Black Holes

The Milky Way’s Most Massive Stellar Black Hole is Only 2,000 Light Years Away

Astronomers have found the largest stellar mass black hole in the Milky Way so far. At 33 solar masses, it…

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A Neutron Star Merged with a Surprisingly Light Black Hole

Galactic collisions, meteor impacts and even stellar mergers are not uncommon events. neutron stars colliding with black holes however are…

1 week ago

A Supermassive Black Hole with a Case of the Hiccups

Can binary black holes, two black holes orbiting each other, influence their respective behaviors? This is what a recent study…

3 weeks ago

New View Reveals Magnetic Fields Around Our Galaxy’s Giant Black Hole

Fresh imagery from the Event Horizon Telescope traces the lines of powerful magnetic fields spiraling out from the edge of…

3 weeks ago

Black Holes are Tearing Stars Apart All Around Us

Galaxy NGC3799 lies around 16 million light years from Earth. Any event observed today within that galaxy took place 16…

1 month ago

Astronomers Find the Most Massive Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Ever Seen

Supermassive black holes have been found at the heart of most galaxies but understanding how they have formed has eluded…

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Powerful Jets From a Black Hole are Spawning Star Clusters

Supermassive black holes are messy feeders, and when they're gorging on too much material, they can hurl high-energy jets into…

2 months ago

The Brightest Object Ever Seen in the Universe

It's an exciting time in astronomy today, where records are being broken and reset regularly. We are barely two months…

2 months ago

Gravastars are an Alternative Theory to Black Holes. Here's What They'd Look Like

Astronomers continue to find more and more evidence of black holes, but there's an alternative theory that could explain the…

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Black Holes Existed at the Dawn of Time, Birthing Stars and Encouraging Galaxy Formation

The Universe is full of galaxies, many containing supermassive black holes. That sparked a question: which came first—the galaxies or…

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