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Compact Core of Galaxy M87 Artist's Concept of a Black Hole at the Core of Galaxy NGC

Black Holes in the Universe

Curt Cutler
Senior Research Scientist at JPL

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Thursday, November 16 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA

For directions, click here.
Friday, November 17 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

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Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. PST and run for approximately an hour.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

It is now generally accepted that most normal galaxies contain, at their cores, black holes that are millions to billions of times more massive than our Sun. Most galaxies probably also contain millions of stellar-mass black holes, which are the remnants of massive stars. In this lecture I will try to explain what black holes are, in theory, and give a brief overview of some of their remarkable properties. I will then review some of what we know observationally about black holes in Nature.

To learn more about Black Holes, click here.

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