Black Holes

How Fast Do Black Holes Spin?

by Fraser Cain February 13, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter There is nothing in the Universe more awe inspiring or mysterious than a black hole. Because of their massive gravity and ability to absorb even light, they defy our attempts to understand them. All their secrets hide behind the veil of […]

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Planck “Star” to Arise From Black Holes?

by Brian Koberlein February 10, 2014

A new paper has been posted on the arxiv (a repository of research preprints) introducing the idea of a Planck star arising from a black hole.  These hypothetical objects wouldn’t be a star in the traditional sense, but rather the light emitted when a black hole dies at the hands of Hawking radiation.  The paper hasn’t […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – January 31, 2014: No Black Holes?!?

by Fraser Cain January 31, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Brian Koberlein, Morgan Rehnberg, David Dickinson, Jason Major, Nicole Gugliucci Remove this ad Fraser Cain on Google+

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Black Holes No More? Not Quite.

by Brian Koberlein January 24, 2014

Nature News has announced that there are no black holes.  This claim is made by none other than Stephen Hawking, so does this mean black holes are no more?  It depends on whether Hawking’s new idea is right, and on what you mean be a black hole.  The claim is based on a new paper by […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – January 10, 2014: Wake Up, Rosetta! & Top Stories from AAS

by Fraser Cain January 10, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: David Dickinson, Amy Shira Teitel, Scott Lewis, Brian Koberlein, special guest Ruth McAvinia from the ESA This week’s stories: Ruth: Wake up, Rosetta! Facebook link to contest David: AAS-Gamma Ray Gravitational Lens AAS-Death by Black Hole Antares Launch Remote Deployment of Cubesats Venus at Inferior Conjunction Scott: Learning tools for visually […]

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