Black Holes
Automated observing network inaugurated at SOAR telescope  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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... more
Shedding light on black holes  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"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... more
Cloaked Black Hole Found Hidden Behind Gas Cloud in Early Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
A cloaked black hole found lurking behind a cloud of gas dates to the early cosmic years of the universe. more
ALMA Dives into Black Hole’s ‘Sphere of Influence’  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
What happens inside a black hole stays inside a black hole, but what happens inside a black hole's "sphere of... more
Repeating Outflows of Hot Wind Found Close to Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An international team of astrophysicists from Southampton, Oxford and South Africa have detected a very hot,... more
Astronomers Discover Vast Ancient Galaxies, Which Could Shed Light on Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of previously unknown ancient massive... more
Evidence found for cloaked black hole in early universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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... more
ALMA Determines Mass of Supermassive Black Hole in NGC 3258  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have observed the dynamical sphere of influence of... more
Where in the universe can you find a black hole nursery?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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... more
A long time ago, galaxies far, far away  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of previously unknown ancient massive galaxies. This is the first multiple discovery of... more
Vast ancient galaxies discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of previously unknown ancient massive galaxies. This is the first multiple discovery of its kind and such an abundance of this... more
Astronomers discover vast ancient galaxies, which could shed light on dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure trove of previously unknown... more
ALMA dives into black hole's 'sphere of influence'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
What happens inside a black hole stays inside a black hole, but what happens inside a black hole's "sphere of influence"—the innermost region of a galaxy where a black hole's gravity is... more
ALMA dives into black hole's 'sphere of influence'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
ALMA has made the most precise measurements of cold gas swirling around a supermassive black hole -- the cosmic behemoth at the center of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 3258. more
Outbursts of hot wind detected close to black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astrophysicists have detected a very hot, dense outflowing wind close to a black hole at least 25,000 light-years from Earth. more
Repeating outflows of hot wind found close to black hole  nanowerk · 2 weeks
An international team of astrophysicists have detected a very hot, dense outflowing wind close to a black hole at least 25,000 light-years from Earth. more
Repeating outflows of hot wind found close to black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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... more
Ultramassive Black Hole Found in Elliptical Galaxy Holmberg 15A  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have discovered an enormous black hole at the center of Holmberg... more
Einstein's general relativity theory is questioned but still stands for now  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
More than 100 years after Albert Einstein published his iconic theory of general relativity, it's beginning to fray at the edges, said Andrea Ghez, UCLA professor... more
Einstein's general relativity theory is questioned but still stands for now  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
More than 100 years after Albert Einstein published his iconic theory of general relativity, it is beginning to fray at the edges, said Andrea Ghez, UCLA... more
Relativistic redshift of the star S0-2 orbiting the Galactic center supermassive black hole  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
General Relativity predicts that a star passing close to a supermassive black hole should exhibit a relativistic redshift. We test this using... more
How black holes shape galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Data from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has revealed how supermassive black holes shape their host galaxies with powerful winds that sweep away interstellar matter. more
Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Is there life on planets outside our solar system? How did stars and galaxies form in the earliest years of the universe? How do black holes shape galaxies? more
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