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A team of astronomers has discovered a novel way to “weigh” supermassive black holes at the centres of…
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…
Galaxy Containing Three Supermassive Black Holes at the Center Found by Astronomers

November 26, 2019

NGC 6240 is a puzzle to astronomers. For a long time, astronomers thought the galaxy is a result…
NASA’s Fermi, Swift Missions Enable a New Era in Gamma-ray Science

November 21, 2019

A pair of distant explosions discovered by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory have…
A Weakened Black Hole Allows Its Galaxy to Awaken

November 19, 2019

The Phoenix galaxy cluster contains the first confirmed supermassive black hole that is unable to prevent large numbers…
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…
How to spot a wormhole (if they exist)

October 28, 2019

A new study outlines a method for detecting a speculative phenomenon that has long captured the imagination of…
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…
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…
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…
Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Detected, Almost too Massive to Exist

September 23, 2019

Astronomers using the GBT have discovered the most massive neutron star. These stars are almost completely made up…
A long time ago, galaxies far, far away

August 12, 2019

Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a…
A Monster Black Hole has been Found with 40 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun

August 12, 2019

If contemplating the vast size of astronomical objects makes you feel rather puny and insignificant, then this new…
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…
Einstein’s general relativity theory is questioned but still stands “for now,” team reports

July 26, 2019

Detailed UCLA-led analysis of a star’s orbit near supermassive black hole gives a look into how gravity behaves.…
Scientists spot two supermassive black holes on collision course with each other

July 11, 2019

Each black hole’s mass is more than 800 million times that of our sun. As the two gradually…
Cold quasars could rewrite our understanding of a galaxy’s lifecycle

June 14, 2019

Astronomers have discovered a new class of “cold quasars” that could change our perception of how galaxies mature.…
Magnetic Field May Be Keeping Milky Way’s Black Hole Quiet

June 12, 2019

Supermassive black holes exist at the center of most galaxies, and our Milky Way is no exception. But…
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…
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…
Old black holes in a young universe

April 18, 2019

An international team of astronomers discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe when…
Astronomers capture first image of a black hole

April 16, 2019

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was…
Chandra and the Event Horizon Telescope

April 11, 2019

There are a lot of clichés that get thrown around when talking about big scientific discoveries. Words like…
Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe

March 18, 2019

“It is remarkable that such massive dense objects were able to form so soon after the Big Bang,”…
Storm Rages in Cosmic Teacup

March 15, 2019

Fancy a cup of cosmic tea? This one isn’t as calming as the ones on Earth. In a…
Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?

February 15, 2019

New results from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped solve the Universe’s “missing mass” problem, as reported…
Bubble Blowing Black Hole Jet’s Impact on Galactic Evolution

February 7, 2019

Astronomers using adaptive optics on the 8-meter Gemini North telescope have resolved, for the first time in near-infrared…
A New Kind of Black Hole Activity

February 5, 2019

Astrophysicist Andy Howell, an adjunct faculty member in the physics department at UC Santa Barbara and a staff…
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