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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

One Star Could Answer Many Unsolved Questions About Black Holes

A supermassive black hole (SMBH) likely resides at the center of the Milky Way, and in the centers of other…

3 years ago

A Black Hole or Neutron Star Fell Into Another Star and Triggered a Supernova

What happens when you slam a neutron star (or black hole, take your pick) into a companion star? A supernova,…

3 years ago

A Black Hole Emitted a Flare Away From us, but its Intense Gravity Redirected the Blast Back in our Direction

Using the XMM-Newton and NuSTAR X-ray telescopes, an international team of scientists were able to see light coming from behind…

3 years ago

One Theory Beyond the Standard Model Could Allow Wormholes that You Could Actually Fly Through

A new study by a team of theoretical astrophysicists shows that stable wormholes could exist, but don't expect them to…

4 years ago

Fastest Star Ever Seen is Moving at 8% the Speed of Light

A star orbiting the black hole in the center of our galaxy is moving so fast it can only be…

4 years ago

There’s a Black Hole With 34 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun, Eating Roughly a Star Every Day

In the 1960s, astronomers began theorizing that there might be black holes in the Universe that are so massive -…

4 years ago