Earlier this month, Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez split the 2020 physics Nobel Prize for decades of work on black holes. Click here to learn more about their monumental achievement and about the history of our understanding of these exotic objects in space.
Born on today's date in the year 1656, English astronomer and mathematician Edmond Halley was the first to predict the return of a comet. Today, Halley's Comet - the most famous of all comets - bears his name.
Sayali Avachat has a Ph.D. in Space Sciences from Florida Institute of Technology. She founded EdCosmic LLC in 2021, through which she offers and conducts STEM workshops and short courses for school students. She has a passion for science outreach and communication and is engaged in the same through her Facebook page, ‘Astronomyn’. Being a STEM education enthusiast, she writes popular science articles on the current research and progress in the field of astronomy. She actively provides guidance on education and careers in astronomy. Her research interests are active galactic nuclei and the physics of their jets.