Topic: Gebhardt

Media Advisory: Media Invited to Preview Next Great Space Telescope

March 4, 2013

Event: Interview opportunities with astronomers from The University of Texas and NASA alongside a full-scale model of NASA's next great space telescope

When: March 6-8, by appointment

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Texas Astronomers Measure Most Massive, Most Unusual Black Hole Using Hobby-Eberly Telescope

Nov. 28, 2012

Astronomers have used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory to measure the mass of what may be the most massive black hole yet 17 billion times our sun's mass in galaxy NGC 1277. The unusual black hole makes up 14 percent of its galaxy's mass, rather than the usual 0.1 percent.

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Pair of Black Holes 'Weigh In' at 10 Billion Suns, the Most Massive Yet

Dec. 5, 2011

A team of astronomers including Karl Gebhardt and graduate student Jeremy Murphy of The University of Texas at Austin have discovered the most massive black holes to date two monsters weighing as much as 10 billion suns and threatening to consume anything, even light, within a region five times the size of our solar system.

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