Some of the biggest questions hanging over modern cosmology and astrophysics focus on supermassive black holes. These monsters are known to hide in the cores of most galaxies, including our own, and we know that they can have the mass of a billion suns. Trying to explain how the supermassive black holes in our modern universe consumed enough matter to become so big is difficult enough, but finding an 800 million solar mass monster that existed only 690 million years after the Big Bang is a serious head-scratcher. How did this baby black hole grow so big so fast? … [Read more...] about Most Distant Black Hole Discovered, But Why Is It Such a Monster?
The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards are coming up this Sunday, September 17th and The A.V. Club is counting down the days leading up to the ceremony with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, TV Editor Erik Adams breaks down a category and gives us his picks for who should win, and who will win. First up, we’re looking at the nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama. They are: … [Read more...] about Who will win the 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama?