Student Spotlight: Arianna Long

Arianna Long is a 2nd year physics student studying extragalactic astrophysics. She is fascinated by extremely large and distant galaxies – we still cannot figure out how these galaxies gained mass so quickly in the early Universe. Arianna is currently working on determining whether galaxies in clusters formed all of their stars rapidly and simultaneously […]

Seeing the Unseeable For the First Time: M87’s Black Hole

Black holes are a front runner for the title of the most mysterious object in our universe. Although predicted by Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and subjected to research for decades, black holes had evaded the gaze of Earth’s most powerful telescopes. On April 10, 2019, the veil was lifted. During a live […]