birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for the first time
A Northwestern University-led international team of astronomers is getting closer to understanding the mysterious bright object that burst in the northern sky this summer, dubbed AT2018cow or ‘The Cow.’ With the help of W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii and the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy’s ATLAS twin telescopes, the multi-institutional team now has evidence that they likely captured the exact moment a star collapsed to form a compact object, such as a black hole or neu... ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
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
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
XMM-Newton captures final cries of star shredded by black hole  ESA · 6 days
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X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
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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  nanowerk · 6 days
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Spinning Black Holes Could Open Up Gentle Portals for Hypersonic Spacecraft  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
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Universe: The Orderly Chaos of Black Holes  ASTRO WATCH · 5 hours
Researchers at UNIGE have discovered that photons emitted during the creation of a black hole appear to be disordered. Within a single... 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
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This Huge Black Hole Is Spinning at Half the Speed of Light!  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
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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
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