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Black Holes Make Big News

Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the … Continue reading Black Holes Make Big News

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A big scary small world

The internet, online friends, and hope. A few weeks ago I found myself doing a lot of "listening" to friends in Christchurch, New Zealand. The fact that I am sitting in my living room and typing back and forth with people who are hurting on the other side of the world from me in Chicagoland … Continue reading A big scary small world

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Happy Birthday Anne McCaffrey

"That's what writing is all about, after all, making others see what you have put down on the page and believing that it does, or could, exist and you want to go there." Anne McCaffrey Today would have been Anne McCaffrey's Birthday, a woman who was inspiring, smart, and wrote books that I read repeatedly, … Continue reading Happy Birthday Anne McCaffrey