supermassive black holes

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 month ago

If the First Black Holes Collapsed Directly, Could we Detect Radio Signals From Those Moments?

The birth of direct collapse black holes could be seen by radio telescopes in the near future.

1 month 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…

2 months ago

How did Supermassive Black Holes Form? Collapsing Dark Matter Halos can Explain Them

We don't quite understand how the first supermassive black holes formed so quickly in the young universe. So a team…

3 months ago

Supermassive Black Hole Winds Were Already Blowing Less Than a Billion Years After the Big Bang

New evidence shows that black holes and galaxies have a significant effect on each other in young galaxies.

3 months ago

Whether They’re Stellar-Mass or Supermassive, Black Holes Behave Pretty Much the Same Way

Astronomers recently caught a supermassive black hole gulp down a star. It flared in exactly the same way as its…

4 months ago

Did Supermassive Black Holes Form Directly From Dark Matter?

Supermassive black holes are just a little bit too supermassive - astronomers have difficulty explaining how they got so big…

7 months ago

In Theory, Supermassive Black Holes Could get Even More Supermassive

A new study proposes that the upper mass limit for black holes could be a million times larger than we…

8 months ago

Missing: Supermassive Black Hole With up to 100 BILLION Times the Mass of the Sun

The massive galaxy cluster Abell 2261 should have a supermassive black hole in its center. But it doesn't. Astronomers have…

9 months ago

Some Quasars Actually Contain Two Supermassive Black Holes in the Process of Merging

Astronomers have found a powerful quasar powered by two supermassive black holes.

1 year ago