Black Holes
Universe: The Orderly Chaos of Black Holes  ASTRO WATCH · 4 hours
Researchers at UNIGE have discovered that photons emitted during the creation of a black hole appear to be disordered. Within a single... more
POLAR experiment reveals orderly chaos of black holes  nanowerk · 7 hours
An international consortium of scientists studying gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) as part of the POLAR (GRB polarimeter) experiment has revealed that high-energy photon emissions from black holes are neither completely chaotic nor completely... more
New way supermassive black holes are 'fed'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study finds that some supermassive black holes are 'triggered' to grow, suddenly devouring a large amount of gas in their surroundings. more
Team discovers new way supermassive black holes are 'fed'  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Supermassive black holes weigh millions to billions times more than our sun and lie at the center of most galaxies. A supermassive black hole several million times the mass of... more
The orderly chaos of black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
During the formation of a black hole a bright burst of very energetic light in the form of gamma-rays is produced, these events are called gamma-ray bursts. Researchers have built the POLAR instrument to analyze gamma-ray... more
The orderly chaos of black holes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
During the formation of a black hole, a bright burst of very energetic light in the form of gamma rays is produced, these events are called gamma ray bursts. The physics behind this phenomenon includes many... more
A cosmic flare called the ‘Cow’ may reveal a new way that stars die  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
A burst of light from far away may have been an odd type of exploding star or a white dwarf... more
New findings bring physicists closer to understanding the formation of planets and stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Down a hallway in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), scientists study the workings of a machine... more
It looks like dark matter can be heated up and moved around  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Look at a galaxy, what do you see? Probably lots of stars. Nebulae too. And that's probably it. A whole bunch of stars and... more
Mysterious 'Cow' Blast in Space May Reveal Birth of a Black Hole  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A weirdly bright and brief blast dubbed "The Cow," which researchers first spotted last June, was likely generated by a newborn black hole or... more
Birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for first time  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
After combining several imaging sources, including hard X-rays and radiowaves, a team now speculates that the telescopes captured the exact moment a star collapsed... more
Birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for first time  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A Northwestern University-led international team is getting closer to understanding the mysteriously bright object that burst in the northern sky this summer. more
A Dying Star Sent Out an SOS Pointing to Its Killer: A Buzz-Saw Black Hole  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The crumbs left over from a supermassive black hole's recent meal have allowed scientists to calculate the monster's... more
Unusual supernova opens a rare window on the collapse of a star  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An unusual supernova studied by multiple telescopes, including the SOAR telescope and other telescopes at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory... more
This Huge Black Hole Is Spinning at Half the Speed of Light!  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The crumbs left over from a supermassive black hole's recent meal have allowed scientists to calculate the monster's rotation rate, and the results are... more
Astronomers Find Brightest Quasar of Early Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have spotted the brightest quasar ever seen in the early Universe. Quasars are the extremely... more
Cygnus A: Ricocheting black hole jet discovered by Chandra  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A ricocheting jet blasting from a giant black hole has been captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, as reported in our latest press release. In this composite image of Cygnus... more
Magnetar mysteries in our galaxy and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
In a new Caltech-led study, researchers from campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have analyzed pulses of radio waves coming from a magnetar—a rotating, dense, dead star with a strong magnetic field—that is... more
This Huge Black Hole Is Spinning at Half the Speed of Light!  SPACE.COM · 6 days
The crumbs left over from a supermassive black hole's recent meal have allowed scientists to calculate the monster's rotation rate, and the results are... more
X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star  nanowerk · 6 days
Pulse pattern suggests distant black hole must be spinning at least at 50 percent the speed of light. more
X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New findings are the first demonstration of a tidal disruption flare being used to estimate a black hole's spin. more
XMM-Newton captures final cries of star shredded by black hole  ESA · 6 days
Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory have studied a black hole devouring a star and discovered... more
X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star  MIT · 6 days
Pulse pattern suggests distant black hole must be spinning at least at 50 percent the speed of light. more
X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
On Nov. 22, 2014, astronomers spotted a rare event in the night sky: A supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy, nearly 300 million... more
Astronomers map 'light echoes' of newly discovered black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of astronomers has charted the environment surrounding a relatively small, 'stellar mass' black hole that is 10 times the mass of the sun. The observations provide the clearest... more
'Light Echoes' of Black Hole Reveal Clues Behind Dazzling X-Ray Flares  SPACE.COM · 6 days
An instrument aboard the International Space Station has helped reveal how black holes release brilliant flares of X-rays, a new study finds. more
Spinning Black Holes Could Open Up Gentle Portals for Hypersonic Spacecraft  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Feel like visiting another star system or dimension? You can do this by traveling through a spacetime portal of a black hole. But you better choose... more
Spinning Black Holes Could Open Up Gentle Portals for Hypersonic Spacecraft  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Feel like visiting another star system or dimension? You can do this by traveling through a spacetime portal of a black hole. But you better choose... more
Student simulates thousands of black holes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Lia Medeiros, a doctoral student at the University of Arizona, is developing mathematical models that will allow researchers to pit Einstein's Theory of General Relativity against the most powerful monsters of nature: supermassive black holes such... more
Rotating black holes may serve as gentle portals for hyperspace travel  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. That fantasy may... more
Large Magellanic Cloud on Collision Course with Milky Way Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy located approximately 163,000 light-years away, is on a collision... more
Chandra detection of a circumnuclear torus  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most galaxies host supermassive black holes at their nuclei, each with millions or billions of solar-masses of material. There is thought to be a torus of dust and gas around the black holes, and an accreting... more
Milky Way Heading for Catastrophic Collision  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Milky Way is on a collision course with a neighboring galaxy that could fling our Solar System into space. The Large Magellanic Cloud... more
Second scientific balloon launches from Antarctica  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Washington University in St. Louis announced that its X-Calibur instrument, a telescope that measures the polarization of X-rays arriving from distant neutron stars, black holes and other exotic celestial bodies, launched today from McMurdo Station, Antarctica. more
A brief history of black holes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Late in 2018, the gravitational wave observatory, LIGO, announced that they had detected the most distant and massive source of ripples of spacetime ever monitored: waves triggered by pairs of black holes colliding in deep space.... more
A brief history of black holes  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Only since 2015 have we been able to observe these invisible astronomical bodies, which can be detected only by their gravitational attraction. The history of our hunt for these enigmatic objects traces back to the 18th... more
Beyond the black hole singularity  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Loop quantum gravity is opening up a new paradigm in modern physics. The theory has emerged as a leading candidate to analyze extreme cosmological and astrophysical phenomena in parts of the universe, like black holes, where the equations... more
Beyond the black hole singularity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Our first glimpses into the physics that exist near the center of a black hole are being made possible using 'loop quantum gravity'-- a theory that uses quantum mechanics to extend gravitational physics beyond Einstein's theory of general... more
Beyond the black hole singularity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Our first glimpses into the physics that exist near the center of a black hole are being made possible using "loop quantum gravity"—a theory that uses quantum mechanics to extend gravitational physics beyond Einstein's theory of general relativity.... more
Mystery of Coronae Around Supermassive Black Holes Deepens  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Researchers from RIKEN have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to measure the strength of magnetic fields... more
Mystery of coronae around supermassive black holes deepens  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have used observations from the ALMA radio observatory to measure, for the first time, the strength of magnetic fields near two supermassive black holes at the centers of an important type... more
Mystery of coronae around supermassive black holes deepens  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers from RIKEN and JAXA have used observations from the ALMA radio observatory located in northern Chile and managed by an international consortium including the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) to... more
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