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The Event Horizon Telescope Zooms in on Another Supermassive Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just captured another amazing image, this time of the relativistic jet coming from the center…

4 months ago

A Galaxy is Making New Stars Faster Than its Black Hole Can Starve Them for Fuel

A monster lurks at the heart of many galaxies – even our own Milky Way. This monster possesses the mass…

12 months ago

M87’s Black Hole is Firing Out Jets that Travel 99% the Speed of Light

Can black holes be famous? If they can, then the one at the heart of the M87 galaxy qualifies. And…

2 years ago

New Technique for Estimating the Mass of a Black Hole

A Russian-led team of astronomers has developed a method for estimating the mass of a supermassive black hole by looking…

2 years ago

Ep. 526: Event Horizon Telescope and the Black Hole at M87

Today, of course, we're going to talk about the announcement from the Event Horizon Telescope and the first photograph of…

3 years ago

It’s Finally here. The First Ever Image of a Black Hole

"We have taken the first picture of a black hole." EHT project director Sheperd S. Doeleman of the Center for…

3 years ago

How Massive Can Black Holes Get?

We talk about stellar mass and supermassive black holes. What are the limits? How massive can these things get? Without…

6 years ago

‘Runaway’ Star Cluster Breaks Free from Distant Galaxy

We've discovered dozens of so-called "hypervelocity stars" — single stars that break the stellar speed limit. But today astronomers multiplied…

8 years ago

How Big Are Galaxies?

I'm going to refrain from the initial response that comes to mind... actually, no I won't -- they're really, really,…

9 years ago

Black Hole Jets Might Be Molded by Magnetism

Visible-light Hubble image of the jet emitted by the 3-billion-solar-mass black hole at the heart of galaxy M87 (Feb. 1998)…

9 years ago