Podcaster: Richard Drumm
Title: UNAWE Space Scoop – An Ancient, Stormy Black Hole
Organization: 365 Days Of Astronomy
Description: Space scoop, news for children.
In the very distant past, 13.1 billion years ago, a supermassive black hole, they’re called SMBHs for short, spewed a humongous amount of galactic wind.
It’s a gigantic flow of gas that blew away the material that forms stars, also called ISM or interstellar medium, the stuff between stars.
The Universe is about 13.8 billion years old, so this happened really close to the Big Bang, when the Universe was only 700 million years old.
Bio: Richard Drumm is President of the Charlottesville Astronomical Society and President of 3D – Drumm Digital Design, a video production company with clients such as Kodak, Xerox and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. He was an observer with the UVa Parallax Program at McCormick Observatory in 1981 & 1982. He has found that his greatest passion in life is public outreach astronomy and he pursues it at every opportunity.
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This is the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast. Today we bring you a new episode in our Space Scoop series. This show is produced in collaboration with Universe Awareness, a program that strives to inspire every child with our wonderful cosmos.
Today’s story is…
An Ancient, Stormy Black Hole
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