Harvard’s Black Hole Debunker

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Astronomers love discovering black holes. And why not? Science is giving us exciting new ways to find these space phenomena thousands of light-years away. But Kareem El-Badry has found that sometimes the hype from these ‘discoveries’ has come too soon. Known as Harvard’s black hole debunker, El-Badry shifted to the astronomy major from philosophy. Instead of asking “what’s the most exciting answer?” he asks, “what’s the most plausible answer?” Often, apparent black holes turn out to be just binary stars in unusual stages of evolution. Read full article here

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