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Supermassive Black Holes Likely Born in 'Halos' of Dark Matter  Space.com

Most supermassive black holes got their start in fast-growing "halos" of dark matter, the mysterious stuff that makes up most of the material universe, a new study ...

Astronomers reveal vast new map of the universe, showing hundreds of thousands of unknown galaxies  The Independent

Astronomers have revealed a vast map of the sky that shows hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies ? and accounts for just a tiny percentage of ...

In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright  Tech Explorist

In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion universe, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour encompassing material. These two beasts.

NASA: Birth of Massive Black Holes in the Early Universe Revealed |  SpaceCoastDaily.com

(NASA) ? When the universe was still a baby ? less than 1 billion years old ? some of its stars turned into monster black holes. A key mystery in astronomy has ...

What Was It Like When Dark Energy First Took Over The Universe?  Forbes

When we look out at the ultra-distant Universe, billion of light-years away, we're seeing it as it was in the distant past as well. At those earlier times, the Universe ...

Early Universe's Massive Black Holes Born in Rapidly-Growing Dark Matter Halos: Study | Astronomy  Sci-News.com

A new simulation-based study, published in the journal Nature, suggests that massive black holes thrive when galaxies form very quickly.

Priyamvada Natarajan Maps the Invisible Universe  Quanta Magazine

Priyamvada Natarajan has pioneered the mapping and modeling of the universe's invisible contents, especially dark matter and supermassive black holes.

From the Farside ??The Milky Way Could Be a Huge Spacetime Wormhole?  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

?If we combine the map of the dark matter in the Milky Way with the most recent Big Bang model to explain the universe and we hypothesize the existence of ...

A Yale astrophysicist's prediction comes to pass ? 20 years later  Yale News

The heavens delivered a bit of scientific vindication to Yale professor of astronomy and physics Priyamvada Natarajan recently, when her 20-year-old theory ...

What Was It Like When The First Supermassive Black Holes Formed?  Forbes

These cosmic behemoths were enormous from very early times. Here's how they came to be.

Astronomers would possibly quickly get extra glimpses into the early universe  Infosurhoy

Gravitational lensing can brighten faraway objects, offering a peek at the distant, dim cosmos. quasar. For decades, scientists have been on the hunt for brilliant ...

Primeval Black Holes Could Reveal How the Universe Formed  Live Science

Primordial black holes that formed early in the universe's history could shed light on how exactly the universe formed.

NASA Accidentally Discovers Giant Black Holes  Advanced Imaging Pro

A powerful NASA telescope has found not one, but ten supermassive black holes. And it did so on accident! Trace explains what exactly black holes are and why ...

Galaxy Punches Through Neighbor to Spawn Giant Ring of Black Holes  Space.com

New observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory reveal a very bright source of X-rays that is likely powered by either a ring of stellar-mass black holes ...

Formation of massive black holes in rapidly growing pre-galactic gas clouds  Nature.com

The origin of the supermassive black holes that inhabit the centres of massive galaxies remains unclear. Direct-collapse black holes?remnants of supermassive ...

?Far Larger? ?Galaxies Threatened by Extreme Rule-Defying Black Holes  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

Galaxies are not necessarily safe from celestial, ultramassive behemoths lurking at their centers: ?We have discovered black holes that are far larger and way ...

Supermassive Black Holes Collide in First-Ever Views of Galactic Merger Final Stages  Space.com

For the first time, astronomers have observed the final stages of galactic mergers, peering through thick walls of gas and dust to see pairs of supermassive black ...

This Is How We Will Successfully Image A Black Hole's Event Horizon  Forbes

As the Event Horizon Telescope prepares to release its first results, we can expect not just one, but two black hole images.

Five Surprising Truths About Black Holes From LIGO  Forbes

With a total of 10 black holes detected, what we've learned about the Universe is truly amazing.

Supermassive black holes and supercomputers  Science Daily

The universe's deep past is beyond the reach of even the mighty Hubble Space Telescope. But a new review explains how creation of the first stars and galaxies ...

How We Discovered the Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy  Astronomy Magazine

On Thursday, astronomers announced the first observations of the effect of a black hole's gravitational redshift ? light coming from a star in the gravitational field ...

What Happens When Planets, Stars And Black Holes Collide?  Forbes

Space may be enormous, but collisions are inevitable. Here's what happens when they occur.

5 Things We Still Don't Know About Black Holes (And 2 We Do) After LIGO  Forbes

With a new data run coming in 2019 at unprecedented sensitivity, we might finally get our answers.

?One of the Last Great Mysteries? ?Which Came First? Galaxies or Supermassive Black Holes  The Daily Galaxy

?This is one of the last great mysteries of the early universe,? said Kirk S. S. Barrow with Georgia Tech's School of Physics. ?We hope this study provides a good ...

Ask Ethan: When Do Black Holes Become Unstable?  Forbes

The densest objects in the Universe are also the most difficult to destroy. But eventually, destruction always prevails.

Are Supermassive Black Holes Going to Eat the Universe?  Live Science

The largest black holes grow faster than their galaxies, according to new research. Two studies from separate groups of researchers find that so-called ...

Looking back in time to watch for a different kind of black hole  Science Daily

A simulation has suggested what astronomers should look for if they search the skies for a direct collapse black hole in its early stages.

Mysterious Medium-Size Black Holes May Lurk at the Centers of Small Galaxies  Space.com

The hearts of small galaxies may hide a mysterious kind of black hole that has long proved elusive: medium-size black holes with masses between the mass of a ...

Middleweight Black Holes Provide Window to Early Universe  Sky & Telescope

How does the universe make supermassive black holes? Two studies discovered dozens of middling-mass black holes in dwarf galaxies to fuel an ongoing ...

New Research Reveals How Galaxies Stay Hot and Bothered  Universe Today

How do galaxies stay warm despite losing tons of heat all the time? It has something to do with giant black holes, but the physics is...ugly.

About That Monstrous Black Hole We?re All Orbiting  The Atlantic

Contrary to what its name suggests, the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is not an empty void. It's a piece of space that weighs as much as ...

2019's Science Breakthrough Of The Year Will Show Us A Black Hole's Event Horizon  Forbes

It will be the most extreme test of Einstein's General Relativity ever. And we already have the data.

Two Spiral Galaxies Collided, Creating Ring of Black Holes and Neutron Stars  National Geographic

This stunning loop littered with black holes offers a better understanding of what happens when galaxies like ours have accidents.

?The Galaxy With One Star? ?A Black Hole So Big, So Blindingly Bright That It Blocks the Light of All Stars  The Daily Galaxy

?If this monster was at the center of the Milky Way it would likely make life on Earth impossible with the huge amounts of x-rays emanating from it,? said Christian ...

The Biggest Myth About Black Holes  Forbes

Black holes are some of the strangest, most wondrous objects in all the Universe. With huge amounts of mass concentrated into an extremely small volume, they ...

Where do Supermassive Black Holes Come From?  ScienceBlogs

"Black holes, which have no memory, are said to contain the earliest memories of the universe, and the most recent, too, while at the same time obliterating all ...

Black holes ruled out as universe's missing dark matter: Statistical analysis shows black holes can make up no more than 40 percent of dark matter  Science Daily

If dark matter consists of a plethora of primordial black holes, then their gravitational lensing -- magnifying and brightening distant objects -- should be detectable ...

Does a black hole ever die?  Popular Science

Astronomer Misty Bentz would like you to know that black holes don't suck. ?They're not cosmic vacuum cleaners going around and sucking everything in,? she ...

How Does a Black Hole Form?  Live Science

There's something inherently fascinating about black holes. Maybe it's that they're invisible beasts lurking in space that sometimes rip passing stars in half and ...

Do Big Black Holes Wander the Galaxy?  Sky & Telescope

New simulation work suggests that galaxies like the Milky Way could be home to a dozen supermassive black holes. A gigantic black hole sits at the dead center ...

We may soon be able to see the first supergiant stars in the universe  Phys.Org

We need to talk about the dark ages. No, not those dark ages after the fall of the western Roman Empire. The cosmological dark ages. The time in our universe, ...

Meet The Universe's First-Ever Supermassive Binary Black Holes  Forbes

Illustration of two black holes merging, of comparable mass to what LIGO first saw. At the centers of some galaxies, supermassive binary black holes may exist, ...

Was the Universe born with Black Holes?  ScienceBlogs

"Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns." -Bryant H. McGill One of the most remarkable consequences of the Big Bang is that the Universe as ...

The Brightest Galaxy In The Universe Is Surprisingly Young And Tiny  Forbes

The giant elliptical galaxy at the center of galaxy cluster Abell S1063 is much larger and more luminous than the Milky Way is, but many other galaxies, even ...

Discovery of Hotspots Circling Milky Way Black Hole Has Astronomers Excited  Space.com

The discovery of wobbling "hotspots" circling the drain of a massive black hole offers exciting new evidence for the behemoth that lies at our galaxy's center ...

What is a black hole?  NBC News

Black holes are the dark remnants of collapsed stars, regions of space cut off from the rest of the universe. If something falls into a black hole, it can never come ...

Gas and Dust Seen Swirling Around our Galaxy?s Supermassive Black Hole  Universe Today

A team using ALMA has observed gas and dust cloudlets near the super massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. How did they form?

Black holes, galactic fountains and a Big Bang star: This week in space  CNN

An intergalactic fountain, merging black holes, the death of a galaxy and other space news from this week.

Evidence for Thousands of Black Holes Buzzing Around the Center of the Milky Way  Universe Today

Since the 1970s, astronomers have understood that a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) resides at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Located about 26,000 ...

Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way May Be One of Thousands  Now. Powered by Northrop Grumman.

In his book ?A Brief History of Time,? the late cosmologist Stephen Hawking included a now-famous bit of speculation about how a fictional astronaut would get ...

Will we ever see a black hole?  ScienceNordic

Of all the forces in physics there is one that we still do not understand at all: Gravity.

Trolling the Monster in the Heart of the Milky Way  The New York Times

Something very large and dark occupies the center of our galaxy, and new data suggest that it is indeed a black hole.

Thousands of black holes form disks in the centers of galaxies  Astronomy Magazine

The region around a galaxy's supermassive black hole may harbor thousands of stellar-sized black holes, orbiting in a disk.

Mysterious Midsize Black Holes Lurk at the Hearts of Tiny Galaxies  Space.com

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory have found evidence that hundreds of possible midsize black holes lurk at the cores of smaller galaxies in ...

The Milky Way's Central Black Hole Is a Hot Spot for Astrophysics  Scientific American

The discovery of wobbling ?hotspots? circling the drain of a massive black hole offers exciting new evidence for the behemoth that lies at our galaxy's ...

Galaxy outskirts likely hunting grounds for dying massive stars and black holes: RIT study finds a new place to look for black-hole collisions and gravitational waves  Science Daily

Findings from a new study provide further evidence that the outskirts of spiral galaxies host massive black holes. These overlooked regions are new places to ...

Why Doesn't The Black Hole In The Middle Of Our Galaxy Consume Everything?  Forbes

Why doesn't the black hole in the middle of the galaxy consume the entire galaxy? This question was originally answered on Quora by Corey S. Powell.

'Ultramassive' black holes discovered in far-off galaxies  Science Daily

Thanks to data collected by NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope on galaxies up to 3.5 billion light years away from Earth, an international team of astrophysicists ...

Thousands of Black Holes May Lurk at the Galaxy's Center  National Geographic

A gaggle of black holes has been found clustered around the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way?and the discovery hints at a much larger population of ...

Merging galaxies fuel mega black holes  EarthSky

It hasn't been easy for astronomers to peer into the cores of merging galaxies. Dust obscures the view. Now, new research has given astronomers a better look.

Cosmologists propose new way to form primordial black holes  Phys.org

What is dark matter? How do supermassive black holes form? Primordial black holes might hold the answer to this longstanding question. Leiden and Chinese ...

Researchers reveal the story of the oldest stars and galaxies, compiled from 20 years of simulating the early universe  Phys.org

The Big Bang has captured our imagination like no other theory in science: the magnificent, explosive birth of our Universe. But do you know what came next?

The Universe's Fastest-Growing Black Hole Eats Suns Like Ours for Breakfast  Live Science

A newfound black hole is so mighty, it eats suns like ours for breakfast. Well, sort of. According to a new paper published online May 11 in the preprint journal ...

Black holes can't explain dark matter  Astronomy Magazine

A new study shows the universe's mysterious missing matter can't be attributed entirely to black holes.

Scientists Have Spotted Some of the Oldest Light in the Universe  Popular Mechanics

Studying a faraway quasar, scientists have encountered some of the oldest light in the universe. Thanks to a powerful telescope on earth and a galaxy acting as ...

Could 2019 be the year we finally make contact with aliens?  The Independent

After scientists discovered a radio signal from billions of light years away, it's possible, says David Barnett. But we're more likely to find microscopic bugs than ...

Astronomers see a black hole eating a star  EarthSky

Astronomers now have the 1st direct image of a black hole ripping apart a star. The star-stuff goes into a disk surrounding the hole, and it's also ejected back to ...

Biggest Black Holes May Grow Faster Than Host Galaxies  Space.com

Some of the most monstrous black holes in the universe are growing faster than their host galaxies, new research suggests. Supermassive black holes are ...

Astronomers may have finally seen a star become a black hole  National Geographic

As dinosaurs stomped across ancient Earth more than 200 million years ago, a massive star was entering its death throes. The resulting cosmic explosion was ...

Impending Galactic Crash Could Rip Open the Black Hole at the Milky Way?s Center  Live Science

The end of the Milky Way as we know it may come a few billion years ahead of schedule. According to a new paper published Jan. 4 in the journal Monthly ...

Hubble's Latest Jaw-Dropper Shows Where The Universe's Stars Come From  Forbes

NASA's 28-year-old workhorse is still lighting up our knowledge and imagination of the Universe.

The Milky Way?s Central Supermassive Black Hole is a Mirage ??It Doesn?t Exist?  The Daily Galaxy

At the center of our Milky Way Galaxy lies a monster black hole, Sagittarius A*, that contains about 4 million times more material than our sun. Yet it's a sleeping ...

Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows  NPR

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is ...

What Happens Inside a Black Hole?  Interesting Engineering

What are black holes? How are they formed? What are they made of? Where do they go? These are some of the common questions people have when thinking ...

Astronomers find far-flung wind from a black hole in the universe's first light  Science News

The detection of black hole winds far from their host galaxy could reveal details of how galaxies and black holes grow up together.

The Black Hole Ultimate Solar System: a Supermassive Black Hole, 9 Stars and 550 Planets  Universe Today

Shortly after Einstein published his Theory of General Relativity in 1915, physicists began to speculate about the existence of black holes. These regions of ...

Aging Voyager 1 spacecraft undermines idea that dark matter is tiny black holes  Science Magazine

Humanity's most far-flung spacecraft, NASA's 41-year-old Voyager 1, has poked a hole in a long-shot theory of dark matter. Some theorists have argued that the ...

Astronomers See the Exact Moment a Supernova Turned into a Black Hole (or Neutron Star)  Universe Today

A team of astronomers think what's called "The Cow" is actually the moment that a supernova collapsed into a black hole or a neutron star.

Sizes matters for black hole formation, but there's something missing in the middle ground  The Conversation AU

Black holes may come in many sizes, but there's still a gap in the middle. The hunt is on to solve the mystery of where are the intermediate size black holes.

Black holes, quasars & supernova: The most astounding phenomenon in outer space  Big Think

Everything you wanted to know about black holes, supernova, and quasars but were afraid to ask.

Supermassive black hole seen eating star for the first ever time  The Independent

Scientists have seen the vast blast thrown out by a black hole eating a star for the first ever time. Researchers have finally watched the formation and expansion ...

Tumultuous galaxy mergers better at switching on black holes  Science Daily

A new study finds that violent crashes may be more effective at activating black holes than more peaceful mergers.

We've found an ancient star that makes the Milky Way look very old  Wired.co.uk

Astronomers have found what might be one of the Universe's oldest stars right on our doorstep, and it's making us rethink how old our galactic neighbourhood is.

This teeny, tiny galaxy is hiding a supermassive black hole  Astronomy Magazine

A small galaxy some 70 million light-years from Earth has been hiding a big secret. This week, astronomers announced they'd found a supermassive black hole ...

How we discovered that supermassive black holes can power enormous 'galactic fountains'  The Conversation - UK

A fountain in a garden pond could shoot a plume of water to roughly three metres in height. By comparison, the famous fountain on Lake Geneva launches a ...

Cosmic Zombies: Black Holes Can Reanimate Dead Stars  Space.com

Close encounters with medium-size black holes can reanimate dead stars, if only momentarily, a new study suggests.

Black Hole Drags Star to Dusty Death  The New York Times

Astronomers thought they saw an exploding star, but in fact it was a star having its guts ripped out by a black hole.

Our Galaxy's Center Might Hold Thousands of Black Holes  Sky & Telescope

A new study has uncovered a dozen stellar-mass black holes within 3 light-years of the supermassive black hole at our galaxy's core ? and these might be just ...

How can we see black holes?  ScienceBlogs

"According to the special theory of relativity nothing can travel faster than light, so that if light cannot escape, nothing else can either. The result would be a black ...

Controversy Continues over Black Holes as Dark Matter  Physics

Following recent gravitational-wave detections, black holes have emerged as a possible, though contentious, dark matter candidate.

Black hole disks may be hiding in the centers of galaxies  Phys.Org

Galactic nuclei are teeming with black holes. Earlier this year, 12 X-ray binaries were discovered at the Milky Way's center which suggested that thousands of ...

Researchers: Many Black Holes in Center of Milky Way Galaxy  Voice of America

Scientists say they found the center of the Milky Way is full of black holes, confirming earlier theories.

Black Holes: The Ultimate Heart of Darkness  Undark Magazine

In "Einstein's Monsters," an astronomer probes the history and significance of one of the universe's most mysterious phenomena.

All of the starlight ever produced by the observable universe measured: The team's measurement, collected from Fermi data, has never been done before  Science Daily

From their laboratories on a rocky planet dwarfed by the vastness of space, scientists have collaborated to measure all of the starlight ever produced throughout ...

Star-Swallowing Black Holes Reveal Secrets in Exotic Light Shows  Quanta Magazine

Black holes occasionally reveal themselves when passing stars get ripped apart by their gravity. These tidal disruption events have created a new way for.

Astronomers watch as black hole drags an exploding star to its death  The Conversation - UK

A team of astronomers captured the moment when a wayward star was pulled into the mouth of a supermassive black hole.

Study Shows There Exist 10000 Black Holes at the Center of Our Galaxy  Interesting Engineering

Black holes where something of a mystery. It's more due to the fact that they do not give away any information about themselves other than absorbing everything ...

Supermassive Black Holes or Their Galaxies? Which Came First?  Universe Today

There's a supermassive black hole at the center of almost every galaxy in the Universe. How did they get there? What's the relationship between these monster ...

Researchers Find Black Hole 'Village' at Center of Milky Way  NOVA

For years, astronomers have predicted that any single supermassive black hole is a goliath nested in the center of a black hole village?but the field has failed to ...

Stars (Including 1 Daredevil) Circle the Milky Way's Monster Black Hole (Time-Lapse)  Space.com

Time-lapse footage from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile captures stars orbiting the black hole at the center of the ...