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Found: “Poster child” for being shredded by a black hole

Pasadena, CA—NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has for the first time seen the aftermath of a star that was violently ripped apart by a supermassive black hole. Catching such a rare event in action will help astronomers understand these mysterious phenomena. The observation is reported in The Astrophysical Journal by a team of astronomers led by…

Las Campanas astronomers take on light pollution

Washington, DC—A group of astronomers from Carnegie’s Las Campanas Observatory including Mark Phillips and Guillermo Blanc, along with Miguel Roth from the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, presented the case against light pollution to Chilean authorities earlier this month. Combating light pollution is not about demanding complete darkness, it is about illuminating human spaces well, Blanc…