Black Hole Jets

Hot Gas is Being Vented Away from the Center of the Milky Way

Studying gas in the Universe is no easy task. We often look to ‘non-visible’ wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum such…

2 weeks ago

Black Holes are Firing Beams of Particles, Changing Targets Over Time

Black holes seem to provide endless fascination to astronomers. This is at least partly due to the extreme physics that…

3 weeks ago

It's Confirmed. M87's Black Hole is Actually Spinning

The supermassive black hole at the heart of M87 was the target of the Event Horizon Telescope, revealing the area…

9 months ago

Advanced Life Should Have Already Peaked Billions of Years Ago

Did humanity miss the party? Are SETI, the Drake Equation, and the Fermi Paradox all just artifacts of our ignorance…

1 year ago

A Star Came too Close to a Black Hole. It Didn’t End Well

Black holes are confounding objects that stretch physics to its limits. The most massive ones lurk in the centers of…

1 year ago

A Black Hole has been Burping for 100 Million Years

Black holes are gluttonous behemoths that lurk in the center of galaxies. Almost everybody knows that nothing can escape them,…

2 years ago

M87’s Black Hole is Firing Out Jets that Travel 99% the Speed of Light

Can black holes be famous? If they can, then the one at the heart of the M87 galaxy qualifies. And…

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…

8 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.…

9 years ago

Supermassive Black Hole Blasting Molecular Hydrogen Solves Outstanding Mystery

The supermassive black holes in the cores of most massive galaxies wreak havoc on their immediate surroundings. During their most…

10 years ago