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Blips Show Black Hole's Whirl

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Science  11 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5519, pp. 1049-1051
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5519.1049

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WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The April meeting of the American Physical Society (28 April-1 May) was a Mecca for 1050 devotees of the very large or the very small, as cosmologists and astrophysicists hobnobbed with particle and nuclear physicists. Highlights included a furiously blinking x-ray source near the center of the Milky Way that has given the best evidence to date that black holes spin.