Black Holes
Image: Giant black hole powers cosmic fountain  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Before electrical power became available, water fountains worked by relying on gravity to channel water from a higher elevation to a lower one. This water could then be redirected to shoot out of the... more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  nanowerk · 4 days
Scientists find a new way to explain how a black hole's plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could also prove useful for fusion and accelerator research... more
Astronomers Think They've Figured Out the Raging Swirls of Gas Around Supermassive Black Holes  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Churning, hellish, hot-cold gas storms swirl around our universe's supermassive black holes. But the scientists involved in discovering them would... more
What Is Solar Mass?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
How would you measure the masses of objects as big as stars, galaxies and black holes? With solar mass. And you can thank Sir Isaac Newton for that. more
Astronomers Think They've Figured Out the Raging Swirls of Gas Around Supermassive Black Holes  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Churning, hellish, hot-cold gas storms swirl around our universe's supermassive black holes. But the scientists involved in discovering them would... more
Catalog of cosmic cataclysms helps establish gravitational wave astronomy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
The records of cataclysmic cosmic events, including four black hole observations disclosed for the first time, have been collected into a catalog. Production of the catalog suggests that gravitational wave... more
LIGO and Virgo Announce Four New Detections  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
On Saturday, December 1, scientists attending the Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop in College Park, Maryland, presented new results from the... more
Astronomers find far-flung wind from a black hole in the universe’s first light  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
The detection of black hole winds far from their host galaxy could reveal details of how galaxies and black holes grow up... more
4 Gravitational-Wave Detections Include Largest, Most Distant Black Hole Crash Ever  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Four new gravitational-wave observations mean scientists can start to make broader discoveries about the world around us and the black holes that fill it. more
LIGO and Virgo announce four new gravitational-wave detections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The LIGO and Virgo collaborations have now confidently detected gravitational waves from a total of 10 stellar-mass binary black hole mergers and one merger of neutron stars, which are the dense, spherical... more
Scientists detect biggest known black-hole collision  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of scientists have detected ripples in space and time, known as gravitational waves, from the biggest known black-hole collision that formed a new black hole about 80 times larger than the Sun –... more
Black Hole 'Donuts' are Actually 'Fountains'  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active... more
Black hole 'donuts' are actually 'fountains'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from... more
Black hole 'donuts' are actually 'fountains'  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Based on computer simulations and new observations, researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from the center interacts with infalling gas to... more
Black hole 'donuts' are actually 'fountains'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from... more
Gas clouds whirling around black hole form heart of distant astronomical object  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have concluded that gas clouds rapidly moving around a central black hole form the very heart of the 3C 327 quasar, confirming earlier... more
A Monster Black Hole Powers This Cosmic Fountain a Billion Light-Years Away (Video)  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
A monster black hole acts like a mechanical pump in a cosmic fountain, and researchers speculate that this phenomenon may be common. more
Will we ever see a black hole?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In the shadowy regions of black holes two fundamental theories describing our world collide. Can these problems be resolved and do black holes really exist? First, we may have to see one and scientists... more
Discovery of Hotspots Circling Milky Way Black Hole Has Astronomers Excited  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Last week, astronomers announced the discovery of "hotspots" circling the drain of a massive black hole, proving a decade-old theory that a behemoth lies at the... more
Researchers have created a virtual reality simulation of a supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The black hole at the centre of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, has been visualised in virtual reality for the first time. The details are... more
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