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Astronomers Have Found a Place With Three Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Around Each Other

Astronomers have spotted three supermassive black holes (SMBHs) at the center of three colliding galaxies a billion light years away…

3 weeks ago

Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That’s Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole (SMBH) with an unusually regular feeding schedule. The behemoth is an active galactic…

1 month ago

Milky Way’s Black Hole Just Flared, Growing 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours

Even though the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a monster, it's still rather quiet. Called…

2 months ago

A Monster Black Hole has been Found with 40 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun

If contemplating the vast size of astronomical objects makes you feel rather puny and insignificant, then this new discovery will…

2 months ago

Hubble Spots “Impossible” Debris Disk Around a Black Hole

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers recently observed a bright disk around a black hole that defies…

3 months ago

Astronomers See Evidence of Supermassive Black Holes Forming Directly in the Early Universe

Super-Massive Black Holes (SMBH) are hard to explain. These gargantuan singularities are thought to be at the center of every…

4 months ago

Black Hole Simulation Solves a Mystery About Their Accretion Disks

A new study by an international team of astrophysicists have validated an age-old theory about how accretion disks behave.

4 months ago

There’s a Ring of Cool Gas Wrapped Around the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

There's a lot going on at the center of our galaxy. A supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A-Star resides there,…

4 months ago

Is Dark Matter Made of Axions? Black Holes May Reveal the Answer

What is dark matter made of? It's one of the most perplexing questions of modern astronomy. We know that dark…

5 months ago

It Looks Like LIGO/Virgo Have Detected a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star. For the First Time Ever

A new signal detected by LIGO/Virgo may be the so-called 'holy grail' of astrophysics: the merger of a neutron star…

6 months ago