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One of this year's winners of an award some call the "Oscar of the Physics World" is a team that included 30 people on the Big Island working at two telescopes atop Mauna Kea.  

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Recently history was made with a groundbreaking image of a black hole; for this week’s Stargazer, HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips discuss a new local discovery relating to another black hole.

  

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For Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with astronomer Christopher Phillips about the technology involved in last week’s groundbreaking black hole photo.

  

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WASHINGTON — The newly pictured supermassive black hole is a beast with no name, at least not an official one. And what happens next could be cosmically confusing.

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Scientists are celebrating a milestone today. Astronomers have captured the first ever image of a black hole. The image was produced by a network of telescopes around the world, including two on Hawaiʻi’s own Mauna Kea.

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WASHINGTON — Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss.

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This week on Stargazer, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips about research into a massive black hole at the center of the galaxy, and being done at the Mauna Kea summit, too.

  

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For Stargazer, we hear about a Mauna Kea discovery relating to rogue black holes at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips.

    

Christopher Martin / Cal Tech
Christopher Martin / Cal Tech

A new, state-of-the-art astronomy instrument is being installed atop Mauna Kea.

The planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are all visible this week, and we return to the Mauna Kea summit for a collaborative discovery relating to a black hole as HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer.