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Snacking on a star

November 26, 2015
An international team of astrophysicists led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist has for the first time witnessed a black hole swallowing a star and ejecting a flare of matter moving at nearly the speed of light. The finding reported last week in the journal Science tracks the star—about the size of our sun—as it shifts from its customary path, slips into the gravitational pull of a supermassive black hole and is sucked in, said Sjoert van Velzen, a Hubble fellow at Johns Hopkins. "These events are extremely rare," van Velzen said. "It's the first time we see everything from the stellar destruction followed by the launch of a conical outflow, also called a jet, and we watched it unfold over several months."

Two from Hopkins land Marshall Scholarships

November 24, 2015
JHU biophysics major, medical student among 32 selected out of 916 applicants for prestigious U.K. award
In memoriam

'Inventor' of neurovirology

November 25, 2015
Richard T. Johnson, School of Medicine faculty member for nearly three decades, dies at 84

Plankton problems?

November 26, 2015
Study: Rapid growth in population of plankton in northern bodies of water could indicate significant climate change
Johns Hopkins shows interest in serving as corporate partner for P-TECH program in Baltimore