supermassive black holes

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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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.…

2 years ago

Researchers Create the Most Detailed Simulation of the Universe Ever Made

The team behind Illustris have now released the first results of their IllustrisTNG simulation, the most accurate simulation of the…

3 years ago

What is a Supermassive Black Hole?

For decades, astronomers have believed that a supermassive black hole exists at the center of our galaxy. And ongoing research…

4 years ago

What are Active Galactic Nuclei?

The center of large galaxies are active places, where supermassive black holes pump out an incredible amount of light and…

4 years ago

What Happens When Galaxies Collide?

In about 4 billion years, the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies will collide. Known as a galactic merger, this process…

4 years ago

Supermassive Black Holes In Distant Galaxies Are Mysteriously Aligned

Recent findings from a team of researchers in South Africa have shown that supermassive black holes in distance are all…

5 years ago