole in the early universe

Astronomers find massive black hole in the early universe

Science
June 25 (UPI) -- With the help of a trio of Hawaiian telescopes, astronomers have imaged the 13-billion-year-old light of a distant quasar -- the second-most distant quasar ever found. Scientists gave the new quasar an indigenous Hawaiian name, Pōniuāʻena, which means "unseen spinning source of creation, surrounded with brilliance." Researchers described the brilliant object in a new paper, which is available in preprint format online and will soon be published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. Advertisement Quasars are like lighthouses, their beams hailing from far away in the ancient universe. Powered by supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies, quasars are some of the brightest objects in the universe. As astronomers peer deeper into the cosmos, they're able to see what t
‘Black neutron star’ discovery changes astronomy

‘Black neutron star’ discovery changes astronomy

Science
Scientists have discovered an astronomical object that has never been observed before.It is more massive than collapsed stars, known as "neutron stars", but has less mass than black holes.Such "black neutron stars" were not thought possible and will mean ideas for how neutron stars and black holes form will need to be rethought.The discovery was made by an international team using gravitational wave detectors in the US and Italy.Charlie Hoy, a PhD student from Cardiff University, UK, involved in the study, said the new discovery would transform our understanding."We can't rule out any possibilities," he told BBC News. "We don't know what it is and this is why it is so exciting because it really does change our field." ...
Tyson Fury reacts to Anthony Joshua’s Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If it’d been me, I’d have been crucified like Jesus’

Tyson Fury reacts to Anthony Joshua’s Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If it’d been me, I’d have been crucified like Jesus’

Sports
Tyson Fury has claimed he would have been ‘crucified like Jesus’ if he’d given an equivalent to Anthony Joshua’s speech at the Black Lives Matter protest. AJ took part in a march and park gathering in his hometown of Watford on June 6, where he took the microphone and spoke for several minutes. Instagram Joshua live streamed the protest on Instagram AJ initially read out a speech from someone who could not be there to voice their own opinion. He then went on to talk to a Watford councillor about securing a premises to further this discussion. A brief snippet of the initial speech was taken out of context and uploaded to social media, in which Joshua read out: “Show them where it hurts. “Abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, a
Premier League players to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ on back of shirts

Premier League players to wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ on back of shirts

Sports
Premier League players' names will be replaced on the back of their shirts with 'Black Lives Matter' for the first 12 matches of the restarted season.The Premier League will also support any player who chooses to 'take a knee' before or during matches.Players in Germany have made gestures of solidarity with people protesting about the death of George Floyd. "We, the players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice," read a statement.In a joint message from all 20 clubs, players added that they were committed to "a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for all, regardless of their colour or creed".A Black Lives Matter badge will featu...
Stormzy pledges £10m ‘to even playing field’ for black people in the UK

Stormzy pledges £10m ‘to even playing field’ for black people in the UK

Entertainment
Stormzy and his company have pledged £10m over the next 10 years in the "fight to finally try and even" the playing field for black people in the UK.The grime star made the announcement to help organisations supporting racial equality and social justice following protests around the world in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US. In a statement released through his company, #Merky, the 26-year-old said: "The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit, is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life - simply due to the colour of our skin." Image: The star was named best British male at the Brit Awards earlier this year Stormzy, who joined a recent