The Missing Link Roundup


Supernova RefsdalWhat are we looking at in the above photo? The singular Supernova Refsdal exploding at four different stages in time, thanks to Einsteinian optics. This is known as an Einstein Cross, and we’ve never witnessed a supernova captured within one before. The scientists that found it published their study in the new issue of Science, which just so happens to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of Einstein’s release of his general theory of relativity papers. — NY Times

Recently a group of passionate artists and scientists combined to film an amazingly beautiful dance/opera inside of CERN, called Symmetry. It will be debuting this month at several film festivals, but you can check out the teaser trailer now. I can’t wait to see this in full length! — The Creators Project

While we still don’t know a lot about dark matter, scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics think the amount of dark matter in a galaxy is directly proportionate to the mass of the black hole at the center of said galaxy. How and why? We still don’t know, but this is an interesting read! — CFA