Archive for October 18th, 2002

Reopened one of the bastions of knowledge: The Library of Alexandria.

Friday, October 18th, 2002 328 readings

With roots dating back more than 2,000 years ago, one of the most famous centers of learning humanity was reopened this week.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and representatives worldwide, including Jacques Chirac, Carlo Ciampi and Costis Stephanopoulos, attended the reopening ceremony on Wednesday.

Confirm the existence of a giant black hole in the Milky Way.

Friday, October 18th, 2002 312 readings

On Wednesday confirmed the discovery of a massive black hole at the center of the galaxy that would absorb everything around them, including light.
After observing the movement of a star around an invisible gravitational field of the black hole's presence was confirmed, since there is nothing known in the universe that can describe these effects.