Black Holes

How Black Holes Consume Entropy

Entropy is one of those fearsomely deep concepts that form the core of entire fields of physics (in this case,…

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The Origins of the Black Hole Information Paradox

While physics tells us that information can neither be created nor destroyed (if information could be created or destroyed, then…

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The Maddening Simplicity of Black Holes

Black holes. The name is said to come from the Black Hole of Calcutta, an infamous prison that you cannot…

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Growing Black Hole Seen Only 470 Million Years After the Big Bang

One of the big questions in cosmology asks when black holes first showed up in the early Universe. Recently astronomers…

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If We Could Find Them, Primordial Black Holes Would Explain a Lot About the Universe

As far as we know, black holes can only be formed by the death of massive stars, but a persistent…

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Sometimes Compact Galaxies Hide Their Black Holes

Quasars, short for quasi-stellar objects, are one of the most powerful and luminous classes of objects in our Universe. A…

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Roman Could Finally Tell Us if Primordial Black Holes Exist

When the Universe erupted into existence with the Big Bang, all of its matter was compressed into a tiny area.…

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Next Generation Gravitational Wave Observatories Could Detect 100-600 Solar Mass Black Hole Mergers

Humans are born wonderers. We're always wondering about the next valley over, the next horizon, what we'll understand next about…

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The Milky Way's Black Hole is Spinning as Fast as it Can

Is the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way (SagA*) spinning? And how fast? It's tricky to…

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New Stars Forming Uncomfortably Close to the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers examining a star cluster near Sgr A*, the Milky Way's supermassive black hole, found that the cluster has some…

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