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Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH)

There’s a New Record for the Most Massive Black Hole Ever Seen: 40 Billion Solar Masses

Astronomers have spotted a 40 billion solar mass black hole in the Abell 85 cluster of galaxies. They found the…

17 hours ago

Some Quasars Shine With the Light of Over a Trillion Stars

Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the Universe. The brightest ones are so luminous they outshine a trillion…

2 months ago

Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That’s Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole (SMBH) with an unusually regular feeding schedule. The behemoth is an active galactic…

3 months ago

A Monster Black Hole has been Found with 40 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun

If contemplating the vast size of astronomical objects makes you feel rather puny and insignificant, then this new discovery will…

4 months ago

Astronomers See Evidence of Supermassive Black Holes Forming Directly in the Early Universe

Super-Massive Black Holes (SMBH) are hard to explain. These gargantuan singularities are thought to be at the center of every…

5 months ago

This Star has been Kicked Out of the Milky Way. It Knows What It Did.

Every once in a while, the Milky Way ejects a star. The evicted star is typically ejected from the chaotic…

9 months 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…

1 year ago

Evidence for Thousands of Black Holes Buzzing Around the Center of the Milky Way

Using data from the Chandra X-ray observatory, a team of scientists have found evidence that indicates that thousands of black…

2 years ago

The Gaia Mission Could Moonlight as a Gravitational Wave Detector

A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge recently showed how the Gaia mission could also help in the…

2 years ago

Supermassive Black Holes can Turn Star Formation On and Off in a Large Galaxy

A new study by a team of international astronomers has provided the first direct evidence that supermassive black holes affect…

2 years ago