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Incredible animation shows just how big supermassive black holes can get  Business Insider

Black holes are some of the most violent objects in the universe. And the bigger they get the more powerful they are. Here's how big they really are.

A black hole in a distant galaxy has been eating a star? for more than a *decade*!  SYFY WIRE

A burst of X-rays from a distant galaxy marks where a massive black hole is tearing a star apart. This event has been unfolding since 2005.

Everything you need to know about black holes  The Week Magazine

The universe is actually filled with these bizarre objects. What do we know about them? Here's everything you need to know: How did we know black holes exist ...

Much of the universe's gold may come from spinning stars collapsing into black holes  Science News

Spinning stars that collapse into black holes could help explain the origins of heavy elements such as gold and silver.

*Something* is blasting ?cosmic bullet holes? through our galaxy  ZME Science

We don't know what it is. We don't even know if it's made of regular matter ? but we do know that something blasted a series of holes through some stars in the ...

Black holes provide glimpse into past, present and future of entire universe  PennLive.com

Some observers felt underwhelmed last week when a specially designed telescope captured human's first-ever picture of a black hole. The lack of enthusiasm ...

Talking Black Holes with Astrophysicist Katie Mack  Scientific American

On the heels of the recent announcement by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration of the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole, I interviewed ...

M87 black hole picture weighs in on black hole mass estimates  Science News

The first image of M87's black hole suggests it is 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun ? close to what was expected based on how stars move around it.

You saw the 1st photo of a black hole? Now see its home galaxy  EarthSky

The 1st-ever photo of a giant black hole made headlines earlier this month. Now see some beautiful images of M87, the great galaxy that it calls home, located ...

A Star in the Big Dipper Is an Alien Invader  Space.com

A star in the Big Dipper is an intergalactic alien, according to clues in its chemical fingerprints. The star's unusual chemistry is unlike that of all known stars in the ...

Cosmology: Uncovering the Story of the Universe  Live Science

Cosmology draws on many branches of physics to study the universe's history. And what it's found has forever changed how we understand our position in the ...

Early galaxies shone brighter and hotter than expected  Astronomy Magazine

Our universe's first galaxies shone hotter and brighter than scientists thought, according to a group of astronomers who tapped a whopping 400 hours of ...

One of Stephen Hawking's Most Famous Theories About Black Holes Just Suffered a Huge Blow  Live Science

A search through the Andromeda galaxy for tiny, ancient black holes finds none, striking a stinging blow to Stephen Hawking's theory of dark matter.

New Clues About How Ancient Galaxies Lit up the Universe  Jet Propulsion Laboratory

An ambitious new study using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows that ancient galaxies were brighter than scientists anticipated and that their light may ...

How Will the Universe End?  Live Science

Here are the possible ways that the universe could meet its maker.

Bright, Ancient Galaxies Shed Light on Early Universe  Interesting Engineering

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has shed new light on the mystery of the Epoch of Reionization, the era in the early universe where the universe went from an ...

Advanced Civilizations Could be Communicating with Neutrino Beams. Transmitted by Clouds of Satellites Around Neutron Stars or Black Holes  Universe Today

In 1960, famed theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson made a radical proposal. In a paper titled ?Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation? he ...

First-Ever Image of a Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Burst Shows Light Exploding Out of a Thundercloud in Asia  Live Science

Researchers just created the world's first image of a terrestrial gamma-ray burst, one of the most mysterious and energetic events on Earth.

From the Farside ??Ripples in Spacetime Created By Wormholes Leading to Another Universe?  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

In June of 2018 we posted that a team of physicists explored the possibility that the black holes we 'observe' in nature are no such thing, but rather some type of ...

What the END OF TIME will look like ? amazing footage shows death of EVERYTHING  Express.co.uk

THE fate of the Universe is inescapable and one day everything in it will completely cease to exist. Not just empty space but the complete end of existence, ...

100 years on: the pictures that changed our view of the universe  The Guardian

Arthur Eddington's photographs of the 1919 solar eclipse proved Einstein right and ushered in a century where gravity was king. Robin McKie. Sun 12 May 2019 ...

What Is a Black Hole? ? Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System  NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery

A black hole is a dense, compact object whose gravitational pull is so strong that ? within a certain distance of it ? nothing can escape, not even light.

LIGO is on the lookout for these 8 sources of gravitational waves  Science News

Gravitational wave hunters are on a cosmic scavenger hunt. Here's what they're hoping to find.

Operated Here in Pasadena, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Mines New Clues About How Ancient Galaxies Lit up the Universe | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com  Pasadena Now

Operated and managed here in Pasadena by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the universe's earliest galaxies ...

What Is a Black Hole? Here's Our Guide for Earthlings  The New York Times

Welcome, earthlings, to the place of no return: a region in space where the gravitational pull is so strong, not even light can escape it. This is a black hole.

The hunt for dark matter?the missing ingredient without which our universe would not exist  Prospect

Without dark matter there would be no galaxies, stars or planets. But physicists are yet to find direct proof of its existence. So where is it?

May Astronomical Highlight: A Gala of Galaxies  Sierra Magazine

In April, astronomers made headlines with the news that they had, for the first time ever, captured an image of a black hole. Several billion times more massive ...

27 high-paying jobs perfect for people who don't want to sit at a desk  CNBC

If your worst fear involves fluorescent lights, a cubicle, and a stack of documents to be filled out ? don't worry. You don't have to sacrifice a comfortable salary ...

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

This artist's concept shows the most distant quasar and the most distant supermassive black hole powering it. At a redshift of 7.54, ULAS J1342+0928 ...

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 ...

Explainer: What are black holes?  Science News for Students

A black hole isn't truly a hole. It's quite the opposite. A black hole is a place in space containing an enormous amount of mass packed very tightly together.

Black hole in vertigo  Alamogordo Daily News

Strictly speaking, the image still does not really show the black hole itself ? which remains dark.

New Research Solves Key Mystery in the Birth of Massive Black Holes  SciTechDaily

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 been: why ...

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.

5 Uncommon Facts About Black Holes  Now. Powered by Northrop Grumman.

Here are five uncommon facts about black holes, which are among the most mysterious space discoveries.

?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 ...

Early Universe a Nursery for Supermassive Black Holes, New Research shows  Interesting Engineering

It has been one of the great mysteries in science that when the Universe was in its infancy, massive black holes formed from the primordial gases instead of stars ...

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 ...

Scientists Locate Neutron Star Collision That Could Have Created Our Solar System's Plutonium  Gizmodo

In 2017, observatories around the world observed a high-energy collision between a pair of dense objects, each slightly more massive than the Sun but only the ...

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 ...

Fast radio bursts: We?re finally decoding messages from deep space  New Scientist

Strange signals from space called fast radio bursts have confused astronomers for years. A new wave of observations looks set to solve the mystery.

A Newborn Monster Black Hole May Get the Boot When Its Parent Galaxies Collide  Space.com

When galaxies merge, the supermassive black holes at their hearts merge as well. Sometimes, the enormous objects can come together with such force that ...

Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes at the edge of the universe  CNET

A team of international astronomers have been hunting for ancient, supermassive black holes -- and they've hit the mother lode, discovering 83 previously ...

Simulation upends ideas about massive black hole births  Futurity: Research News

New research offers new clues to the formation of massive black holes, which may be more common than first thought.

Astronomers Have Detected 83 Black Holes in The Early Universe, Challenging Cosmology  ScienceAlert

Astronomers have just found 83 quasars, powered by supermassive black holes and dating back to the infancy of the Universe, when it was less than 10 percent ...

Could Dark Matter Be Black Holes?  SkyandTelescope.com

Astronomers are reconsidering primordial black holes as an answer to the invisible matter mystery, but recent observations disfavor at least some sizes of black ...

Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe  Phys.org

Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, from a ...

Eighty-three supermassive black holes found in the distant universe  UPI News

March 13 (UPI) -- Astronomers have discovered 83 new supermassive black holes in the distant universe, or early universe, representing a time when the ...

Now We Know That Dark Matter Isn?t Primordial Black Holes  Universe Today

For over fifty years, scientists have theorized that roughly 85% of matter in the Universe's is made up of a mysterious, invisible mass. Since then, multiple ...

83 Gargantuan Black Holes Spotted Guzzling Down Dinner at the Edge of the Universe  Live Science

Astronomers have discovered 83 supermassive black holes birthed by the universe in its infancy. More precisely, the researchers have detected quasars, ...

?Dark Danger? ?Existence of Supermassive Black Holes Roaming the Milky Way (Weekend Feature)  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

Astronomers are beginning to understand what happens when black holes get the urge to roam through the Milky Way. Typically, a supermassive black hole ...

?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 ...

Living Near a Supermassive Black Hole  Scientific American

We have known since the 1990s that planets exist around pulsars, which are extraordinarily dense objects born out of the violent explosions of stars.

?Big Bang Quasars? ?Colossal Unknown Black Holes Detected at Dawn of the Cosmos  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

The Hubble Space Telescope captured the brightest quasar in the Early Universe shown above. Less than a billion years after the Big Bang a monster black ...

This Massive Black Hole Is Mysteriously Quiet, And Astronomers Don't Know Why  Forbes

Galactic mergers should push gas and dust into the centers of galaxies. So why are these two so quiet?

?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 ...

Revealing the black hole at the heart of the galaxy  Phys.org

Including the powerful ALMA into an array of telescopes for the first time, astronomers have found that the emission from the supermassive black hole Sagittarius ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Maybe you really can use black holes to travel the universe  Astronomy Magazine

One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. That fantasy may be closer to ...

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 ...

?Hidden Signals? ?The Next Big Discovery About Our Cosmos  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy the researchers discovered ...

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 ...

Dark matter is not made up of tiny black holes  Science Daily

An international team of researchers has put a theory speculated by the late Stephen Hawking to its most rigorous test to date, and their results have ruled out ...

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.

Ask Ethan: When Do Black Holes Become Unstable?  Forbes

The simulated decay of a black hole not only results in the emission of radiation, but the decay of the central orbiting mass that keeps most objects stable.

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 ...

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.

4 things we'll learn from the first closeup image of a black hole  Science News

Scientists are gearing up to release the first image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Here's what they hope to find out.

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.

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

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 ...

Watch: Black holes may finally be ready for their close-up  Bangor Daily News

Everyone is expecting and hoping to see the first direct image of a black hole.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily ...

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.

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 ...

Halo Drive: Lasers and Black Holes Could Launch Spaceships to Near Light Speed  Space.com

Future spaceships could use black holes as powerful launch pads to explore the stars.

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 ...

New Theory: Vast, Ancient Black Holes Formed Because of Dark Matter  Futurism

New research suggests that supermassive black holes formed in halos of dark matter that serve as "gravitational glue" for galaxies.

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.

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 ...

The Biggest Myth About Black Holes  Forbes

Despite what you may have heard, they don't suck anything in at all.

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.

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 ...

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.

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

Five different simulations in general relativity, using a magnetohydrodynamic model of the black hole's accretion disk, and how the radio signal will look as a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gravitational waves helping to expose black holes, dark matter and theoretical particles  Phys.Org

Gravitational waves ? the invisible ripples in the fabric of space predicted by Albert Einstein ? are opening up a new era of astronomy that is allowing scientists to ...

Ask Ethan: How Do Black Holes Actually Evaporate?  Forbes

Despite what Hawking told you, it really isn't about particle-antiparticle pairs at all.

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 ...

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 ...

Stars, Mars and Dark Matter: The Biggest Space Discoveries of 2018  Now. Powered by Northrop Grumman.

New space discoveries in 2018 helped scientists understand some of the mysteries of our ever-expanding universe. Astronomers witnessed the death of a star ...

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.

We Might Be About to See the First Ever Photo of a Black Hole  Popular Mechanics

Next week, a collection of countries around the world are going to make a big announcement, and no one is sure exactly what it's going to be. However, there ...

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 ...

Scientists Rule Out Hawking Theory for Source of Dark Matter  Popular Mechanics

A group of scientists have disproved Stephen Hawking's proposed explanation for mysterious dark matter.

Something Is Not Quite Right In the Universe, Ultraprecise New Measurement Reveals  Live Science

Something isn't quite right in the universe. At least based on everything physicists know so far. Stars, galaxies, black holes and all the other celestial objects are ...

Supermassive black holes sometimes go on feeding frenzies?here's how they know it's time for dinner  Popular Science

About 10 percent of all supermassive black holes we can observe seem to be, at any given time, actively accreting matter?feeding on cosmic gas from their ...

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 ...

The Double Life of Black Holes  Quanta Magazine

Perfect black holes are versatile mathematical tools. Just don't mistake them for the real thing.