Primordial Black Holes

Primordial Black Holes May Have “Frozen” the Early Universe

Primordial holes formed in the exotic conditions of the big bang may have become their own source of matter and…

6 months ago

Did Supermassive Black Holes Collapse Directly out of Giant Clouds of gas? It Could Depend on Magnetic Fields

New research shows how the seeds of Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) could have formed from gas clouds with amplified magnetic…

11 months ago

Primordial Black Holes Could Have Triggered the Formation of Supermassive Black Holes

Computer simulations show the role primordial black holes may have played in the early universe, but the process isn't clear…

1 year ago

Primordial Black Holes Could Explain Dark Matter and the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes at the Same Time

The James Webb telescope might discover primordial black holes in the near future.

2 years ago

Gravitational-Wave Observatories Should be Able to Detect Primordial Black Hole Mergers, if They’re out There

The tumultuous era of the big bang may have been chaotic enough to flood the universe with primordial black holes.…

2 years ago

Gravitational-Wave Detector Could Sense Merging Primordial Black Holes With the Mass of a Planet, Millions of Light-Years Away

A new idea for detecting gravitational waves might allow us to discover planet-mass primordial black holes.

2 years ago

What's the Connection Between Stellar-Mass Black Holes and Dark Matter?

The smallest black hole we've observed might prove dark matter is made of primordial black holes.

3 years ago

If Planet 9 is a Primordial Black Hole, We Might Be Able to See Flares When it Consumes Comets

A comet-eating black hole the size of a planet? It's possible. And if there's one out there in the distant…

3 years ago

Planetary Mass Objects Discovered in Other Galaxies

A team of researchers at the University of Oklahoma have discovered "planetary mass bodies" outside of the Milky Way. They…

4 years ago