Tag: Black Holes

Gravitational Waves From Black Hole-Neutron Star Collision May Yield Most Accurate Hubble Constant Yet

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

13 Billion-Year-Old Quasar Is Brightest Object Ever Seen In The Early Universe

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

Researchers Detect High-Speed Jet Of Light From Neutron Star Merger

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

Dazzling Galaxy Cluster Hiding In Plain Sight In Milky Way Neighborhood

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

Red Nuggets Show Glimpse Into How Supermassive Black Holes Grow So Big

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 Find Best Evidence Of Elusive Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

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

Astronomers Discover Black Hole 20 Million Times Larger Than The Sun Eating A Star

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

Stephen Hawking’s Voice To Boldly Go Into A Black Hole In Space

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

Colliding Wormholes, Not Black Holes, Could Be Sending Gravitational Waves Rippling Through Space-Time

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

Mysterious Objects Seen Lurking Close To Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way Center

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

Here Is How It Looks Like When A Black Hole Swallows A Star

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

Merger Of Two Neutron Stars That Generated Gravitational Waves May Have Spawned A Black Hole

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

SkyMapper Telescope Detects Fastest Growing Black Hole In The Universe

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

Dark Matter Could Be Primordial Black Holes That Were Formed Right After The Universe Was Born

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

MSU Astronomers Dedicate Discovery Of New Black Hole To Stephen Hawking

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

Charged Black Holes Can Erase Your Past And Give You Infinite Number Of Possible Futures

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

Astrophysicists Discover Ultramassive Black Holes In Far-Off Galaxies

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

Supermassive Black Holes Are Growing Faster Than Their Host Galaxies

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

Odd Star Unveils Lonely Black Hole Hiding In Globular Cluster

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 May Have Found Origin Of Mysterious Radio Signals From Space

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

Indian Observatory To Help LIGO Study Supernova And Gravitational Waves

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

Black Holes Not As Powerful As Imagined

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 Discover The Farthest Supermassive Black Hole, 800 Million Times The Size Of The Sun: Now What?

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

Why Two Black Holes Just Photobombed The Andromeda Galaxy

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 Detect Gravitational Waves From Merger Of Two Neutron Stars

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

Scientists Behind Gravitational Waves Discovery Receive Nobel Prize In Physics: What The Future Holds For LIGO

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

Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves From Colliding Black Holes 1.8 Billion Light-Years Away

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

Scientists Confirm Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

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

Gravitational Waves From Black Holes Detected For The Third Time

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

Einstein Was Right: Black Holes Have Event Horizon Just As Predicted By General Theory Of Relativity

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

Dying Star Gives Birth To A Black Hole

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

Scientists Say 'Cold Spot' In Space Could Be Evidence Of The Multiverse

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

Earth-Sized Telescope Just Took The First-Ever Photo Of A Black Hole: How It Will Test Theory Of Relativity

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

Event Horizon Telescope May Help Solve Black Hole Information Paradox

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

Supermassive Black Holes Form Stars From Rapid Outflows Of Gases

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

Gravitational Wave Pushes Supermassive Black Hole Away From Center Of Host Galaxy

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

Stars Are Ripped Apart By Black Holes 100 Times More Often Than Previously Thought

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

Astronomers May Soon Capture First Actual Image Of A Black Hole

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

Black Hole Eating Star For A Decade; More Studies On Eddington Limit Urged

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

Elusive Middleweight Black Hole Found At Center Of Giant Star Cluster

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

Black Hole Feeding Frenzy: Length Of Mealtime Breaks Records, Scientists Say

A massive black hole billions of light years away from Earth has gone on a feeding frenzy that has resulted in a record-breaking mealtime, a new study reveals. How could that have happened?

Space February 7, 2017

2 Supermassive Black Holes Found Hiding In Galaxies Near Our Solar System

Using X-ray observations of NuSTAR, Chandra and Suzaku, astronomers found two supermassive black holes hiding in our galaxy's cosmic neighborhood. What prevented scientists from finding these bodies earlier?

Space January 9, 2017

X-Ray Image Shows Largest Collection Of Supermassive Black Holes Up To Billions Of Times More Massive Than The Sun

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory captured an image of black holes. About 70 percent of the image is composed of supermassive black holes that are up to billions of times more massive than the sun.

Space January 6, 2017

NASA Probes Black Holes And Cosmic X-rays In New Mission

NASA has chosen the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission to launch a space telescope that will observe patterns in the X-ray radiation from black holes and neutron stars. The IXPE mission is one of three finalists in the space agency's Astrophysics Explorers Program.

Space January 5, 2017

Gravitational Wave Scientists Earn Top Science Magazine Award: What Made LIGO Discovery A Scientific Breakthrough?

The discovery of gravitational waves validated Einstein's 100-year old prediction, but what made the discovery so special Science magazine hailed it as the scientific breakthrough of the year?

Space December 25, 2016

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