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To within minutes of a black hole

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First talk of term!

The nucleus of most galaxies contains a massive black hole. Some accrete gas at high rate producing a luminous source of X-rays. Our observations of one such source shows behaviour indicating that the observed matter is only light minutes away from the horizon of the black hole. The results will be shown and simply explained.

This talk is part of the Darwin College Science Seminars series.

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