Black Holes
Big black holes can settle in the outskirts of small galaxies  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
Astronomers have found dozens of surprisingly massive black holes far from the centers of their host dwarf galaxies. more
A unique experiment to explore black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow us to study these cosmic clashes and their mysterious aftermath for the... more
A unique experiment to explore black holes  ESA · 2 days
What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow... more
Is dark matter made of axions? Black holes may reveal the answer  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
What is dark matter made of? It's one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark matter is out there,... more
Gravity wonders  ESA · 5 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Black holes provide an extreme cosmic laboratory to test some of the strongest gravity fields in the Universe more
The Scientists Behind the First Black Hole Photo Get Nod from Congress  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Congress can sometimes feel as distant and impenetrable as a black hole — which was the topic of a House Science Committee hearing held... more
Imaging black hole like listening to broken piano, says scientist  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
US computer scientist Katie Bouman, who became a global sensation over her role in generating the world's first image of a black hole, has described the painstaking process... more
Forecasting the hunt for the first supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It is believed that the formation and growth of most galaxies across the history of the universe has been fueled by supermassive black holes growing together with their host galaxy... more
A mathematical method for calculating black-hole properties from gravitational-wave data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sean McWilliams, an assistant professor at West Virginia University, has developed a mathematical method for calculating black hole properties from gravitational wave data. He has written a paper... more
Black Hole Photos Could Get Even Clearer with Space-Based Telescopes  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The first-ever photo of a black hole amazed people across the world. Now, astronomers are aiming to take even sharper pictures of these enigmatic structures by sending radio... more
Researchers suggest collapsar accretion disks might be source of heaviest elements  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A trio of researchers at Columbia University is suggesting that collapsar accretion disks might be the major source of the heaviest elements. In their paper published... more
Dying stars called collapsars may forge much of the universe’s gold  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Spinning stars that collapse into black holes could help explain the origins of heavy elements such as gold and silver. more
Storm in the Teacup Quasar  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
This image shows a quasar nicknamed the Teacup due to its shape. A quasar is an active galaxy that is powered by material falling into its... more
Telescopes in space for even sharper images of black holes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers have just managed to take the first image of a black hole, and now the next challenge facing them is how to take even sharper images, so... more
Twisting whirlpools of electrons  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In Jules Verne's famous classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the iconic submarine Nautilus disappears into the Moskenstraumen, a massive whirlpool off the coast of Norway. In space, stars spiral around black holes; on Earth, swirling cyclones, tornadoes and dust... more
This Awesome Spiral Galaxy View from Hubble May Help Demystify Black Holes  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
NASA and the European Space Agency's long-running Hubble Space Telescope just produced an amazing close-up of a spiral galaxy, similar to our own Milky... more
Image: Storm in the Teacup quasar  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This image shows a quasar nicknamed the Teacup due to its shape. A quasar is an active galaxy that is powered by material falling into its central supermassive black hole. They are extremely luminous objects located... more
Black Hole Spits Out High-Energy Jets at Near Light-Speed  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Black holes gobble up most matter around them, but some of it escapes, spewing nearly-light-speed jets of material. more
Spinning Black Hole Sprays Light-Speed Plasma Clouds into Space  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astronomers have discovered rapidly swinging jets coming from a black hole almost 8000 light-years from Earth. Published in... more
Black Hole Spits Out High-Energy Jets at Near Light-Speed  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Black holes gobble up most matter around them, but some of it escapes, spewing nearly-light-speed jets of material. more
Patterns of compulsive smartphone use suggest how to kick the habit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Everywhere you look, people are looking at screens. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost as common as the... more
This Black Hole's Jets Wobble Like Crazy Because It's Warping Space-Time  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers have spotted wildly wobbling jets of particles spewing out of a black hole, and they think this unusually rapid motion could be happening because the... more
Spinning black hole sprays light-speed plasma clouds into space  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Astronomers have discovered rapidly swinging jets coming from a black hole almost 8,000 light-years from Earth. The research shows jets from V404 Cygni's black hole behaving in a way never... more
Scientists get to the bottom of a ‘spitting’ black hole  ESA · 4 weeks
Data from ESA’s Integral high-energy observatory have helped shed light on the workings of a mysterious... more
Spinning black hole sprays light-speed plasma clouds into space  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronomers have discovered rapidly swinging jets coming from a black hole almost 8000 light-years from Earth. more
The Giant Galaxy Around the Giant Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole's event horizon, the... more
There's a Tiny, Bright Magnetar Photobombing Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers studying black hole SagA* have to deal with the weird, frustrating little star that lit up right between Earth and the black hole in 2013. more
The giant galaxy around the giant black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole's event horizon, the area beyond which light cannot escape the immense gravity of the black... more
Evidence of 6 new binary black hole mergers within LVC data  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
Scholars recently submitted an article announcing the discovery of six new binary black hole mergers, which exceed the detection thresholds defined by the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration. Applying... more
Researchers detect evidence of six new binary black hole mergers within LVC data  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) recently submitted a paper announcing the discovery of six new binary black hole mergers... more
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