Space Theory Comes To Life
SD Astronomer Helps Probe Universe To Quantify Black Hole
Monday, November 28, 2011
Dr. Jerry Orosz, Associate Professor of Astronomy, San Diego State University
Take a tour of Cygnus X-1
Cygnus X-1 is described by some astronomers as the iconic black hole. In theory, it displays the quintessential characteristics of what a black hole is supposed to be. The only problem is until very recently, some scientists were not convinced that Cygnus X-1 really contained a black hole. Now, due in part to the work of SDSU astronomy department the evidence seems overwhelming.