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Major astronomy discovery to be announced in two weeks

By T.K. Randall
April 30, 2022 · Comment icon 13 comments

What have astronomers discovered this time ? Image Credit: CC BY 4.0 ESO / S. Brunier
Astronomers are gearing up to announce something new about our galaxy and it has the potential to be pretty significant.
The findings, which will come courtesy of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), are based on data from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project which previously produced the first ever image of a black hole back in 2019.

Exactly what will be announced this time remains under wraps for now, however there is definitely reason to get excited - the project has spent years studying the heart of the Milky Way galaxy and whatever scientists have found, it has the potential to revolutionize our understanding of it.

A press conference, which will reportedly present "groundbreaking Milky Way results" with "extensive supporting audiovisual material", will be live-streamed on May 12th at 15:00 CST.
"The ESO Director General will deliver the opening words," a briefing about the announcement reads.

"EHT Project Director Huib Jan van Langevelde and EHT Collaboration Board Founding Chair Anton Zensus will also deliver remarks."

"A panel of EHT researchers will explain the result and answer questions."

Source: Science Alert | Comments (13)

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Comment icon #4 Posted by lightly 2 years ago
Exciting!*     I’m on the edge of my event horizon!    Wonder why the two week delay?  Waiting for something to happen…in two weeks??
Comment icon #5 Posted by curiouse 2 years ago
I agree. Should be interesting.. let alone when the Webb telescope goes Live. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by Robotic Jew 2 years ago
Finger crossed they found Jimmy Hoffa!
Comment icon #7 Posted by XenoFish 2 years ago
Probably something that'll amount to a cosmic wet fart. Just like all the Mars stuff.
Comment icon #8 Posted by razman 2 years ago
I know , seems they do this a lot , then its something like , we discovered a new Quasar or something.
Comment icon #9 Posted by locomekipkachelfantje 2 years ago
And I think what many think: "They've found signs of alien life!". And they know that, of course. Ok, they may have found something extraordinary, but half the planet is waiting for just thàt moment. What they keep doing is somewhat like an art historian announcing a great discovery connected with Rembrandt: everyone expects to hear about a yet unknown great painting by Rembrandt, but then they announce they've discovered some of his pensils or dinner plate or something.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Damien99 2 years ago
So 2 weeks for that announcement 
Comment icon #11 Posted by razman 2 years ago
I think its that pic floating around of the 2nd black hole picture taken, this time our own Milky Way galaxy black hole.Not sure why they would wait 2 weeks though, maybe to confirm it or sharpen it or something.                                   The black hole at the Milky Way's center has finally been unveiled | Science News
Comment icon #12 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 2 years ago
  How'd I do :-)  
Comment icon #13 Posted by locomekipkachelfantje 2 years ago
Did I win something?

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