The Ghost of a Black Hole: Hanny's Voorwerp in the News
One of the most exciting results of Galaxy Zoo is that of the mysterious ‘Voorwerp’ (Dutch for ‘object’) discovered by Hanny van Arkel. She posted about a strange blob on our forum and we have been hooked by it ever since. The Voorwerp has hit the news this week as we’re starting to understand just what it is. We’re collecting some of the news coverage here:
- Oxford and Yale press releases. You can also listen to this podcast [mp3].
- English: BBC, CNN, New Scientist, Nature, Reuters
- Dutch: Elsevier, De Volkskrant
- German: Der Spiegel.
We will update this as we find more. Hanny is also maintaining a much more detailed list on the forum.
UPDATE: Hanny made the headline on CNN
UPDATE: We made it to NPR Science Friday. Click here to download the mp3.