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Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies

October 14, 2019

Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in…
Growing old together: a sharper look at black holes and their host galaxies

October 2, 2019

Some relationships are written in the stars. That’s definitely the case for supermassive black holes and their host…
UCR astronomers Remington Sexton (left), Christina Manzano-King (center), and Gabriela Canalizo. (UCR/Stan Lim)
Astronomers discover triplet of black holes on collision course

September 30, 2019

Three giant black holes have been spotted within a titanic collision of three galaxies, according to data captured…
New Technique for Estimating the Mass of a Black Hole

September 29, 2019

Black holes are the one the most intriguing and awe-inspiring forces of nature. They are also one of…
Scientists watch a black hole shredding a star

September 27, 2019

A NASA satellite searching space for new planets gave astronomers an unexpected glimpse at a black hole ripping…
NASA Visualization Shows a Black Hole’s Warped World

September 26, 2019

This new visualization of a black hole illustrates how its gravity distorts our view, warping its surroundings as…
Found: Three Black Holes On Collision Course

September 26, 2019

A new study using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes provides the strongest evidence yet…
Black Hole Seeds Missing in Cosmic Garden

September 25, 2019

In the vast garden of the universe, the heaviest black holes grew from seeds. Nourished by the gas…
Let’s Talk About Black Holes

September 25, 2019

Recently, there was a press release about the regular dining habits of a supermassive black hole. Not only…
First Canadian ALMA Large Program to Investigate the Impact of Galaxy Environment on Star Formation

September 19, 2019

The first ever Canadian-led Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) Large Program has been approved for cycle 7. The…
Scientists detect tones in the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time

September 18, 2019

If Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true, then a black hole, born from the cosmically quaking…
Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That is Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours

September 13, 2019

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole (SMBH) with an unusually regular feeding schedule. The behemoth is an…
First ‘Overtones’ Heard in the Ringing of a Black Hole

September 12, 2019

When two black holes collide, they merge into one bigger black hole and ring like a struck bell,…
Towering Balloon-like Features Discovered near Center of the Milky Way

September 12, 2019

An international team of astronomers has discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the center of…
NASA Satellite Spots a Mystery That’s Gone in a Flash

September 5, 2019

Pops of bright blue and green in this image of the Fireworks galaxy (NGC 6946) show the locations…
The Latest Look at “First Light” from Chandra

August 28, 2019

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured many spectacular images of cosmic phenomena over its two decades of operations,…
Revealing the Intimate Lives of MASSIVE Galaxies

August 23, 2019

Every galaxy has a story, and every galaxy has been many others in the past (unlike for humans,…
Evidence found for cloaked black hole in early universe

August 16, 2019

A group of astronomers, including Penn State scientists, has announced the likely discovery of a highly obscured black…
Repeating outflows of hot wind found close to black hole

August 12, 2019

An international team of astrophysicists from Southampton, Oxford and South Africa have detected a very hot, dense outflowing…
Cloaked Black Hole Discovered in Early Universe Using NASA’s Chandra

August 9, 2019

Astronomers have discovered evidence for the farthest “cloaked” black hole found to date, using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.…
ALMA Dives into Black Hole’s ‘Sphere of Influence’

August 8, 2019

Capturing Orbital Motion around a Black Hole in Unprecedented Clarity What happens inside a black hole stays inside…
Milky Way’s central black hole puts Einstein’s theories to the test

July 26, 2019

University of California astronomers have tested Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity in the crucible of the monstrous black…
NASA’s Fermi Mission Reveals its Highest-energy Gamma-ray Bursts

June 14, 2019

For 10 years, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe’s…
Cool, Nebulous Ring Found Around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

June 7, 2019

Astrophysicists have discovered what appears to be a disk of cool gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole…
Supercomputer Simulations Show Black Holes and Their Magnetic Bubbles

May 13, 2019

When the Event Horizon Telescope team released the first picture ever taken of a black hole in mid-April, the general…
Have scientists observed a black hole swallowing a neutron star?

May 7, 2019

Within weeks of switching their machines back on to scour the sky for more sources of gravitational waves,…
Astronomers find wobbling black hole spewing plasma-jet clouds into space

April 30, 2019

Almost 8,000 light-years from Earth, swinging jets shoot out at nearly the speed of light from around a…
Peeling back the darkness of M87

April 29, 2019

A team of researchers from around the world revealed an image that many believed impossible to produce: a portrait of…
The Giant Galaxy Around the Giant Black Hole

April 27, 2019

On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole’s event horizon, the…
The Giant In Our Backyard

April 24, 2019

Synopsis: Recently, a collection of radio observatories combined to form the GMVA, a powerful tool that probed the…
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