Black Holes

These Wisps Around Black Holes Could Reveal How The Cosmic Beasts Eat

The international team responsible for the first-ever image of a black hole's shadow already has plans to take a better, more detailed image.

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We Could Soon Watch A Black Hole In Action, Gobbling Up Matter In Real Time

The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black hole. But they've got bigger ambitions.
Related topics: Telescopes, Space

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Make Your Own Gravitational Waves With 'blackholes@home'

Scientists want your help studying black holes — and you can do it from your own home!

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Four Questions: Here There Be Monsters

On April 10, the world got to see the first image taken of a black hole in space, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists including a substantial team at the University of Arizona.
Related topics: Space, Telescopes, Astrophysics

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First Black Hole Photo Confirms Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity

Black holes are long-time superstars of science fiction. But their Hollywood fame is a little strange given that no-one has ever actually seen one – at least, until now. If you needed to see to believe, then thank the Event Horizon Telescope...
Related topics: Science Photos, Albert Einstein, Relativity, Telescopes, Space

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Physicists Think You Could Be Rescued From A Black Hole — But Don't Risk It

Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes linking special black holes that probably don't exist.
Related topics: Physics

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Ligo Is Up And Running Again And Already Spotted Two Possible Black Hole Mergers

Within two weeks of beginning its third observation period, the LIGO project has spotted the gravitational-wave signatures of what could be another two black hole mergers.

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The Hunt For Colliding Black Holes Is On, And You Can Help

The hunt for gravitational waves is heating up. The LIGO observatory has seen evidence of two pairs of colliding black holes, and a new project invites the public to contribute their computer's processing power to search for more. The post The hunt...

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After Math: Eat Your Heart Out, Soundgarden

From the first direct images of a black hole and a nearly-successful private moon landing to self-healing exosuits and self-retrieving rockets, read on for the top stories from what's been a stellar week for space science!
Related topics: Mathematics, Moon, Space

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Diy Gravitational Waves With 'blackholes@home'

Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help.

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3 Huge Questions The Black Hole Image Didn't Answer

Almost nothing in the black hole image surprised astrophysicists. These are the three biggest mysteries it left unsolved, and two questions it did answer.
Related topics: Astrophysics

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Space Photos Of The Week: Black Holes And Jellyfish Rainbows

Space Photos of the Week: Black Holes and Jellyfish Rainbows
Related topics: Science Photos

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So Now We’re Trolling The Black Hole Picture Lady?

It’s been an exciting week for science, hasn’t it? The second Falcon Heavy launch went off without a hitch and Israel came very close to landing a probe on the moon. The cherry on the cake might have been the publication of the first...
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Youtube's Algorithm Is Under Fire For Boosting A Sexist Conspiracy Theory About Black-hole...

Katie Bouman, who helped capture the first image of a black hole, has become the target of misogynistic conspiracy theories online. As news spread of Bouman's work on developing an algorithm for the Event Horizon Telescope team, some people on...
Related topics: Youtube, Algorithms, Conspiracy Theories, Telescopes, Space

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Astronomer Slams Sexists Trying To Tear Down Black Hole Researcher's Rep

Misogynists sniping at Caltech's Kate Bouman get an earful In response to the scientific community's celebration of the publication on Wednesday of the first picture of a black hole, internet trolls painted an even darker portrait of misogyny...
Related topics: Space

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So, We've Seen The First-ever Photo Of A Black Hole. What Happens Now?

Is the adventure over? No, far from it: "The researchers who captured the first-ever images of a black hole don't plan to rest on their laurels."        
Related topics: Science Photos

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So, We've Seen The First-ever Photo Of A Black Hole. What Happens Now?

Is the adventure over? No, far from it: "The researchers who captured the first-ever images of a black hole don't plan to rest on their laurels."        
Related topics: Science Photos

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Black Holes Are Awesome. Why Are Their Names Usually So Boring?

A black hole was recently the first to be captured in a close-up image, and in another first, it received a name that's a lot more interesting than the ones that usually identify black holes.

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They Say There's A Black Hole Out In Space, But What About The Black Hole Of Your Mind?

1) If this is the worst problem brilliant young women face, hallelujah 2) Several people have pointed out the comment comes from a woman. Yet here's this tweet a day last, unchanged https://t.co/GQlC0W1NBN— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63)...

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The Internet’s Idiots Are Already Trying To Discredit Katie Bouman’s Historic Accomplishments

In years to come, April 10 will be remembered as a historic day for humankind, science, and women in STEM. On this day, the first ever image of a celestial phenomenon was published — a black hole — largely thanks to the algorithms created by...
Related topics: Algorithms

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