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Black Holes Can Halt Star Formation in Massive Galaxies

It’s difficult to actually visualise a universe that is changing. Things tend to happen at snails pace albeit with the…

3 weeks ago

A Neutron Star Merged with a Surprisingly Light Black Hole

Galactic collisions, meteor impacts and even stellar mergers are not uncommon events. neutron stars colliding with black holes however are…

1 month ago

Black Holes are Tearing Stars Apart All Around Us

Galaxy NGC3799 lies around 16 million light years from Earth. Any event observed today within that galaxy took place 16…

2 months ago

Astronomers Find the Most Massive Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Ever Seen

Supermassive black holes have been found at the heart of most galaxies but understanding how they have formed has eluded…

2 months ago

What are the Differences Between Quasars and Microquasars?

Quasars are fascinating objects; supermassive black holes that are actively feasting on material from their accretion disks. The result is…

3 months ago

Astronomers Watched a Massive Star Just… Disappear. Now JWST Might Have Some Answers

In 2009, astronomers watched a bizarre mystery unfold. An enormous star, with 25 times the mass of the Sun, faded…

8 months ago

A Tadpole-Shaped Cloud of Gas is Whirling Around a Black Hole

A team of astronomers from Japan have found a strange "Tadpole" shaped dust cloud near the center of our galaxy,…

1 year ago

The Building Blocks for Supermassive Black Holes are Found in Dwarf Galaxies

We all know that a humongous black hole exists at the center of our galaxy. It's called Sagittarius A* (Sgr…

2 years ago

Astronomers Find a Black Hole That was Somehow Pushed Over Onto its Side

The planets in our Solar System all rotate on axes that roughly match the Sun's rotational axis. This agreement between…

2 years ago

Gravitational Waves Reveal Surprising Secrets About Neutron Stars

The confirmation of gravitational waves back in 2017 continues to unlock whole new worlds of physics but also continues to…

3 years ago