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Black Holes

New Simulations Show How Black Holes Grow, Through Mergers and Accretion

One of the most pressing questions in astronomy concerns black holes. We know that massive stars that explode as supernovae…

3 days ago

Black Hole Seen Blasting Out Jets at Close to the Speed of Light

The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has spotted a distant black hole shooting out jets of material, at close to the speed…

4 days ago

A New Kind of Supernova Explosion has been Discovered: Fast Blue Optical Transients

For the child inside all of us space-enthusiasts, there might be nothing better than discovering a new type of explosion.…

1 week ago

High Energy Neutrinos Are Coming From Supermassive Black Holes

Some neutrinos are so energetic we don't know how they are produced. But a clue lies in the heart of…

3 weeks ago

Closest Black Hole Found, Just 1,000 Light-Years From Earth

Scientists with the ESO have detected a triple system with a black hole roughly 1,000 light-years from Earth - making…

4 weeks ago

How were Supermassive Black Holes Already Forming and Releasing Powerful Jets Shortly After the Big Bang?

A series of studies has shown that the seeds of supermassive black holes and relativistic jets existed much sooner than…

2 months ago

How Researchers Produce Sharp Images of a Black Hole

A new study by members of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has shown how new images of black…

2 months ago

The three-body problem shows us why we can’t accurately calculate the past

Our universe is driven by cause and effect. What happens now leads directly to what happens later. Because of this,…

2 months ago

Even Though it Was Observing an Asteroid, OSIRIS-REx Accidentally Spotted a Black Hole

While the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was orbiting asteroid Bennu, one of the instruments on board happened to catch a glimpse of…

3 months ago

14% of all the Massive Stars in the Universe are Destined to Collide as Black Holes

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity predicted that black holes would form and eventually collide. It also predicted the creation of…

4 months ago