Hungry Black Holes - SpaceTime with Stuart Gary Series 20 Episode 17

Mar 03, 2017, 04:29 AM

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*Stars eaten by black holes a hundred times more often than thought Stars are being ripped apart and consumed by black holes about a hundred times more often than astronomers previously thought. The findings are based on a new survey of galaxy mergers – the process by which galaxies collide to form new larger galaxies.

*Stellar bridge discovered connecting two galaxies A bridge of stars has been discovered connecting the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds -- two of the nearest neighboring galaxies to our own galaxy the Milky Way. The findings show a 43 thousand light year long stellar bridge connecting the two dwarf galaxies.

*March Sky watch We check out the night skies of March and the importance of the Vernal Equinox.

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