Black Holes, Neutron Stars, and White Dwarfs

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Heard On University Of The Air
Direct image of a supermassive black hole at the core of Messier 87

When Hamlet told a friend, “There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,” he made an understatement to last the ages. And the words become truer with every astronomical discovery. What are we finding out there in the seemingly limitless universe? For starters, there are white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. How do we find them, and how do we track their development, which can go on for billions of years? Astronomer Marina Orio will tell us about some of the latest–often puzzling–discoveries.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host
  • Norman Gilliland Producer
  • Tom Blain Technical Director
  • Norman Gilliland Interviewer
  • Richard Keller Guest
  • Marina Orio Guest

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