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What is a Black Hole? Come find out!

Learn about BLACK HOLES with Washington State University Astronomy Professor, Matthew Duez on Monday, July 8 at 6 p.m. at the Colfax Library

April 2019 marked the first EVER photo taken of a black hole, hear the new observational science! What exactly is a black hole? How are they formed? How big can one get? Are there any near Earth? Where do things that get sucked in end up? Learn all about this astronomical phenomenon that no particle, not even light can escape!

 More about this recent discovery! 
“Science on the Palouse” series continues on the 2nd Monday of each month with regional experts exploring new topics each month. Sponsored by Whitman Conservation District, these presentations are geared toward adults but youth 10+ are welcome to attend. For more info, contact Colfax Library at 509-397-4366 or Brian Bell at Whitman Conservation District at 509-288-4644.

Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. (Image credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration)
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