Black holes and starry skies

Black holes and starry skies

Karl Gebhardt, the Herman and Joan Suit Professor of Astrophysics, uses data collected from an innovative instrument at the McDonald Observatory called the VIRUS-P to measure the size of the most massive known black hole in our cosmic neighborhood.


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