Professor Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo is part of an international team to understand how black-hole powered jets are forging fuel used in star formation.


Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a surprising connection between a supermassive black hole and the galaxy where it resides. Powerful radio jets from the black hole — which normally suppress star…

Massive comet-like object pollutes the atmosphere of a white dwarf


Scientists have witnessed, for the first time, a massive, comet-like object being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf, the burned-out remains of a sun-like star. The destroyed object had a chemical…