Using the Very Large Telescope (VLT), researchers are about to observe the stars orbiting Sagittarius A*, which will test Einstein’s theory of General Relativity like never before
Using the largest 3-D map of the Universe to date, an team of researchers has shown that Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds up 100 years later
A prestigious pair of astronomers have published a paper recommending that a gravitational wave observatory be built on the far side of the Moon.
Scientists with the ESO have detected a triple system with a black hole roughly 1,000 light-years from Earth – making it the closest ever observed.
After almost 30 years of observing a star that orbits the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, scientists have confirmed yet again that Einstein was right!
Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity predicted that black holes would form and eventually collide. It also predicted the creation of gravitational waves from the collision. But how often does this happen, and can we calculate how many stars this will happen to? A new study from a physicist at Vanderbilt University sought to answer these …
Scientists have found six objects near the center of our galaxy that orbit Sagittarius A. These objects appear to be a new class of object that astronomers have never before seen.
A new study by an international team of astrophysicists have validated an age-old theory about how accretion disks behave.
Our first picture of a black hole was a huge moment for science. But we can’t stop there. We need better pictures that deliver more information. That’s how we’ll learn even more about these strange, rule-breaking behemoths. Now a group of astronomers from the Radboud University in the city of Nijmegen, Netherlands, along with the …
The Hubble Legacy Field, the result of 16 years of observations and the most detailed image of our Universe, has been released!