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Thursday April 11st, 2019 night edition

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- State legislators stayed up well into the morning hearing emotional testimony about a proposed abortion ban.

House Bill 896 would criminalize abortion and classify it as a homicide.

Women who have abortions could be sentenced to the death penalty.

How essentially one is okay with subjecting a woman to the death penalty for the exact… to do to her the exact same thing that one is alleging that she is doing to a child,” said State Rep. Victoria Neave, a Democrat from Dallas.

“I think it’s important to remember that if a drunk driver kills a pregnant woman, they get charged twice.

What I’m doing is equalizing the law,” said State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, a Republican from Arlington.

The bill now goes before the full Texas House for debate. »

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

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Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole.

The image reveals the black hole at the centre of Messier 87 [1], a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster.

[1] The shadow of a black hole is the closest we can come to an image of the black hole itself, a completely dark object from which light cannot escape. »

The first picture of a black hole opens a new era of astrophysics

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A world-spanning network of telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope zoomed in on the supermassive monster in the galaxy M87 to create this first-ever picture of a black hole.

EHT trained its sights on both M87’s black hole and Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

PICTURING A BLACK HOLE The Event Horizon Telescope has given us the first real picture of the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy M87. »

Online ID Change on PSN: Your Questions Answered

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We’re excited to announce that the online ID change feature on PSN is officially launching to all PlayStation 4 owners later today.

You’ll also be able to change your online ID via a web browser, and that feature will also be available starting today.

All PS4 games originally published on or after April 1, 2018 have been developed to support the online ID change feature. »

First ever black hole image released

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Image copyright EHT Image caption The first ever picture of a black hole: It's surrounded by a halo of bright gas.

Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.

How to see a Black Hole: The Universe's Greatest Mystery can be seen the UK at 21:00 on BBC Four on Wednesday 10 April. »