Black Holes

Hubble Images Dusty Galaxy To Learn About Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists want to know if larger, more massive galaxies host larger, more massive supermassive black holes.
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxies, Space

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Finding Solutions Amidst Fractal Uncertainty And Quantum Chaos

Semyon Dyatlov calls himself a “mathematical physicist.” He’s an associate editor of the journal Probability and Mathematical Physics. His PhD dissertation advanced understanding of wave decay in black hole spacetimes. And much of his...
Related topics: Quantum, Physics, Mathematics

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Will Einstein’s Theory Of General Relativity Soon Be Proved False?

Years ago, one of the world’s brightest physicists, Stephen Hawking predicted that quantum particles will slowly escape black holes, which went against Albert Einstein’s hypothesis that nothing can leave the gravity of these space objects. Fresh...
Related topics: Albert Einstein, Relativity, Physics, Stephen Hawking, Quantum

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Astrophysicists Find Massive Black Holes Wandering Around Dwarf Galaxies

A new search led by Montana State University has revealed more than a dozen massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that were previously considered too small to host them, and surprised scientists with their location within the galaxies.
Related topics: Astrophysics, Space

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Scientists Have Discovered Strange Objects Orbiting Our Galaxy’s Black Hole

Every major galaxy is home to a supermassive black hole, and our own Milky Way is no exception. Astronomers recently found something unexpected near this massive object — 4 mysterious objects, each similar to a pair of bizarre bodies spotted in...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Space, Milky Way

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A Mysterious Burst Of Gravitational Waves Came From A Region Near Betelgeuse. But There’s...

Gravitational waves are caused by calamitous events in the Universe. Neutron stars that finally merge after circling each other for a long time can create them, and so can two black holes that collide with each other. But sometimes there’s a...
Related topics: Neutron Stars

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Astronomers Find Four Strange New Objects In The Center Of The Milky Way

The dust-shrouded objects may be binary stars merging as they orbit the supermassive black hole in our galaxy's core.
Related topics: Space, Milky Way

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Black Hole Factories May Hide At Cores Of Giant Galaxies

Gravitational-wave astronomers are probing the origins of abnormally massive black holes—and with them, the inner workings of their colossal galactic homes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Galaxies, Space

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Why Are Black Holes Just 'wandering' On The Outskirts Of Their Dwarf Galaxies?

Several supermassive black holes have been found wandering through their dwarf host galaxies, offering new clues about how similar black holes evolved in the early universe.
Related topics: Space

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Milky Way’s Black Hole Creating New Stellar Objects, Scientists Reveal

Astronomers have discovered that the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy is creating a new type of star. According to the astronomers, the new creations seem like a hybrid of two cosmic objects.
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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The Black Hole At The Center Of The Galaxy Is Forging A Strange New Kind Of Star

The black hole at the center of our galaxy is warping and combining stars into a strange new kind of object, astronomers say.
Related topics: Space

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X-rays And Gravitational Waves Will Combine To Illuminate Massive Black Hole Collisions

A new study has found that collisions of supermassive black holes may be simultaneously observable in both gravitational waves and X-rays at the beginning of the next decade.

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Did Astronomers Just Discover Black Holes From The Big Bang?

Gravitational waves attributed to the collision of two neutron stars could have been produced by something much stranger -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Big Bang, Neutron Stars

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A Supermassive Black Hole Is Firing Out Jets At 99% The Speed Of Light

Astronomers are amazed at the discovery that a black hole in space is firing out jets of material at over 99 percent the speed of light (via Universe Today). The black hole in question is at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy and accordingly has...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Galaxies

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Scientists Detected Ripples In Space And Time From A Potentially New Class Of Collision In The...

Large collisions in space, like those between black holes or neutron stars, create ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. The phenomenon was first predicted by Albert Einstein. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory...
Related topics: Neutron Stars, Albert Einstein, Laser

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If The Nearest Star Beyond The Sun Were A Black Hole, We Might Not Be Here - Cnet

A single parsec is not nearly enough of a buffer.
Related topics: Sun

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Stellar Black Holes: When David Poses As Goliath

Stellar black holes form when massive stars end their life in a dramatic collapse. Observations have shown that stellar black holes typically have masses of about ten times that of the Sun, in accordance with the theory of stellar evolution....
Related topics: Sun

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On The Hunt For Primordial Black Holes

The theory that dark matter could be made of primordial black holes a fraction of a millimeter in size has been ruled out by a team of researchers led by the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU).
Related topics: Physics, Mathematics

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Remembering Stephen Hawking On His 78th Birthday: A Legacy Of Humanity

Stephen Hawking passed away on 14 March 2018. His work changed literally everything we know about the cosmos and our place in it. But his greatest contribution to our species wasn’t his theories on black holes or how quickly the universe was...
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Gravitational Waves Signal Second-ever Neutron Star Merger Caught By Ligo

A new gravitational wave detection shows two neutron stars slamming together, likely forming a black hole.
Related topics: Neutron Stars

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