Black Holes
Galactic center visualization delivers star power  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Want to take a trip to the center of the Milky Way? Check out a new immersive, ultra-high-definition visualization. This 360-movie offers an unparalleled opportunity to look around the center of the galaxy, from the vantage... more
Giant ‘chimneys’ vent X-rays from Milky Way’s core  ESA · 3 days
By surveying the centre of our Galaxy, ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered two colossal ‘chimneys’ funneling material from the vicinity of... more
‘Teacup’ Quasar Causes Galactic Storms  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
SDSS J143029.88+133912.0, nicknamed the ‘Teacup’ because of its shape, is a quasar located about 1.1 billion light-years away. The power source of the quasar is a... more
Bright X-ray galactic nuclei  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
All massive galaxies are believed to host supermassive black holes (SMBH) at their centers that grow by accreting mass from their environment. The current picture also imagines that the black holes grow in size as their host galaxy evolves, perhaps... more
Astronomers Discover 83 Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes... more
Aliens Might Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Travel the Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
We don't know if aliens exist. But if they did, it'd be cool if they got around using lasers and black holes. more
Eighty-Three Quasars Spotted in Early Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope have discovered 83 quasars in the distant Universe, from a time when the Universe was less than 10% of... more
Using black holes to conquer space: The halo drive  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The idea of traveling to another star system has been the dream of people long before the first rockets and astronauts were sent to space. But despite all the progress... more
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes that were formed when the universe was only 5 percent of its current age. more
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, from a time when the universe was less than... more
Gamma ray telescopes could detect starships powered by black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the course of looking for possible signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence (ETI), scientists have had to do some really outside-of-the-box thinking. Since it is a foregone conclusion that... more
Can entangled qubits be used to probe black holes?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Physicists have used a seven-qubit quantum computer to simulate the scrambling of information inside a black hole, heralding a future in which entangled quantum bits might be used to probe... more
Researchers suggest LISA should be able to see ultralight bosons near supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of researchers has found evidence that suggests the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) should be able to... more
Help shape ESA’s space science programme  ESA · 3 weeks
How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds... more
Hiding Black Hole Found  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black... more
A trap for positrons  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For the first time, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) have succeeded in losslessly guiding positrons, the antiparticles of electrons, into a magnetic field trap. This is an important... more
Hiding black hole found  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate-mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black holes expected to be lurking in the galaxy. These results provide a new... more
Hiding black hole found  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black holes expected to be lurking in our Galaxy. These results provide a... more
Hiding black hole found  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black holes expected to be lurking in our Galaxy. more
Simultaneous X-ray and infrared observations of the galactic center  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The supermassive black hole (SMBH) at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A*, is by far the closest such object to us, only about 25 thousand light-years away.... more
In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two... more
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