supermassive black hole

7% of the Stars in the Milky Way’s Center Came From a Single Globular Cluster That Got Too Close and Was Broken Up

The heart of the Milky Way can be a mysterious place. A gigantic black hole resides there, and it's surrounded…

2 months ago

There are powerful magnetic fields at the core of the Milky Way, driven by the supermassive black hole

The center of the Milky Way is home to a giant black hole, but new research suggests that it isn't…

6 months 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…

7 months ago

More Mysterious Space Blobs Have Been Found Near the Center of the Milky Way

Scientists have found six objects near the center of our galaxy that orbit Sagittarius A. These objects appear to be…

11 months ago

Hubble Spots “Impossible” Debris Disk Around a Black Hole

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers recently observed a bright disk around a black hole that defies…

1 year ago

One of Our Best Views of the Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

An almost unimaginably enormous black hole is situated at the heart of the Milky Way. It's called a Supermassive Black…

2 years ago

Einstein Was Right… Again! Successful Test of General Relativity Near a Supermassive Black Hole

For the first time in history, Einstein's theory of General Relativity was confirmed by observing a star orbiting the supermassive…

2 years ago

The Black Hole Ultimate Solar System: a Supermassive Black Hole, 9 Stars and 550 Planets

Physicist Dr. Sean Raymond recently created a hypothetical system where 550 planets and 9 Suns orbit around a central black…

2 years ago

This is What Happens When a Black Hole Gobbles up a Star

An international team of scientists recently created a unified model that shows what happens when stars are consumed by a…

3 years ago

Amazing High Resolution Image of the Core of the Milky Way, a Region with Surprisingly Low Star Formation Compared to Other Galaxies

An international team of astronomers recently conducted a study of the Milky Way center to determine why it has a…

3 years ago