Black Holes
New study proposes light signature for detecting black hole mergers  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Gravitational wave detectors are finding black hole mergers in the universe at the rate of one per week. If these mergers occur in empty space, researchers cannot see... more
S5-HVS1: Hypervelocity Star Ejected by Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 hours
A main-sequence hypervelocity star traveling at huge speeds after being ejected by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive... more
A runaway star ejected from the galactic heart of darkness  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at a blistering 6 million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way... more
Hyper-fast star ejected by supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 1 day
Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, travelling at a blistering 6 million km/h, ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way five million years ago. more
'Pac-Man-like' mergers could explain massive, spinning black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have reported detecting gravitational waves from 10 black hole mergers to date, but they are still trying to explain the origins of those mergers. The largest merger detected so far seems... more
Simulations show how massive black holes could be formed by mergers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. along with one in India and one in Hungary has created simulations that could explain... more
Black holes sometimes behave like conventional quantum systems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A group of Skoltech researchers led by Professor Anatoly Dymarsky have studied the emergence of generalized thermal ensembles in quantum systems with additional symmetries. As a result they found that black holes... more
Black holes sometimes behave like conventional quantum systems  nanowerk · 1 week
Astronomers have studied the emergence of generalized thermal ensembles in quantum systems with additional symmetries. As a result they found that black holes thermalize the same way ordinary matter does. more
Bringing ideas to life through experimental physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Even the most brilliant scientific ideas need data. Just this year, the first-ever image of a black hole finally provided the evidence needed to support Einstein's 100-year-old theories.  more
Numerical evidence for the merger of MOTSs inside a binary black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics have recently gathered strong... more
Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research shows that astronomers' search for black holes might have been missing an entire class of black holes that they didn't know existed. Astronomers offer a new... more
How measles wipes out immune memory, and detecting small black holes  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Measles is a dangerous infection that can kill. As many as 100,000 people die from the disease each year. For those who survive infection, the virus... more
A noninteracting low-mass black hole-giant star binary system  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Black hole binary systems with companion stars are typically found via their x-ray emission, generated by interaction and accretion. Noninteracting binaries are expected to be plentiful in the Galaxy but must be... more
Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe—so important that scientists have been trying to build a census of all the black... more
Squeeze leads to stellar-mass black hole collision precision  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a way to better detect all collisions of stellar-mass black holes in the universe. more
UV satellite will open new view on exploding stars and black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new space telescope will open up an unprecedented view of the universe in ultraviolet light. The ULTRASAT satellite will provide fundamental new insights... more
Insight-HXMT team releases new results on black hole and neutron star X-ray binaries  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists with the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (Insight-HXMT) team presented their new results on black hole and neutron star X-ray binaries during... more
Black Holes Stunt Growth of Dwarf Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf... more
Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
'Weather' in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle. Scientists have now used sophisticated simulations to show how powerful... more
Researchers probe features of star clusters surrounding supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
At the center of the galaxy, millions of stars whirl in orbits around a supermassive black hole. This circuit can take anywhere from a few hours for stars... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Astronomers made an unexpected discovery that could explain why supermassive black holes grew so rapidly in the early Universe. more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Stretched photons recover lost interference  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The smallest pieces of nature—individual particles like electrons, for instance—are pretty much interchangeable. An electron is an electron is an electron, regardless of whether it's stuck in a lab on Earth, bound to an atom in some chalky... more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  nanowerk · 1 month
Astronomers find large-scale winds associated with active black holes in small galaxies suppress star formation. more
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