Black Holes

Has A Black Hole In A Lab Confirmed Hawking Radiation?

Stephen Hawking predicted virtual particles splitting in two from the gravitational pull of black holes. Black holes, he also said, would eventually evaporate due to the absorption of negatively charged virtual particles. A scientist has built a...
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Astronomers Need A (steady) Hand Tracing Spiral Galaxies To Find Black Holes

A citizen-science project is asking people to trace spiral galaxies to help astronomers find intermediate-mass black holes.
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Are We Living Inside A Black Hole?

Our universe may be inside a black hole existing in a ‘parent universe,’ says physicist Nikodem Poplawski.       
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New Space Telescope Will Map The Universe In High-energy X-rays

A German–Russian mission called SRG will detect millions of supermassive black holes, many new to science, and hundreds of thousands of stars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stepping Up The Search For Intermediate-mass Black Holes

Astronomers think the galaxy NGC1313 may be home to an intermediate-mass black hole. Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA) (Inside Science) -- If you have a computer and a few spare moments, you can help search the cosmos for an elusive breed of black...
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Magnetic Fields May Muzzle Milky Way's Monster Black Hole

The mysteriously quiet behavior of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole may be influenced by magnetic field lines.
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This Tiny Galaxy Has A Pretty Big Black Hole

A dwarf galaxy has an unusually large black hole.
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Researchers Reveal Secret Of Supermassive Black Holes

Galactic winds are believed to have a major impact on how mysterious black holes affect the development of galaxies around them, but scientists are as yet baffled by how exactly this powerful phenomena occurs.
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Scientists Discover Why Our Galaxy’s Black Hole Is So Quiet

NASA’s SOFIA project is looking at what makes black holes active versus quiet, which has revealed why the Milky Way’s black hole is so docile.       
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Astronomers Measure Tiny Black Hole In Nearby Dwarf Galaxy

A small black hole in a nearby dwarf galaxy is 40 times smaller than previously thought.
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White Holes: Black Holes' Neglected Twins

You've heard of black holes, but what about their inverted twins?

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Groundbreaking Image Shows Our Closest Black Hole’s Feasting Grounds

A groundbreaking image of the swirling maelstrom of gases around the closest supermassive black hole to Earth has been released, with astronomers hoping it could help unlock some of the secrets of how they feast on materials in space. While...
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Cool Gas Circles The Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

A new study reveals surprising new details about our galaxy’s shadowy core -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Black Hole Simulation Solves A Mystery About Their Accretion Disks

A new study by an international team of astrophysicists have validated an age-old theory about how accretion disks behave. The post Black hole simulation solves a mystery about their accretion disks appeared first on Universe Today.
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Detection Of Powerful Winds Driven By A Supermassive Black Hole From La Palma

The supermassive black holes in the centres of many galaxies seem to have a major influence on their evolution. This happens during a phase in which the black hole is consuming the material of the galaxy in which it resides at a very high rate,...
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Astronomers Discover Massive Ring Of Gas Circling Our Black Hole

The center of the Milky Way galaxy is somewhere you wouldn't want to be. We have it pretty easy here on Earth, orbiting our star and staying out of everyone's way, but deep within the heart of our galaxy, a monster lurks. It's a supermassive black...
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What Is The Black Hole Information Paradox?

The universe really likes its information — but black holes pose a huge paradox physicists can't yet solve.
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‘best Ever’ Simulation Solves 40-year Black Hole Mystery

Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most detailed simulation of a black hole yet, solving a mystery dating back more than four decades over how the star-devouring monsters consume matter. Coming fresh on the heels of the first ever photo of one of...
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Cool, Nebulous Ring Around Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

New observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
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Physicists Create Stable, Strongly Magnetized Plasma Jet In Laboratory

A team of scientists has for the first time created a particular form of coherent and magnetized plasma jet that could deepen the understanding of the workings of much larger jets that stream from newborn stars and possibly black holes.
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