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  1. This Is What We Know About Black Holes In Advance Of The Event Horizon Telescope's First Image  Forbes
  2. The Event Horizon Telescope Is Trying to Take the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole  Space.com
  3. ?An Illusion or Portal to Another Universe? ?Viewer?s Guide to 1st Photo of Milky Way?s Black Hole  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel
  4. Expected Soon: First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole  The New York Times
  5. First-ever picture of a black hole unveiled  National Geographic
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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.

Four questions: Here there be monsters  Phys.Org

On April 10, the world got to see the first image taken of a black hole in space, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide collaboration of astronomers ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Is a Black Hole?  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.

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 ...

NASA Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope announces discovery of oldest type of molecule in universe  CBS News

NASA announced Wednesday that scientists have discovered evidence in space of the very first type of molecule ever formed in the universe, following decades ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Research Sheds Light On Black Holes  Hour Detroit Magazine

There are a few things you should know about black holes: First, they are anything but empty. Simply put, a black hole is an area in space where the gravity is so ...

Astronomers Just Ruled Out Hawking's Theory on The Primordial Nature of Dark Matter  ScienceAlert

We still don't know what dark matter is, but we can strike a line through one option. It is not, as per a theory proposed by the brilliant Stephen Hawking, a bunch ...

Now let's find a pair of black holes  Cosmos

Last week, scientists studying black holes reported that they'd managed to turn the entire Earth into a giant virtual telescope that allowed them to make an image ...

The Milky Way has a mass of 1.5 trillion suns. Most of it is mysterious dark matter.  Vox.com

Something weird is happening in our galaxy: It's spinning fast enough that stars ought to be flying off, but there's something holding them together.

Black hole snapped: How the picture of one of the universe?s most secretive objects was clicked  The Hindu

The data generated will help scientists understand how the jets of luminosity that enabled us to see the black holes actually work and behave.

Ask Ethan: Why Haven't We Found Gravitational Waves In Our Own Galaxy?  Forbes

For the real black holes that exist or get created in our Universe, we can observe the radiation emitted by their surrounding matter, and the gravitational waves ...

?Ruled Out? ?Stephen Hawking?s Theory: Big-Bang Black Holes Source of Dark Matter  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

An international team of researchers have considered the late Stephen Hawking's 1974 theory of the existence of primordial black holes, born shortly after the ...

Not what it seems  The Week Magazine

This is the editor's letter in the current issue of The Week magazine. In The Week's office, the country's major newspapers are laid out in a line each day along a ...

?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 ...

By the numbers: First-ever image of black hole's event horizon  Penn: Office of University Communications

On April 10th, researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration released the first image collected of a black hole's event horizon.

Jim Gunn, the Astronomer Who'd Rather Build Space Cameras  Quanta Magazine

Jim Gunn shaped the theory of the evolution of the cosmos before building cameras and spectrographs for major observatories like the Hubble Space ...

Sorry, but the Heat Death of the universe is actually the nice option  Cosmos

Dark energy is without a doubt the weirdest thing in the universe. Despite being present in every corner of the cosmos and dominating its evolution, dark energy ...

?Eavesdropping on the Quantum Universe? ?Amazing New Technology  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

Since the historic finding of gravitational waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away was made in 2015, physicists are advancing ...

News - NASA Awards 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships  HubbleSite

NASA has selected 24 new Fellows for its prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP). The program enables outstanding postdoctoral scientists to ...

What gravitational waves can say about dark matter  Symmetry magazine

Scientists think that, under some circumstances, dark matter could generate powerful enough gravitational waves for equipment like LIGO to detect.

A Brief History of Black Holes  The Wire

Black hole research started off as a purely theoretical exercise and slowly developed into a minefield of important findings in astrophysics and cosmology.

At the Edge of the Known Universe ??Galaxies Ten Times More Faint Than Any Prior?  The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel

Astronomers are confident that the volume of space-time within range of our telescopes?'the universe'?is only a tiny fraction of the aftermath of the big bang.

Wonder: Notes from Session 11 of TED2019  TED Blog

Session 11 of TED2019 amazed, enriched, inspired and dazzled -- diving deep into the creative process, exploring what it's like to live as an artwork and soaring ...

When a Black Hole Finally Reveals Itself, It Helps to Have Our Very Own Cosmic Reporter  The New York Times

Astronomers announced Wednesday that they had captured the first image of a black hole. The Times's Dennis Overbye answers readers' questions.

Gravitational waves helping to expose black holes, dark matter and theoretical particles  Horizon magazine

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 ...

Historic Image of Black Hole Said to Prove Einstein?s Theory of Relativity  The Epoch Times

France Córdova, National Science Foundation director, said in a statement: ?Black holes have sparked imaginations for decades. They have exotic properties ...

How do you name a black hole? It is actually pretty complicated  New Scientist News

By Donna Lu. The first black hole we have ever directly imaged now has a nickname ? but astronomy's governing body says it will take a while to make it official.

Reed Alum Reveals First-Ever Black Hole Image  The Reed College Quest

This Wednesday, April 10, researchers at Harvard University, directed by Harvard Professor of Astrophysics and Reed alum Sheperd Doeleman '86, with ...

Why pour billions into a black hole when worthier causes exist at home?  South China Morning Post

From photographing a black hole to China's particle collider, billions are being spent on esoteric physics and space research, which could more fruitfully ...

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.

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 ...

Gravitational Wave Detectors Spot Two Potential Black Hole Collisions in a Week  Gizmodo

Less than two weeks after the gravitational wave detectors turned back on, they've already seen evidence of two pairs of colliding black holes.

First image of black hole revealed, MU astronomy professor gives insight  The Maneater

A team of researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope project revealed the first image of a black hole April 10. The image was assembled from data gathered ...

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.

How They Photographed A Supermassive Black Hole - A Day Astronomers Will Remember For Centuries  Science 2.0

First, this is totally harmless. Tiny and far away, shrouded with dust and gas. They can only see it using radio waves that go through the dust. And the photo of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

?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 ...

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 ...

Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes in the early universe: Subaru Telescope spots 13-billion-year-old quasars powered by black holes  Science Daily

Astronomers have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes that were formed when the universe was only 5 percent of its current age.

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 ...

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 ...

China?s top photo agency accused of selling images of national flag  South China Morning Post

VCG said its representatives were summoned by China's cybersecurity agency to explain why they were selling images tagged with ?sensitive and harmful ...

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.

Astronomers discover 83 more supermassive black holes  EarthSky

Astronomers used a cutting edge camera mounted on one of the world's largest telescopes to discover 83 new quasars - powered by central, supermassive ...

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 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?

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 ...

?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 ...

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.

?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 ...

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.

Maybe You Really Can Use Black Holes to Travel the Universe - The Crux  Discover Magazine

After the movie 'Interstellar' came out, a physicist studied whether you could pass through a black hole unharmed. For some black holes, it might work.

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 ...

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

The black hole at the center of our Milky Way, simulated here, is the largest one seen from Earth's perspective. The Event Horizon Telescope should, this year, ...

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. A new study envisions firing laser beams that would curve around a black ...

?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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Scientists Study Massive Black Holes From The Early Universe  ValueWalk

The light emitted by massive black holes from the early universe is so strong that even our telescopes can catch it. Scientists say these distant black holes, ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Biggest Myth About Black Holes  Forbes

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

Researchers Reveal Image of Area Around Supermassive Black Hole at Galaxy's Core  Interesting Engineering

An international collaboration between 14 research stations set out to take the clearest picture yet of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole scientists ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

The Double Life of Black Holes  Quanta Magazine

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

Ask Ethan: How Do Black Holes Actually Evaporate?  Forbes

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

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 ...

MARTHA SEZ: 'And once again, 100 years ago, Einstein was right. Go figure.' - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York  Lake Placid News

Everything is possible. Or maybe not, but we don't know what is possible and what isn't.

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 ...

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.

Hundreds of thousands of unknown galaxies revealed as astronomers release vast new map of universe  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 ...