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Black Holes: Why study them? What makes them so fascinating?

Over the last few months, Universe Today has explored a plethora of scientific fields, including impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets,…

4 weeks ago

After Swirling Around a Black Hole, Matter Just Falls Straight In

The physics surrounding black holes is just plain weird. A gravitational well so strong that not even light can escape…

1 month ago

Fall Into a Black Hole With this New NASA Simulation

No human being will ever encounter a black hole. But we can't stop wondering what it would be like to…

2 months ago

Gravastars are an Alternative Theory to Black Holes. Here's What They'd Look Like

Astronomers continue to find more and more evidence of black holes, but there's an alternative theory that could explain the…

4 months ago

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…

3 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years 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.

5 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…

5 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…

6 years ago