Tag Archives: Infrared

Simultaneous X-ray and infrared observations of the galactic center

by Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Phys.org

The supermassive black hole (SMBH) at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A*, is by far the closest such object to us, only about 25 thousand light-years away. Although not nearly as active or luminous as other SMBHs, its relative proximity provides astronomers with a unique opportunity to probe what happens close to the “edge” of a black hole.

Continue reading Simultaneous X-ray and infrared observations of the galactic center

Australian National University invention brings sci-fi holograms a step closer

by Asha McLean, ZDNet

Physicists at the university have created complex holographic images in infrared

A team of physicists from the Australian National University (ANU) has invented a tiny device using infrared that creates the highest-quality holographic images ever achieved.

Lead researcher and PhD student at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering Lei Wang touted the complex holographic image advancement as opening the door to imaging technologies such as those seen in science fiction movies. Continue reading Australian National University invention brings sci-fi holograms a step closer