Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people

— Carl Sagan

black holes

A Guide to Outer Space Surveillance!

Pedro sent us an iteresting link for

9 Astronomy MIlestones for 2009

9 Astronomy Milestones in 2009
By Jeremy Hsu
SPECIAL to SPACE.com
posted: 28 December 2009
06:09 pm ET

Black Holes heavier than once thought....

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/090607_blackholes

Giant black holes even bigger than thought: study

June 8, 2009
Courtesy Amer­i­can As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­e­ty
and World Science staff

As­tro­no­mers have used com­put­er sim­ula­t­ions to cal­cu­late that a black hole at the heart of one the larg­est near­by ga­lax­ies is two to three times heav­i­er than pre­vi­ously thought.

John Wheeler (1911-2008)

John Wheeler, the great physicist who coined the term "black hole", passed away yesterday: http://cosmicvariance.com/2008/04/13/goodbye/

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=pioneering-physicist-john-wheeler-dies