Todayâ€šÃ„Ã´s round of press conference started with the story of three systems that have mutually triggered fireworks in one anotherâ€šÃ„Ã´s cores. Specifically, a gravitationally bound system of three quasars has been located at a distance of roughly 10.4 billion light years (z = 2.076). This is the first such triple quasar system that has been […]
Today I presented a video on perhaps the oldest living Ph.D. level female astromer in the world: Dr. E. Dorrit Hoffleit. At age 99, she was still brillent in mind and voice in this interview. Download the video (109.8 Mb)
In a universe filled with objects of beauty and power and general awe inspiring wonder I never expected to see dryer lint as a press conference prop. Its always good to be surprised.