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Giant Magnetic Ropes in a Galaxy’s Halo

November 27, 2019

This image of the “Whale Galaxy” (NGC 4631), made with the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very…
There Could be Planets Orbiting Around Supermassive Black Holes

November 27, 2019

Perhaps the greatest discovery to come from the “Golden Age of General Relativity” (ca. 1960 to 1975) was…
In a First, Astronomers Find Three Supermassive Black Holes near the Centre of a Single Galaxy

November 26, 2019

The extensively studied galaxy NGC 6240 – located about 300 million light-years away from Earth – was previously…
Observing a “Cosmic Symphony” Using Gravitational Wave Astronomy

November 20, 2019

Shrouded in mystery since their discovery, the phenomenon of black holes continues to be one of the most…
Runaway star was ejected from the “heart of darkness”

November 15, 2019

A star traveling at ultrafast speeds after being ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart of…
Scientists may just have discovered a new class of black holes

November 6, 2019

Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe – so important that…
Lowest Mass Black Hole has Been Found, only 3.3 Times the Mass of the Sun

November 4, 2019

Black holes are one of the most awesome and mysterious forces of nature. At the same time, they…
The Black Hole at the Centre of our Galaxy might Theoretically be a Wormhole

October 28, 2019

Even though a direct test of whether the black hole allegedly located at the centre of the Milky…
Violent flaring revealed at the heart of a black hole system

October 22, 2019

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Southampton, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a…
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…
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