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This is How a Supermassive Black Hole Feeds

A new simulation has provided new insight into how supermassive black holes grow by feeding off of cosmic gas captured…

3 months ago

You can Tell how big a Black Hole is by how it Eats

Astronomers can determine the size of a black hole by the way it consumes nearby matter.

4 months ago

The Event Horizon Telescope Zooms in on Another Supermassive Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just captured another amazing image, this time of the relativistic jet coming from the center…

4 months ago

Supermassive Black Hole Orbits an Even More Massive Black Hole, Crashing Through its Accretion Disk Every 12 Years

Recent observations by the now-retired Spitzer mission have led to accurate predictions OJ 287, a blazar that contains a supermassive…

2 years ago

New Technique for Estimating the Mass of a Black Hole

A Russian-led team of astronomers has developed a method for estimating the mass of a supermassive black hole by looking…

2 years ago

The Universe’s Missing Matter. Found!

Thanks to a recent study by an international team of scientists, the remaining missing normal matter of the Universe may…

3 years ago

New Method for Researching Activity Around Quasars and Black Holes

A new method devised by a team of Chinese and US researchers could lead to accurate estimates on the masses…

4 years ago

Researchers Tackle Question of How the Universe Became Filled With Light

A new study from a team of researchers from the University of Iowa claims black holes ejecting light could have…

4 years ago

What are Active Galactic Nuclei?

The center of large galaxies are active places, where supermassive black holes pump out an incredible amount of light and…

5 years ago

Astronomers Catch A Quasar Shutting Off

Last week, astronomers at Yale University reported seeing something unusual: a seemingly stedfast beacon from the far reaches of the Universe went quiet.…

7 years ago