Scientists detected four black holes collision by re-analyzing data from the first two observing runs of Advanced LIGO. One of these mergers was so powerful it produced gravitational waves and resulted in the birth of a massive black hole.
Space December 5, 2018
Computer simulations and observations using the ALMA observatory challenge the idea that matter that builds up around black holes forms a donut-like structure. The presumed donut shape of black holes actually resembles water fountain in a city park.
Space December 2, 2018
Researchers found that light does not bend that much around the strong gravitational field of a black hole. The new study was done using a new technology called X-ray polarimetry.
Space July 30, 2018
Physicists proposed that black holes are actually giant balls of fuzzy energy, not the bringers of doom they are believed to be. The idea is based on string theory, which suggests that the universe is made of subatomic strings of energy.
Space July 27, 2018
Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true even in the extreme gravitational force coming from a supermassive black hole, researchers found. This is the latest in a string of rigorous tests the 103-year-old theory has passed.
Space July 27, 2018
How fast is the universe expanding? Scientists proposed that the answer to this question could be found in gravitational waves rippling through space-time from a rare astronomical collision.
Space July 12, 2018
Researchers discovered an extremely bright quasar dating back to 800 million years after the Big Bang. They said this is the brightest object yet discovered from the first billion years of the universe.
Space July 10, 2018
The first confirmed neutron star merger produced a jet of stellar material that researchers on Earth can see with visible light. This contradicts earlier predictions that the merger would create a wide-angle flow of light instead.
Space July 3, 2018
A massive galaxy cluster was found camouflaged as a quasar just 2.4 billion light-years away. Scientists think there are more of these galaxy clusters hiding in plain sight close to the Milky Way.
Space June 29, 2018
Supermassive black holes could possibly eat up the interstellar gas at the center of galaxies, killing off new stars before they are born and growing to their enormous size. The theory was proposed by astronomers working at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Space June 22, 2018
Astronomers detected a flare of radiation in a distant galaxy that was emitted as a star is being devoured by a black hole. The intermediate-mass black hole candidate has a mass about 50,000 times that of the sun.
Space June 19, 2018
For the first time ever, astronomers witnessed a black hole devouring a star. They used the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to track this tidal disruption event (TDE).
Space June 14, 2018
Celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking’s ashes will be interred at Westminster Abbey at a Service of Thanksgiving that commemorates his life. One part of the ceremony will include broadcasting a message from Hawking into outer space.
Space June 14, 2018
Do black holes really exist? Physicists presented a new model that could explain how rotating wormholes, not black holes, collide to create gravitational waves through space-time.
Space June 13, 2018
Scientists found three strange objects circling dangerously close to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The mysterious objects look like clouds but behave mysteriously like massive stars
Space June 8, 2018
Researchers invented a new model that helps them understand how a black hole devours a star. The framework can provide new insight into black holes and their mysterious lives.
Space June 2, 2018
The merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves and was observed by LIGO and Virgo in 2017 is 2.7 times more massive than the sun. Here’s why researchers think this remnant is a black hole.
Space May 31, 2018
Astronomers found the fastest growing black hole outside the Milky Way. They reported that the size of the supermassive black hole is comparable to 20 billion stars combined with a growth rate of 1 percent per 1 million years.
Space May 15, 2018
Is dark matter composed of ancient black holes nearly as old as the universe? Researchers ran computer simulations in the hope of finding evidence of primordial black holes in dwarf galaxies halos, where much of dark matter is located
Space April 21, 2018
Astronomers using the MASTER Global Robotic Net telescopes have detected a gamma-ray burst indicating the formation a new black hole. They dedicated the report of their discovery to the Lord of Black Holes, Stephen Hawking.
Space March 23, 2018
A mathematician said that a particular type of non-rotating black hole with an electrical charge and a cauchy horizon within the event horizon has a reset button. It can reset the past and complicate the future.
Space March 4, 2018
A team of scientists discovered ultramassive black holes located billions of years away from the Milky Way galaxy. The celestial objects are said to be growing faster than the stars in their galaxies.
Space February 22, 2018
A new study has shown that the supermassive black holes present in massive galaxies are growing faster than their host. Earlier, researchers believed that the growth rate of black holes and their host galaxies were in tandem with each other.
Space February 18, 2018
Astronomers in Chile spotted a star that was behaving unusually. It seemed like it was orbiting an invisible object with a mass more massive than the Earth’s Sun.
Space January 18, 2018
Astronomers might have found the origin of one of the most mysterious phenomena in the cosmos: fast radio bursts. The team said the bursts could be produced by a neutron star near a black hole or in a nebula.
Space January 12, 2018
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory wants to study supernova with the help of a new observatory in India. It is expected to be set up by 2025.
Space January 8, 2018
Scientists discovered that the magnetic fields of black holes are weaker than previously believed. The study was based on observable data gathered from the black V404 Cygni.
Space December 9, 2017
Astronomers have discovered the oldest and farthest supermassive black hole known to science. The black hole, which is 800 million times the size of the sun, formed just 690 million years following the Big Bang.
Space December 7, 2017
Two supermassive black holes just photobombed a picture of the Andromeda galaxy. Scientists have known about the object for a long time but were not able to properly classify it until now.
Space December 2, 2017
Scientists have detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from colliding binary neutron stars. The detection could open a new chapter in the area of space exploration.
Space October 18, 2017
The detection of gravitational waves is perhaps this decade’s single most astonishing progress in the field of astronomy. The three key scientists behind it have received the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.
Space October 4, 2017
LIGO and Virgo were able to detect gravitational waves from two black holes colliding in space, the first-ever joint-detection by the two observatories. The next observation run is planned for 2018.
Space September 28, 2017
Using radio telescopes, scientists have seen what appeared to be one of two supermassive black holes orbiting around the other in radio galaxy 0402+379. Read more about this fascinating discovery in the exploration of the universe.
Space June 28, 2017
Albert Einstein’s theory endures. LIGO confirms a third detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two massive black holes 3 billion light-years away from Earth.
Space June 2, 2017
Analysis of Pan-STARRS data strengthened the idea that black holes are bounded by an event horizon. How did the new research strengthen Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?
Space May 31, 2017
A massive star in a nearby galaxy was being reborn into a black hole without a bang. Scientists said the black hole candidate may have been formed through a process known as failed supernova.
Space May 26, 2017
New research suggests that parallel universes - long held to be the province of comic books and science fiction - might exist. Scientists are hoping their studies of the cosmic microwave background - and a 'Cold Spot' in space - might prove the existence of the multiverse.
Space May 18, 2017
Astronomers have successfully peered inside a black hole to take an image of its event horizon. What does this new development from the Event Horizon Telescope means in testing Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?
Space April 15, 2017
Einstein's theory of relativity predicts that all information that crosses the event horizon will be lost, but quantum mechanics states information can never be lost. How can the Event Horizon Telescope help solve the black hole information paradox?
Space April 8, 2017
A team of astronomers has discovered that supersized black holes do not only rip stars apart but also create them. The discovery could lead to better understanding how galaxies are formed.
Space March 29, 2017
Kicking out a supermassive black hole away from the center of a home galaxy requires energy equivalent to 100 million supernovas simultaneously exploding. This is how a gravitational wave helped expel a black hole from its galactic home.
Space March 27, 2017
Supermassive black holes rip stars apart 100 times more often than previously thought in a cosmic event known as Tidal Disruptive Events (TDEs). TDEs are useful to locate supermassive black holes that will aid in the study of their strong gravity.
Space February 28, 2017
Using the Event Horizon Telescope, astronomers may soon capture an actual image of the Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. What does a black hole look like?
Space February 23, 2017
Astronomers have reported an unusual spectacle of a star being eaten by a black hole for more than a decade in defiance of the laws of physics. Their study has called for new research on the Eddington limit of black holes’ luminosity.
Space February 14, 2017
Middleweight black holes are elusive but scientists reported finding evidence of one in a globular star cluster. What hinted the presence of the intermediate-mass black hole at the center of 47 Tucanae?
Space February 9, 2017