space http://apr.org en Alabama Researcher Observes Black Hole Destroying a Star http://apr.org/post/alabama-researcher-observes-black-hole-destroying-star <p>A University of Alabama researcher and his team believe they’ve been able to observe a black hole destroying a star in a galaxy far, far away.&nbsp;&nbsp; Peter Maksym led the study of data from NASA’s Chandra telescope that observed a large x-ray flare.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Peter Maksym:</strong> <em>“You have this tiny little galaxy that appears to have had a really huge x-ray flare.&nbsp; This is really solid evidence that it’s got a massive black hole of some sort.”</em></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:44:34 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 47002 at http://apr.org Alabama Researcher Observes Black Hole Destroying a Star The Importance Of Making Sushi And Mozzarella On Mars http://apr.org/post/importance-making-sushi-and-mozzarella-mars You might be surprised at how powdered milk, dehydrated kelp and shelf-stable chorizo can come together in ways that taste good — especially if you've been cooped up for a few months on a mission with five strangers on a desolate lava crater in Hawaii.<p>The <a href="http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hi-seas/">mission</a>, dubbed HI-SEAS (Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation), is part of a NASA <a href="http://www.uhm.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=5184">study</a> to figure out how to keep astronauts well fed during multiple-year missions to Mars or the moon. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:07:00 +0000 April FultonNational Public Media 14343 at http://apr.org The Importance Of Making Sushi And Mozzarella On Mars