Did Supermassive Black Holes Collapse Directly out of Giant Clouds of gas? It Could Depend on Magnetic Fields

Roughly half a century ago, astronomers realized that the powerful radio source coming from the center of our galaxy (Sagitarrius A*) was a “monster” black hole. Since then, they have found that supermassive black holes (SMBHs) reside at the center of most massive galaxies. This leads to what is known as Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) … Read more

Did Supermassive Black Holes Collapse Directly out of Giant Clouds of gas? It Could Depend on Magnetic Fields

Roughly half a century ago, astronomers realized that the powerful radio source coming from the center of our galaxy (Sagitarrius A*) was a “monster” black hole. Since then, they have found that supermassive black holes (SMBHs) reside at the center of most massive galaxies. This leads to what is known as Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) … Read more

Are your COVID-19 vaccinations up to date? It might depend on your politics, new study suggests

Among the survey participants, the three-fifths who had already taken their shots, described the COVID vaccine with positive words like “safe” and “good.” Unvaccinated respondents leaned toward negative descriptors, such as “no” and “not getting.” The UH Hobby School of Public Affairs report “COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Two Years After the Outbreak” takes a deep look … Read more