This Week in Science (April 9-15 2019)

1.) Astronomers Take the First Direct Image of a Black Hole This week, astronomers released the first ever picture of a black hole. The picture of a supermassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy shows a bright disk of orbiting gas circling around a black hole and Continue Reading

This Week in Science (March 25-31 2019)

1.) Tokamak reactor achieves sufficient pressure for fusion In a paper published in the peer-reviewed journal “Physical Review”, scientists reported that they had achieved an unexpectantly high pressure when generating plasma in a tokamak reactor. Researchers achieved a pressure thought to be sufficient for a sustained energy positive fusion reaction. Continue Reading