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…

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Katy Rodriguez Wimberly is a 3rd year graduate student studying astrophysics. She wants to answer how and why smaller galaxies stop forming new stars particularly when those galaxies become satellites of larger galaxies. She credits her love of astrophysics to Star Trek: Voyager. Though she loved astronomy as a child, she had no idea that…

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