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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.

2 weeks 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,…

2 weeks 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…

1 month 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…

2 months ago

Rapidly Spinning Black Hole is Spitting Out Blobs of Plasma

Black holes, those beguiling singularities that sit on the precipice of the known and the unknown, keep surprising us with…

2 months ago

You Could Travel Through a Wormhole, but it’s Slower Than Going Through Space

A new study reveals that traveling through a wormhole may actually be possible, but don't count on it saving you…

2 months ago

It’s Finally here. The First Ever Image of a Black Hole

"We have taken the first picture of a black hole." EHT project director Sheperd S. Doeleman of the Center for…

2 months ago

Now We Know That Dark Matter Isn’t Primordial Black Holes

A new study by an international team of scientists has tested Hawking's theory of dark matter, and ruled out that…

3 months ago

This Star has been Kicked Out of the Milky Way. It Knows What It Did.

Every once in a while, the Milky Way ejects a star. The evicted star is typically ejected from the chaotic…

3 months ago

Using Black Holes to Conquer Space: The Halo Drive!

According to a new study, black holes could be used as a gravitational slingshot, allowing for interstellar space exploration.

3 months ago