Astro Blog articles for gas

Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black hole

Posted: 21 Feb 2018

This blog post is based on a press release issued today by the Royal Astronomical Society.

An exciting new study led by Professor Pat Roche of the Department of Physics and Hertford College (University of Oxford), has produced the highest resolution map of magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at th

Tales from the Telescope: ALMA

Posted: 01 Dec 2011

Pat Roche reports from his visit to the ALMA site in Chile - and asks Estelle Bayet to explain why it is such an exciting new observatory.