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Hubble Directly Images Disc Around a Black Hole 76

An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from the HST site: "A team of scientists has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe a quasar accretion disc — a brightly glowing disc of matter that is slowly being sucked into its galaxy's central black hole. Their study makes use of a novel technique that uses gravitational lensing to give an immense boost to the power of the telescope. The incredible precision of the method has allowed astronomers to directly measure the disc's size and plot the temperature across different parts of the disc."

Comment In arcade (Score 1) 718

My first gaming experience was in the arcades, probably 1975 and there were too many games I played to say just one. Circus, Breakout, Dominoes

My first computer game? Tank battle for a home built computer in 1976

My first video game on a console? Atari combat in 1977

"What people have been reduced to are mere 3-D representations of their own data." -- Arthur Miller