Black Holes

Researchers Propose New Holographic Method To Simulate Black Holes With Tabletop Experiment

A research team from Osaka University, Nihon University and Chuo University has proposed a novel theoretical framework whose experiment could be performed in a laboratory to better understand the physics of black holes. This project can shed light...
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Black Hole Holograms

Researchers show how a holographic tabletop experiment can be used to simulate the physics of a black hole. This work may lead the way to a more complete theory of quantum gravity that harmonizes quantum mechanics and relativity.
Related topics: Holograms, Physics, Quantum, Relativity

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Did A Black Hole Swallow A Neutron Star 900 Million Years Ago?

Researchers at LIGO and Virgo may have detected a gravitational-wave signal from the merger between a black hole and neutron star. This would be a major first.
Related topics: Neutron Stars

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The Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy Is Flaring And No One Knows Why

At the heart of our galaxy lies a supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*. Normally this giant monster is relatively docile, but recently it's been a hotbed of unexpected activity, rapidly glowing 75 times brighter than normal.
Related topics: Galaxies, Space

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Mysterious Light Spotted Around Supermassive Black Hole In Centre Of Our Galaxy (video)

The supermassive black hole known as “Sagittarius A*” (or Sgr A*) has been watched by scientists for years. Although this space giant has been relatively calm for a black hole, everything changed recently when it emitted an unprecedented amount...
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Automated Observing Network Inaugurated At Soar Telescope

Supernovae, neutron star mergers, black holes at the center of galaxies, erupting young stars—these are all examples of objects in the night sky that change their brightness over time. In the coming years, astronomers expect to discover millions...
Related topics: Telescopes, Space, Neutron Stars, Galaxies, Scientific Discoveries

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Shedding Light On Black Holes

"Black holes" is one of the most highly searched terms about our universe. There's a fascination with the idea of a region of space having a gravitational pull so strong, nothing can escape its deadly grasp, not even a sliver of light. Well, not...

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Milky Way's Black Hole Just Flared, Growing 75 Times As Bright For A Few Hours

Even though the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a monster, it's still rather quiet. Called Sagittarius A*, it's about 4.6 million times more massive than the sun. Usually, it's a brooding behemoth. But scientists observing Sgr. A* with...
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, Sun

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Lurking Cloaked Black Hole Found Shrouded By Gas Cloud In Early Universe

A team of astronomers were studying several quasars to unlock the secrets of the early universe when they were surprised to discover that one of them, PSO167-13, was mysteriously obscured by gas.
Related topics: Space, Quasars, Scientific Discoveries

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Milky Way’s Black Hole Just Flared, Growing 75 Times As Bright For A Few Hours

Even though the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a monster, it’s still rather quiet. Called Sagittarius A*, it’s about 4.6 million times more massive than our Sun. Usually, it’s a brooding behemoth. But scientists...
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, Sun

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‘unprecedented’: Supermassive Black Hole At Our Galaxy’s Center Just Flashed Like Crazy –...

The huge celestial body is normally relatively dim, which makes a sudden spike in its brightness an outstanding event, astronomers noted.
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Cloaked Black Hole Found Hidden Behind Gas Cloud In Early Universe

A cloaked black hole found lurking behind a cloud of gas dates to the early cosmic years of the universe.

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Scientists Find The Largest Observed Black Hole To Date

Astronomers aren't done with major black hole discoveries this year. The Max Planck Institute's Kianusch Mehrgan and colleagues have found the largest black hole ever observed at the center of Holm 15A, a galaxy about 700 million...
Related topics: Space, Galaxies

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A Monster Black Hole Has Been Found With 40 Billion Times The Mass Of The Sun

If contemplating the vast size of astronomical objects makes you feel rather puny and insignificant, then this new discovery will make you feel positively infinitesimal. It’s almost impossible to imagine an object this large: a super massive...
Related topics: Sun, Scientific Discoveries

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Evidence Found For Cloaked Black Hole In Early Universe

A group of astronomers, including Penn State scientists, has announced the likely discovery of a highly obscured black hole existing only 850 million years after the Big Bang, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This is the first evidence for...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Big Bang, NASA

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The Nairobi Summit – Towards A Watershed Moment

By Dr. Ida Odinga, EGHNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 8 2019 (IPS) In 2019 a female scientist created an algorithm that gave the world the first ever images of a black hole. Working with a team of astronomers, physicists, mathematicians and engineers, a young...
Related topics: Algorithms, Space, Physics, Mathematics

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Hubble Settles An Old Debate About Galaxies With Supermassive Black Holes

Galaxies with central black holes can take various forms depending on the angle at which astronomers see them. (Credit: NASA) Every large galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center. And some of those black holes are actively ejecting huge...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Debate, Galaxies, Space, NASA

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Where In The Universe Can You Find A Black Hole Nursery?

Gravitational wave researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new model that could help astronomers track down the origin of heavy black hole systems in the Universe.
Related topics: Space

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Outbursts Of Hot Wind Detected Close To Black Hole

An international team of astrophysicists from Southampton, Oxford and South Africa have detected a very hot, dense outflowing wind close to a black hole at least 25,000 light-years from Earth.
Related topics: Astrophysics

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Alma Dives Into Black Hole's 'sphere Of Influence'

New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) provide an unprecedented close-up view of a swirling disk of cold interstellar gas rotating around a supermassive black hole.

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