A group of astronomers led by Dr. Mauricio Gómez-González from the Institute for Radioastronomy and Astrophysics (IRyA) at UNAM Campus Morelia, Mexico, has found an estimated population of around 4000 Wolf-Rayet stars (WR) in the colliding pair of galaxies known as the Antennae, or NGC 4038/39.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s fifth generation collected its very first observations of the cosmos at 1:47 a.m. on October 24, 2020. This groundbreaking all-sky survey will bolster our understanding of the formation and evolution of galaxies—including our own Milky Way—and the supermassive black holes that lurk at their centers.
Dr. Jesús Alberto Toalá Sanz from the Institute for Radioastronomy and Astrophysics (IRyA) at UNAM Campus Morelia, Mexico, will receive the Marcos Moshinsky Professorship that is annually awarded by UNAM’s Physics Institute to young researchers in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology, to develop a research project in their interest areas.
Scientists from UNAM are investigating black holes, unique formations at the center of galaxies like ours, from theoretical and the observational points of view.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognized this morning three researchers with the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for revealing the irrefutable existence of the supermassive black hole located in the center of our galaxy, whose mass was measured by the Mexican astronomer Luis Felipe Rodríguez since 1978.
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