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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…

1 month ago

Supermassive Black Holes Could Have Formed Directly in the Early Universe

There are a lot of amazing things in our Universe and a black hole is one of the most unknown.…

8 months ago

Best Image Ever Taken of Stars Buzzing Around the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

The GRAVITY collaboration just released the clearest images ever of the stars that orbit the supermassive black hole in the…

12 months ago

A Nearby Dwarf Galaxy has a Surprisingly Massive Black Hole in its Heart

New research from UT Austin shows that dwarf galaxies - like our neighbor, Leo I - also have massive black…

12 months ago

This is How a Supermassive Black Hole Feeds

A new simulation has provided new insight into how supermassive black holes grow by feeding off of cosmic gas captured…

1 year ago

A Black Hole Emitted a Flare Away From us, but its Intense Gravity Redirected the Blast Back in our Direction

Using the XMM-Newton and NuSTAR X-ray telescopes, an international team of scientists were able to see light coming from behind…

1 year ago

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…

1 year ago

New Mosaic Shows the Galactic Core From Opposite Sides of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

NASA recently released a panoramic mosaic image that beautifully captures the mysterious and extremely energetic environment at the heart of…

1 year ago

There’s a Black Hole With 34 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun, Eating Roughly a Star Every Day

In the 1960s, astronomers began theorizing that there might be black holes in the Universe that are so massive -…

2 years ago

Supermassive Black Hole Orbits an Even More Massive Black Hole, Crashing Through its Accretion Disk Every 12 Years

Recent observations by the now-retired Spitzer mission have led to accurate predictions OJ 287, a blazar that contains a supermassive…

3 years ago