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There’s a New Record for the Most Massive Black Hole Ever Seen: 40 Billion Solar Masses

Astronomers have spotted a 40 billion solar mass black hole in the Abell 85 cluster of galaxies. They found the…

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Astronomers Find a Galaxy Containing Three Supermassive Black Holes at the Center

NGC 6240 is a puzzle to astronomers. For a long time, astronomers thought the galaxy is a result of a…

1 week ago

The Most Massive Galaxies Spin More Than Twice as Fast as the Milky Way

Based on new observations of super spiral galaxies, a team of scientists has found that they have massive dark matter…

2 months ago

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…

2 months ago

Elliptical Galaxy Messier 110 Has a Surprising Core of Hot Blue Stars

Messier 110 (NGC 205) is a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy. It's a dwarf elliptical galaxy, a common type of…

2 months ago

Astronomers Uncover Dozens of Previously Unknown Ancient and Massive Galaxies

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Tokyo used ALMA to view 39 previously-undiscovered ancient galaxies.

4 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…

4 months ago

Meet Our Neighbour, The Local Void. Gaze Into It, Puny Humans.

Our planet is part of the larger structure of the Solar System, shaped and made stable by the force of…

5 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…

5 months ago

The Earliest Example of Merging Galaxies Ever Found

Galaxy mergers are not particularly rare, but they are important events. Not only for the galaxies involved, but for scientists…

6 months ago