Jan 18th: NASA’s TESS Watches a Star Getting Devoured by a Black Hole

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Podcaster: Tony Darnell

Title: NASA’s TESS Watches a Star Getting Devoured by a Black Hole

Organization:  Deep Astronomy

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Description: In this episode, our favorite exoplanet hunting space telescope, known as TESS, has managed to capture a black hole tearing a star apart. Not only is TESS finding worlds around other stars, but it’s keeping a vigilant eye on the rest of the galaxy to find things just like this. According to NASA, capturing this event is hard, it only happens once every ten to a hundred thousand years in our galaxy.

Bio: Tony Darnell is the owner of Deep Astronomy website and a host for the same hangout channel in Youtube. He has worked in the field of astronomy all my life, his first job was at a school district planetarium in Boulder, Colorado. With the exception of a stint in the Army in the 1980’s he heas worked in many aspects of astronomical research.

Most of his time has been spent writing software to retrieve, process and analyze data taken from telescopes. He has worked with data from some of the world’s largest ground-based and space-based telescopes: from the four meter Blanco telescope in Chile to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronomy education has always been his passion and he has written articles for DeepAstronomy.space website and produce astronomy videos for YouTube on the DeepAstronomy channel.

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