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A New Idea to Harness Energy From Black Holes

A new study by an international team shows how the physics of a black hole's event horizon could allow us…

5 months ago

Light Behaves Really Strangely Around a Black Hole

A new study led by Caltech researchers show that light can be reflected off of a black hole's disk by…

1 year 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…

1 year ago

There Could be Planets Orbiting Around Supermassive Black Holes

A team of scientists from Japan have theorized that planetary systems could form around Supermassive Black Holes.

2 years ago

Fraser and John Michael Godier Debate the Fermi Paradox

As many of you are no doubt aware, our noble publisher, Fraser Cain, occasionally has the opportunity to sit down…

2 years ago

Here’s What the First Images from the Event Horizon Might Look Like

The Event Horizon Telescope has completed its observations. Now scientists are crunching the data and hope to soon have the…

3 years ago

Gravitational Astronomy? How Detecting Gravitational Waves Changes Everything

We’ve now had multiple detections of gravitational waves, opening up a whole new field: gravitational astronomy. We talk about the…

4 years ago

What Exactly Should We See When a Star Splashes into a Black Hole Event Horizon?

A team of researchers questions the existence of an event horizon around black holes and wonders what it would look…

4 years ago

Black Hole Imaged For First Time By Event Horizon Telescope

Thanks to an international effort and multiple radio telescopes, astronomers have visualized an event horizon for the first time.

4 years ago

How Cold Are Black Holes?

Black holes absorb everything that falls into them, including photons of light and heat. So what does it mean to…

5 years ago