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This Galaxy is the Very Definition of “Flocculent”

I know you're Googling "flocculent" right now, unless you happen to be a chemist, or maybe a home brewer. You…

2 months ago

Blazar Found Blazing When the Universe was Only a Billion Years Old

A team of European scientists have observed the most distant "blazar" to date, an active galaxy that was around when…

2 months ago

Black Holes Were Already Feasting Just 1.5 Billion Years After the Big Bang

Using the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), an international team of astronomers observed gas clouds that in the early Universe…

5 months ago

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…

6 months ago

There Could be Planets Orbiting Around Supermassive Black Holes

A team of scientists from Japan have theorized that planetary systems could form around Supermassive Black Holes.

6 months ago

Astronomers Find a Galaxy Containing Three Supermassive Black Holes at the Center

NGC 6240 is a puzzle to astronomers. For a long time, astronomers thought the galaxy is a result of a…

6 months 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…

8 months ago

Milky Way’s Black Hole Just Flared, Growing 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours

Even though the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a monster, it's still rather quiet. Called…

10 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…

11 months ago

New Research Reveals How Galaxies Stay Hot and Bothered

It's relatively easy for galaxies to make stars. Start out with a bunch of random blobs of gas and dust.…

1 year ago