Supermassive Black Hole

Black Hole Eating a Star Seen For The First Time
June 14, 2018
Entertainment

Black Hole Eating a Star Seen For The First Time

Astronomers observe for the first time a monster black hole eating a star and throwing an enormous blast. The study relies on 10 years of observations. The new research relies on observations from a group of well-known telescopes. This may help astronomers locate black holes in the future. As the black hole rips the star...

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Astronomers Detect Radio Signals from a Black Hole Eating a Star
March 21, 2018
Entertainment

Astronomers Detect Radio Signals from a Black Hole Eating a Star

Astronomers have caught radio signals of a supermassive black hole devouring a star. Radio observations revealed the presence of a jet of high-energy particles. The radio signature closely matched the pattern of X-ray emissions, suggesting a close relationship between the two phenomena. “This is telling us the black hole...

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Astronomers Observe a Supermassive Black Hole’s Spinning Disk
February 20, 2018
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Astronomers Observe a Supermassive Black Hole’s Spinning Disk

ALMA telescope just captured an image of the rotating dusty gas torus. It swirls around the supermassive black hole of M77. So, astronomers have talked about the existence of such rotating structures decades ago. But this is the first time they’ve confirmed one so clearly. The supermassive black hole lies in the...

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Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole that “Burps”
January 17, 2018
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Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole that “Burps”

Supermassive black holes reside at the center of most, if not all, massive galaxies. Astronomers recently discovered a supermassive black hole that “burps”. It lies approximately 900 million light-years from Earth, in a galaxy called SDSS J1354+1327 (J1354 for short). The work, presented at the Washington, D.C.,...

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The Farthest Monster Black Hole Discovered
December 07, 2017
News

The Farthest Monster Black Hole Discovered

Looking at this monster black hole means you are looking at the dawn of creation. Its light takes 13 billion years to reach Earth. Researchers have discovered the oldest supermassive black hole ever found. It formed just 690 million years after the Big Bang, meaning the universe was just 5% of its current age. This was a...

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Infant Stars Found Near the Supermassive Black Hole of our Galaxy
November 29, 2017
Galaxy

Infant Stars Found Near the Supermassive Black Hole of our Galaxy

Astronomers have found telltale signs of 11 low-mass stars. They are forming ONLY three light-years away from the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. This discovery is really surprising because at this proximity conditions are harsh. Thus, star formation there is really hard to imagine. At such a distance, the supermassive...

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This is what Happens when Black Holes Collide
November 27, 2017
Entertainment

This is what Happens when Black Holes Collide

So, a black hole is a collapsed core of a very big star. Their gravity is so strong, as we know, even light can’t escape. However, black holes can collide. In the early 20th century, Einstein predicted that gravity is a distortion of spacetime. He also predicted that massive objects moving through spacetime should...

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