Latest "black hole" News

08/04/2022

Black Holes Finally Proven Mathematically Stable

The solutions to Einstein’s equations that describe a spinning black hole won’t blow up, even when poked or prodded.

Source: Quanta Magazine

07/31/2022

Scientists find most massive neutron star close to black hole limit

Source: Google News

07/20/2022

Black hole discovered that is 'quiet' and formed without explosion

Astronomers have found a new kind of "quiet" black hole that gives off faint X-ray radiation and was created without the typical galactic "kick."

Source: USA Today

07/20/2022

Cosmic crime scene reveals how black holes turn stars into 'spaghetti'

Astronomers have reconstructed the final fate of stellar material that was destroyed and partially consumed by a massive black hole.

Source: Space.com

07/20/2022

Scientists find an exotic black hole deemed a 'needle in a haystack'

Astronomers have spotted in a galaxy adjacent to our Milky Way that they are calling a cosmic "needle in a haystack" — a black hole that not only is classified as dormant but appears to have been born without the explosion of a dying star.

Source: KSL.com

07/19/2022

Black holes may die differently than we thought

New research motivated by string theory suggests possible, and equally strange, fates for evaporating black holes.

Source: Space.com

07/18/2022

Scientists find an exotic black hole deemed a 'needle in a haystack'

Astronomers have spotted in a galaxy adjacent to our Milky Way what they are calling a cosmic "needle in a haystack" - a black hole that not only is classified as dormant but appears to have been born without the explosion of a dying star.

Source: Reuters

07/18/2022

'Needle in a haystack' black hole discovered in neighboring galaxy

The dormant stellar-mass black hole in the Large Magellanic Cloud is the first to be confirmed outside of the Milky Way.

Source: Space.com

07/18/2022

'Black hole police' discover dormant black hole outside our galaxy for first time

An elusive type of black hole has been discovered in a neighboring galaxy for the first time, according to a new study based on observations from the European Southern Observatory's (ESO's) Very Large Telescope.

Source: CNN

07/15/2022

Astronomers Watched a Black Hole Shred a Star – But Surprisingly Little Was Devoured

What happens when a star wanders too close to a supermassive black hole? The obvious story is that it gets sucked in, never to be seen again. Some of its material gets superheated on the way in and that gives off huge amounts of radiation – usually

Source: ScienceAlert

07/13/2022

The Ultimate Fate of a Star Shredded by a Black Hole: Spaghettified at 22 Million Miles per Hour

Much of star’s mass in 2019 tidal disruption ended up in symmetrical cloud that hid black hole. In 2019, astronomers observed the closest example to date of a star that was shredded, or “spaghettified,” after approaching too close to a massive black hole. Tha…

Source: SciTechDaily

07/13/2022

The Ultimate Fate of a Star Shredded by a Black Hole: Spaghettified at 22 Million Miles per Hour

Much of star’s mass in 2019 tidal disruption ended up in symmetrical cloud that hid black hole. In 2019, astronomers observed the closest example to date of a star that was shredded, or “spaghettified,” after approaching too close to a massive black hole. Tha…

Source: SciTechDaily

07/13/2022

Polarized light reveals final fate of a star “spaghettified” by a black hole

It's “the first time anyone has deduced the shape of the gas cloud around a spaghettified star.”

Source: Ars Technica

07/12/2022

Black holes: why they matter

Black holes could be a key to understanding the universe, but they remain shrouded in mystery. So what are black holes—and how do scientists detect them?00:0...

Source: YouTube

07/11/2022

The ultimate fate of a star shredded by a black hole

In 2019, astronomers observed the nearest example to date of a star that was shredded, or "spaghettified," after approaching too close to a massive black hole.

Source: Phys.Org

07/09/2022

We Have a New Record For The Fastest Star Zooming Around a Supermassive Black Hole

A newly discovered star is so close to our galaxy's central supermassive black hole that it completes an orbit in just four years.

Source: ScienceAlert

07/08/2022

Newly discovered star takes just four years to orbit Sgr A*, our local supermassive black hole

Astronomers discovered a star that takes just four years to orbit Sgr A*, the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way.

Source: SYFY WIRE

07/07/2022

A star is orbiting the Milky Way's black hole at 18 million miles an hour

The discovery will help us understand more about the evolution of our galaxy and learn about fast-moving central stars.

Source: Interesting Engineering

07/07/2022

18 Million Miles per Hour: Star With the Shortest Orbital Period Around Black Hole Discovered

A newly discovered star only takes four years to travel around the black hole at the center of our Milky Way. Astronomers have discovered the fastest known star, which travels around a black hole in record time. The star, S4716, orbits Sagittarius A*, the bla…

Source: SciTechDaily

07/07/2022

Mystery of the first supermassive black holes solved at last!

Such massive, early supermassive black holes have puzzled astronomers for decades. At last, we've finally figured out how they form.

Source: Big Think

07/06/2022

Fastest known star speeds around Milky Way's black hole at 18 million mph

The star S4716 orbits the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, coming as close to it as 92 million miles.

Source: Space.com

07/05/2022

This Custom-Painted Porsche 911 is a Rolling Black Hole for Light

Ever wanted a formless Porsche, as dark and black as a goth's boots? Now you can have one.

Source: The Drive

07/05/2022

8,000 kilometers per second: Star with the shortest orbital period around black hole discovered

Researchers at the University of Cologne and Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic) have discovered the fastest known star, which travels around a black hole in record time. The star, S4716, orbits Sagittarius A*, the black hole in the center of our Milk…

Source: Phys.Org

06/29/2022

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Just Detected a Possible Roaming Black Hole Out in the Milky Way

This discovery appeared in our galaxy nearly 5,000 light years away.

Source: Martha Stewart

06/28/2022

Largest star in Milky Way is DYING and could collapse into a black hole...

Source: The-sun.com

06/27/2022

James Webb Space Telescope will study Milky Way's monster black hole

It'll team up with the Event Horizon Telescope.

Source: Space.com

06/18/2022

Scientists find possible black hole wandering the Milky Way

It's all on its lonesome.

Source: Axios

06/18/2022

Scientists Find Black Hole Which Consumes Equivalent Of 1 Earth Every Second

The black hole is easily visible to anyone with a good telescope in a very dark backyard as it has a visual magnitude of 14.5

Source: NDTV News

06/18/2022

Monstrously huge black hole devours an Earth-size chunk of matter every second

It is so massive and bright that amateur astronomers can see it from Earth.

Source: Live Science

06/18/2022

Green Light for Starship, Rouge Black Hole's Mass, Balancing Rock on Mars | Space Bites

FAA finally gave its approval to SpaceX for Starship launches from Boca Chica, Gaia released its third data drop, China stars continuous space presence, Pers...

Source: YouTube

06/16/2022

Fastest growing black hole discovered and its ‘gorging on’ an Earth-sized mass of space per second...

Source: The Sun

06/15/2022

Fastest-growing black hole ever seen is devouring the equivalent of 1 Earth per second

This behemoth has been powering an ultrabright quasar for 9 billion years.

Source: Space.com

06/15/2022

Hubble Telescope spies possible black hole roaming the galaxy

The discovery is a first for scientists and a milestone for Hubble.

Source: Chron.com

06/15/2022

Fastest-growing black hole may have been discovered by astronomers - BBC News

Source: YouTube

06/15/2022

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope data discovers roaming black hole

Astronomy researchers, with the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, have found the first direct evidence of a lone black hole drifting through space.

Source: USA Today

06/15/2022

Scientists discover rapidly growing black hole

The fastest-growing black hole of the last 9 billion years has been discovered by an international team led by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU).

Source: Phys.Org

06/14/2022

Fastest-growing black hole of past 9bn years may have been found, Australian-led astronomers say

Scientists spot extremely luminous object powered by supermassive black hole using Coonabarabran telescope

Source: The Guardian

06/14/2022

‘Black hole’ wandering near our solar system detected by Hubble Space Telescope

NASA announced this week that the Hubble Space Telescope detected what might be a wandering ‘black hole’ nearly 5,000 light-years away in the Milky Way Galaxy. The discovery led NASA to believe that the nearest black hole may be only 80 light-years away. The …

Source: KXAN.com

06/14/2022

Hubble Finds Phantom Imprint in Space Revealing Black Hole Roaming Our Milky Way Galaxy

Hubble Determines Mass of Black Hole Isolated Black Hole Supermassive black holes, such as Sagittarius A* — the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy — lie at the center of virtually all galaxies. However, a small stellar mass black hole, which is …

Source: SciTechDaily

06/14/2022

A Rogue Black Hole Roaming Our Galaxy May Have Just Been Confirmed

The first detection of what appears to be a rogue black hole drifting through the Milky Way, revealed earlier this year, just got important validation.

Source: ScienceAlert

06/13/2022

'Dark' black hole wandering the Milky Way may be the smallest yet detected

The stellar-mass black hole is likely one of 100 million solitary black holes in the Milky Way, scientists said.

Source: Space.com

06/11/2022

Ghost-like black hole may have been discovered by UC Berkeley researchers

However, they still have to determine whether it's a neutron star.

Source: SFGate

06/11/2022

Astronomers may have detected a 'dark' free-floating black hole

Black holes, by their nature, are invisible unless part of a stellar binary or surrounded by an accretion disk. Most stellar-sized black holes aren’t, but astronomers have been searching for them through gravitational microlensing events, where the black hole…

Source: EurekAlert

06/10/2022

Stellar “Ghost” Discovered: Astronomers May Have Detected a “Dark” Free-Floating Black Hole

Gravitational microlensing turns up black hole candidate, one of 200 million in the galaxy. When massive stars come to the end of their lives and explode in a supernova, they leave behind a black hole. It is estimated that about one in a thousand stars is mas…

Source: SciTechDaily

06/10/2022

Astronomers may have detected a 'dark' free-floating black hole

If, as astronomers believe, the deaths of large stars leave behind black holes, there should be hundreds of millions of them scattered throughout the Milky Way galaxy. The problem is, isolated black holes are invisible.

Source: Phys.Org

06/09/2022

James Webb Space Telescope will study how the 1st black hole 'seeds' formed in the 'baby universe'

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will search for signs of primeval black hole seeds using its NIRSpec instrument, in hopes of learning how most galaxies came to host a supermassive black hole at thei

Source: Space.com

06/06/2022

Mystery ‘structure’ shooting from black hole spotted in giant galaxy

A distant galaxy with a black hole at its center has spit out radio emissions picked up by an astronomy team in Japan.

Source: New York Post

06/06/2022

Astronomers find a treasure trove of black holes in small galaxies

Astronomers have missed a LOT of black holes in nearby galaxies. They were hiding in plain sight, and we needed to look for them in just a very slightly new way.

Source: SYFY WIRE

06/03/2022

Monster black holes may have murdered their host galaxies in the early universe

New findings place active black holes at the scene of the crime in the early universe.

Source: Space.com

06/03/2022

Optical Illusion: Is the black hole expanding, or is it staying still?

The optical illusion shows a black hole in the centre that seems like it keeps expanding.  | Trending

Source: Hindustan Times

06/02/2022

How this trippy illusion will make you see an 'expanding black hole'

It seriously tricks your brain.

Source: Live Science

06/02/2022

Are supermassive black holes killing their host galaxies?

Why are young galaxies in the distant Universe dying? Their supermassive black holes may be killing them.

Source: SYFY WIRE

06/02/2022

New Physics Theory Suggests Black Holes Are Key to Universe's Expansion and Contraction Cycles

If the universe is expanding, that might also mean it will one day contract. One theory suggests we’re caught in a never-ending cycle of these “cosmological bounces.”

Source: Daily Beast

06/01/2022

This Unsettling Optical Illusion Will Convince You You're Falling Into a Black Hole

The black hole in this optical illusion isn't really expanding, but your brain might assume otherwise.

Source: Mental Floss

06/01/2022

New Optical Illusion Makes 86% of People Feel Like They're Falling Into a Black Hole

Researchers discovered an optical illusion that provides new insights into human vision.

Source: Gizmodo.com

06/01/2022

Creepy Optical Illusion Makes It Look Like a Black Hole Is Coming to Get You

A new optical illusion can trick most of us into perceiving an expanding black hole, new research reports.

Source: ScienceAlert

05/30/2022

A 'trove' of black hole discoveries emerge from dwarf galaxies

These finds could shed light on how supermassive black holes form in galaxies like our Milky Way.

Source: Space.com

05/30/2022

A black hole formed by a lopsided merger may have gone rogue

A collision between black holes that sent one spiraling away at million 3 mph.

Source: Space.com

05/29/2022

Webb Space Telescope's Quest for Primeval Black Holes

The Webb Space Telescope team continues to work on commissioning the science instruments, the final step before starting science operations in the summer. We recently saw the spectacular image of the black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy, taken by …

Source: SciTechDaily

05/28/2022

What does a black hole sound like? NASA has an answer

NASA began «sonifying» its famous photos of outer space to help people who are visually impaired enjoy the images. Recently, it recreated the sound of a black hole 240 million light-years away.

Source: OPB News

05/28/2022

Supermassive Black Holes May Come From Comparatively Humble Beginnings, Says Study

We all know that a humongous black hole exists at the center of our galaxy. It's called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A* for short) and it has the mass of 4 million suns. We got to see a radio image of it a few weeks back, showing its accretion disk.

Source: ScienceAlert

05/27/2022

Supermassive black holes inside dying galaxies detected in early universe

An international team of astronomers used a database combining observations from the best telescopes in the world, including the Subaru Telescope, to detect the signal from the active supermassive black holes of dying galaxies in the early universe. The appea…

Source: Phys.Org

05/25/2022

Astronomers Discover Hidden Trove of Massive Black Holes – “We All Got Nervous”

Newfound black holes in dwarf galaxies shed light on the origin of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole. A team of researchers led by astronomers in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Physics & Astronomy has found a previously overlooked treasure trove of mass…

Source: SciTechDaily

05/24/2022

Who Will Get to Mars First, Black Hole Through Earth, Dinosaurs in Space | Q&A 185

Source: YouTube

05/24/2022

Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes

A team led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found a previously overlooked treasure trove of massive black holes in dwarf galaxies. The newly discovered black holes offer a glimpse into the life story of the supermassive bl…

Source: Phys.Org

05/17/2022

First Direct Visual Evidence That the Object in the Center of the Milky Way Is Indeed a Black Hole

Astronomers reveal the first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy. It is the first direct visual evidence of a ring-like structure like M87*. Theoretical Physicists of Goethe University Frankfurt were instrumental in interpreting the data. Astro…

Source: SciTechDaily

05/16/2022

After 2nd black hole photo, scientists dream of videos next

What does the Event Horizon Telescope have in store for us over the next few years?

Source: Space.com

05/16/2022

Black hole science enters its golden age

The idea of black holes have been around for over 200 years. Today, we're seeing them in previously unimaginable ways.

Source: Big Think

05/15/2022

NASA Releases New Black Hole ‘Sounds’

NASA releases new images and sounds created from data collected on black holes.

Source: VOA News

05/15/2022

You’ve Seen the New Image of the Milky Way’s Black Hole – Now Hear It!

This is a sonification — translation into sound — of the latest image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*). Using a radar-like scan, the sonification begins at the …

Source: SciTechDaily

05/14/2022

Images of Black Hole in Milky Way's Center Finally Captured

Scientists are celebrating the second successful imaging of a black hole. Using the same Event Horizon Telescope that was able to capture the first image of ...

Source: YouTube

05/14/2022

This Week @NASA: Webb Telescope Mission, Historic Black Hole Image, Monster Quake on Mars

The Webb Telescope is closer to starting its mission of science … A historic look at the center of our galaxy … And the Crew-3 astronauts reflect on their mission … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! https://youtu.be/0a3MNHmhLe0 Webb …

Source: SciTechDaily

05/13/2022

Image of Milky Way black hole marks new era in space science

For decades scientists have believed there is a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. For the first time this week, they released an astonishing image of it, about 27,000 light years away from Earth. An international collaboration of scientists an…

Source: PBS

05/13/2022

Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole by EHT, Russia's ISS Bluff, Ingenuity's Problems | Space Bites

Source: YouTube

05/13/2022

Black hole winds are no longer as they used to be

During the first billion years of the universe, winds blown by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies were much more frequent and more powerful than those observed in today's galaxies, some 13 billion years later. Such winds were so mighty that t…

Source: Phys.Org

05/13/2022

Yes, the new photo of the Milky Way's monster black hole looks fuzzy. Here's why it isn't.

It's actually one of the sharpest images ever.

Source: Space.com

05/13/2022

'Supermassive' black hole at the centre of our galaxy viewed for the first time

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtubeScientists unveiled an image of a supermassive black hole at the centre of the...

Source: YouTube

05/13/2022

Milky Way vs M87: Event Horizon Telescope photos show 2 very different monster black holes

'M87 was exciting because it was extraordinary. Sagittarius A* is exciting because it's common.'

Source: Space.com

05/13/2022

Astronomers, including Harvard researchers, capture 1st image of Milky Way's huge black hole

The colorized image unveiled Thursday is from the international consortium behind the Event Horizon Telescope, a collection of eight synchronized radio telescopes around the world. Previous efforts had found the black hole in the center of our galaxy too jump…

Source: WCVB Boston

05/13/2022

Our Galaxy's Dark Heart: Astronomers Capture First Ever Image of the Milky Way's Black Hole

This is Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole that resides in the center of our home galaxy.

Source: CNET

05/13/2022

1st image of supermassive black hole at the center of Milky Way galaxy revealed

For the first time, astronomers have captured an image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, confirming the presence of the cosmic object. It is 4 million times more massive than our sun.

Source: CNN

05/12/2022

Haunting audio from a black hole allows humans to hear the sounds of space 240 million light-years away

NASA said "this sonification is unlike any other done before."

Source: CBS News

05/12/2022

Supermassive black hole at centre of Milky Way seen for first time

Event Horizon telescope captures image giving a glimpse of the turbulent heart of our galaxy

Source: The Guardian

05/12/2022

What do black holes sound like? NASA releases recording of black hole in distant galaxy

NASA released new audio approximating the sound of a black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster, which experts discovered had a pitch over a “mil...

Source: YouTube

05/12/2022

First image of black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy captured - The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world got a look Thursday at the first wild but fuzzy image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, with astronomers calling it a “gentle giant" on a near-starvation diet.

Source: Associated Press

05/12/2022

Doomed To Collide: Astronomers Announce Discovery of Supermassive Binary Black Holes

A team of researchers from Purdue University and other institutions has discovered a supermassive black hole binary system, one of only two known such systems. The two black holes, which orbit each other, likely weigh the equivalent of 100 million suns each. …

Source: SciTechDaily

05/12/2022

Has the Milky Way’s Black Hole Come to Light?

The Event Horizon Telescope reaches again for a glimpse of the “unseeable.”

Source: New York Times

05/11/2022

Watch Live: Astronomers Reveal 'Groundbreaking Result' of Milky Way's Black Hole

We might see the Milky Way's supermassive black hole for the first time on Thursday. Here's how you can follow along.

Source: CNET

05/10/2022

Astronomers see a big boom when a black hole's magnetic field suddenly flips over

Source: Salon

05/10/2022

Sizing Up the “Shadows” of Two Supermassive Black Holes in the Process of Colliding

In a Pair of Merging Supermassive Black Holes, a New Method for Measuring the Void Scientists have discovered a way of sizing up the ‘shadows’ of two supermassive black holes in the process of colliding, giving astronomers a potentially new tool for measuring…

Source: SciTechDaily

05/10/2022

‘Cosmic horror.’ NASA pinpoints terrifying ‘sounds’ echoing from distant black hole

Source: Google News

05/10/2022

Black hole hunters cast gaze at center of the Milky Way galaxy

Residing at the center of our spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy is a beast - a supermassive black hole possessing 4 million times the mass of our sun and consuming any material including gas, dust and stars straying within its immense gravitational pull.

Source: Reuters

05/09/2022

In a pair of merging supermassive black holes, a new method for measuring the void

Three years ago, the first ever image of a black hole stunned the world. A black pit of nothingness enclosed by a fiery ring of light. That iconic image of the black hole at the center of galaxy Messier 87 came into focus thanks to the Event Horizon Telescope…

Source: Phys.Org

05/09/2022

Listen to the sound of a black hole, recorded by NASA

The new "sonification" has been scaled up around 57 octaves for human ears

Source: DJ Mag

05/09/2022

'Groundbreaking Result' of Milky Way's Black Hole Coming Soon

Will we soon see the Milky Way's supermassive black hole for the first time? Astronomers are teasing a big result this week.

Source: CNET

05/09/2022

These Eerie Wails Are a Real Sound Wave From a Supermassive Black Hole

We might not be able to hear sound in space, but that doesn't mean there isn't any. In 2003, astronomers detected something truly astonishing: acoustic waves propagating through the gas surrounding a supermassive black hole, 250 million light-years a

Source: ScienceAlert

05/09/2022

We May Have Caught a Supermassive Black Hole Flipping Its Entire Magnetic Field

Black holes are powerful cosmic engines. They provide the energy behind quasars and other active galactic nuclei (AGNs). This is due to the interaction of matter with its powerful gravitational and magnetic fields.

Source: ScienceAlert

05/08/2022

Monster black hole might have executed a magnetic 'flip'

X-ray emissions disappeared and then came back again due to changes in the environment, a study suggests.

Source: Space.com

05/08/2022

This Week @NASA: Crew-3 Astronauts Return to Earth, Boeing's CST-100 Starliner, Black Holes

The Crew-3 astronauts return from the space station … The spacecraft for another commercial crew mission is on the move …. And discussing NASA’s budget … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! https://youtu.be/7rGj_Q9g6bE The Crew-3 Astro…

Source: SciTechDaily

05/07/2022

Scientists Capture the Mournful Wailing of a Black Hole

NASA released creepy wailing noises made by a black hole in the Perseus Galaxy Cluster on Wednesday. Researchers have studied it since 2003.

Source: Futurism

05/07/2022

NASA releases black hole sonifications

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has released two new sonifications of well-known black holes. Sonifications are translations of astronomical data into sound.

Source: Fox News

05/07/2022

Hear the Weird Sounds of a Black Hole Singing

As part of an effort to “sonify” the cosmos, researchers have converted the pressure waves from a black hole into an audible … something.

Source: New York Times

05/06/2022

NASA releases audio recording of a black hole - and it sounds like a Hans Zimmer score

Source: Sky.com

05/06/2022

Listen: NASA releases recording of eerie sound from black hole

Credit: NASA via Storyful (WJW) — NASA has released audio from radar that picked up sounds coming from a black hole to coincide with Black Hole Week. NASA says the noise is from the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster, which experts discove…

Source: fox8.com

05/06/2022

Listen to eerie sounds from echoing black holes

Millions of elusive black holes hide in plain sight across the Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers are using the X-ray echoes released by these extreme cosmic objects to find them -- and they make some eerie sounds in the process.

Source: CNN

05/06/2022

Spontaneous Magnetic Reversal of Monster Black Hole Sparks Enigmatic Outburst

NASA’s Swift Observatory Tracks Potential Magnetic Flip of Monster Black Hole A rare and enigmatic outburst from an active galaxy 236 million light-years away may have been sparked by a magnetic reversal, a spontaneous flip of the magnetic field surrounding i…

Source: SciTechDaily

05/05/2022

A surging glow in a distant galaxy could change the way we look at black holes

Something strange is afoot in the galaxy known as 1ES 1927+654: In late 2017, and for reasons that scientists couldn't explain, the supermassive black hole sitting at the heart of this galaxy underwent a massive identity crisis. Over a span of months, the alr…

Source: Phys.Org

05/05/2022

Hear What a Black Hole Sounds Like – New NASA Black Hole Sonifications With a Remix

Two new sonifications of well-known black holes have been released for NASA's Black Hole Week. The Perseus galaxy cluster was made famous because of sound waves detected around its black hole by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory in 2003. Scanning like a radar …

Source: SciTechDaily

05/04/2022

New black hole sonifications with a remix are now available for listening

Since 2003, the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster has been associated with sound. This is because astronomers discovered that pressure waves sent out by the black hole caused ripples in the cluster's hot gas that could be translated into …

Source: Phys.Org

05/04/2022

NASA Visualization Shows Black Holes Dancing with Stars

In these binary systems, a star is slowly eaten as it death-spirals around a black hole.

Source: Gizmodo.com

05/04/2022

New NASA Black Hole Sonifications with a Remix

Since 2003, the black hole at the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster has been associated with sound. Now a new sonification brings more notes to this black hole sound machine. This new sonification – that is, the translation of astronomical data into sound …

Source: NASA

05/03/2022

Hear the Eerie Sounds of a Black Hole Echo – Search Reveals 8 New Sources of Black Hole Echoes

New findings will help scientists trace a black hole’s evolution as it feeds on stellar material. Tens of millions of black holes are strewn across our Milky Way galaxy. These gravitational wells of spacetime are so enormously powerful that infalling matter, …

Source: SciTechDaily

05/03/2022

Listen to the sound of a black hole feeding on stellar material

The MIT study could shed light on how supermassive black holes help shape their galaxies..

Source: Engadget

05/02/2022

Listen to the X-ray echoes of a black hole as it devours a companion star

MIT's "reverberation machine" algorithm revealed eight new sources of those echoes.

Source: Ars Technica

05/02/2022

Hear the Sound of a Black Hole ‘Echo’

The "Reverberation Machine" is helping scientists detect outbursts from black holes.

Source: Gizmodo.com

04/30/2022

See a behemoth black hole and spiral galaxy like only the Hubble telescope can

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope snapped a new image of a barred spiral galaxy, called M91, which has a monstrous black hole at its core.

Source: Space.com

04/29/2022

“Groundbreaking” New Milky Way Announcement Coming From First Black Hole Image Team

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) and the European Southern Observatory have announced a press conference for May 12 on “groundbreaking Milky Way results”.

Source: IFLScience

04/28/2022

'Groundbreaking' Milky Way results from telescope network behind 1st black hole image coming soon

We'll find out more May 12 from the same telescope group that imaged a black hole in April 2019.

Source: Space.com

04/24/2022

Researchers say black holes destroy thousands of stars as they grow

Source: Google News

04/22/2022

Growing black holes are swallowing thousands of stars in space, NASA says

WASHINGTON (TND) — Black holes in space are getting bigger and stronger, according to NASA. A new survey of more than 100 galaxies by the space agency's Chandra X-ray Observatory "has uncovered signs that black holes are demolishing thousands of stars …

Source: Thenationaldesk.com

04/22/2022

Midsize black holes spotted forming in wreckage of stars

Elusive intermediate-mass black holes could be growing inside dense star clusters through a runaway process of merging with stars.

Source: Space.com

04/20/2022

Black Holes Raze Thousands of Stars to Fuel Growth

Astronomers have found evidence for the destruction of thousands of stars in multiple galaxies, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Growing black holes within dense stellar clusters are thought to be responsible for this large-scale devastation.

Source: NASA

04/18/2022

NASA discovers rapidly growing black hole — a "missing link" connecting the origins of the universe that was hiding in plain sight

Scientists say a "missing link" that helps to explain the mysteries of the birth of the universe has been hiding in plain sight.

Source: CBS News

04/14/2022

NASA Hubble Archives Reveal Mysterious Ancestor of Supermassive Black Holes

A striking crimson dot in old telescope data could tell us how our universe's most threatening voids came to be.

Source: CNET

04/14/2022

Finding the Origins of Supermassive Black Holes

This artist's impression is of a supermassive black hole that is inside the dust-shrouded core of a vigorously star-forming "starburst" galaxy.

Source: NASA

04/13/2022

Scientists investigate supermassive black hole ancestor from universe's 'cosmic dawn'

Scientists are studying a "cosmic dawn" object born just 750 million years after the Big Bang.

Source: Space.com

04/13/2022

Hubble Spotted a Supermassive Black Hole Ancestor Hiding in Plain Sight

It was right in front of us the whole time.

Source: Daily Beast

04/06/2022

New Hubble photo shows galaxy's bright supermassive black hole cloaked in dust

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning new view of a galaxy, which, when viewed from the side, looks like any normal spiral galaxy, but it actually harbors an incredibly bright active galactic nucleus at its core.

Source: Space.com

04/01/2022

A Stupid Amount of Feasting Black Holes Was Detected in This Cosmic Spiderweb

New images of the Spiderweb protocluster of galaxies reveal an unusually high number of active supermassive black holes.

Source: ScienceAlert

04/01/2022

Feasting Black Holes Caught in Galactic Spiderweb

To look for black holes around the "Spiderweb" galaxy, astronomers observed for over 8 days with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra revealed 14 actively growing supermassive black holes — a much higher rate than other similar samples. The difference ma…

Source: SciTechDaily

03/21/2022

Black holes may grow quantum 'hair'

Information about a black hole's insides might be imprinted in its gravitational field.

Source: Live Science

03/21/2022

Best of Last Week – Solving Hawking's black hole paradox, a new form of ice, bad cholesterol may not be so bad

It was a good week for physics research as work by two teams of theorists working independently may have solved Stephen Hawking's black hole paradox. The first demonstrated that black holes are more complex than thought, while the second followed up on work b…

Source: Phys.Org

03/18/2022

Scientists may have solved Stephen Hawking's black hole paradox

Researchers may have solved Professor Stephen Hawking's famous black hole paradox—a mystery that has puzzled scientists for almost half a century.

Source: Phys.Org

03/17/2022

Black hole 'quantum hair' might solve a decades-old scientific paradox

Scientists claim to have solved a scientific paradox by determining that black holes have 'quantum hair.'.

Source: Engadget

03/17/2022

‘Quantum hair’ could resolve Hawking’s black hole paradox, say scientists

New mathematical formulation means huge paradigm shift in physics would not be necessary

Source: The Guardian

03/17/2022

Scientists claim hairy black holes explain Hawking paradox

Researchers say they have solved one of science's biggest paradoxes, first identified by Prof Stephen Hawking.

Source: BBC News

03/14/2022

Black hole “billiards” may explain strange aspects of 2019 black hole merger

Simulations consistent with large masses, eccentric orbits, tilted spin axes of GW190521.

Source: Ars Technica

03/14/2022

Tiny Galaxies Reveal Secrets of Supermassive Black Holes

Dwarf galaxies weren’t supposed to have big black holes. Their surprise discovery has revealed clues about how the universe’s biggest black holes could have formed.

Source: Quanta Magazine

03/10/2022

Wormholes Could Help Solve an Infamous Black Hole Paradox, Says Fun New Paper

What happens to information after it has passed beyond the event horizon of a black hole? There have been suggestions that the geometry of wormholes might help us solve this vexing problem – but the math has been tricky, to say the least.

Source: ScienceAlert

03/10/2022

New discovery says the closest black hole to Earth isn’t a black hole at all

What was once believed to be the Earth's closest black hole has now been classified as a two-star system with a vampiric star.

Source: BGR

03/09/2022

Around a monster black hole, smaller black holes collide in strange ways

In this celestial "billiards" game, chaos reigns.

Source: Space.com

03/09/2022

Chaotic Triple Drama: Black Hole Billiards in the Centers of Galaxies

Researchers provide the first plausible explanation to why one of the most massive black hole pairs observed to date by gravitational waves also seemed to merge on a non-circular orbit. Their suggested solution, now published in Nature, involves a chaotic tri…

Source: SciTechDaily

03/09/2022

Giant radiation bubbles created by monster black hole feeding frenzy, new study suggests

Two giant bubbles of gamma rays and X-rays that erupted from the center of the Milky Way may stem from a supermassive black hole's feeding frenzy at the heart of the galaxy, a new study finds.

Source: Space.com

03/09/2022

Gigantic Bubbles at Center of Milky Way Caused by Powerful Jet of Energy From Supermassive Black Hole

In 2020, the X-ray telescope eRosita took images of two enormous bubbles extending far above and below the center of our galaxy. Since then, astronomers have debated their origin. Now, a study including University of Michigan research suggests the bubbles are…

Source: SciTechDaily

03/08/2022

Massive bubbles at center of Milky Way caused by supermassive black hole

In 2020, the X-ray telescope eRosita took images of two enormous bubbles extending far above and below the center of our galaxy.

Source: Phys.Org

03/07/2022

Astronomers take 'heartbeat' of black hole

A black hole gets a large corona before it emits jets. This is revealed, among other things, by the heartbeat graph that an international team of astronomers has made of a black hole and a star orbiting around each other. The team, led by Mariano Méndez from …

Source: Phys.Org

03/03/2022

The closest black hole to Earth is no more — in fact, it never existed

Astronomers fell for a cosmic optical illusion — but the truth may be just as cool.

Source: Live Science

03/02/2022

The closest black hole to Earth doesn't actually exist

It's a classic case of mistaken identity — and stellar vampirism.

Source: Space.com

03/02/2022

Two black holes locked in cosmic dance near galaxy's center are doomed to crash

Once the pair collide in 10,000 years, the ripple effects will be visible across the universe.

Source: Space.com

03/02/2022

'Closest black hole' system found to contain no black hole

In 2020 a team led by European Southern Observatory (ESO) astronomers reported the closest black hole to Earth, located just 1,000 light-years away in the HR 6819 system. But the results of their study were contested by other researchers, including by an inte…

Source: Phys.Org

03/01/2022

2 monster black holes are headed toward a collision that will rock the fabric of space-time

The two black holes will merge about 10,000 years from now and ripple the fabric of space-time in the process.

Source: Live Science

02/28/2022

Astronomers Find Two Supermassive Black Holes Spiraling Toward a Cataclysmic Collision

A supermassive black hole 9 billion light-years away appears to have a companion black hole orbiting around it. As the orbit shrinks, the pair gets closer to merging. Supermassive black holes millions to billions of times the mass of our Sun lie at the heart …

Source: SciTechDaily

02/26/2022

Supermassive black holes will smash into each other and warp space and time, scientists warn

Two massive black holes will merge in 10,000 years, in a collision that will send ripples across the universe, a new study finds.

Source: New York Post

02/25/2022

2 Supermassive Black Holes Are Locked in The Tightest Orbit We've Seen Yet

A dance of death is taking place at the heart of a galaxy in the distant Universe.

Source: ScienceAlert

02/25/2022

Death Spiral: A Black Hole Spins on Its Side – “Completely Unexpected”

Researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, found that the axis of rotation of a black hole in a binary system is tilted more than 40 degrees relative to the axis of stellar orbit. The finding challenges current theoretical models of black hole formati…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/25/2022

Two Supermassive Black Holes on Verge of Colliding Spotted by Scientists

The two colossal black holes, 9 billion light-years from Earth, orbit each other once every two years and will have a highly energetic collision when they meet.

Source: Newsweek

02/24/2022

Astronomers Find Two Giant Black Holes Spiraling Toward a Collision

A supermassive black hole 9 billion light-years away appears to have a companion black hole orbiting around it. As the orbit shrinks, the pair gets closer to merging.

Source: NASA

02/24/2022

Strangely tilted black hole challenges formation theories

A tilted black hole spinning around a misaligned axis has been discovered in our galaxy, challenging theories of black hole formation.

Source: Space.com

02/24/2022

Two Supermassive Black Holes on Track to Collide Will Warp Space and Time

They'll merge in about 10,000 years. One researcher relates the epic discovery of these enormous voids to "a good detective story."

Source: CNET

02/24/2022

Funky Black Hole Is Spinning Tilted

Astronomers say it's the most misaligned black hole they've ever seen.

Source: Gizmodo.com

02/24/2022

Supermassive black hole captured in stunning new image

NASA describes NGC 1566 — the Spanish Dancer galaxy — as an “island universe containing billions of stars” located approximately 70 million light-years away from Earth

Source: New York Post

02/24/2022

Is our universe a holographic projection? Scientists are using black holes and quantum computing to find out.

What's inside a black hole? Quantum computers and deep learning may finally reveal clues.

Source: Space.com

02/24/2022

Colossal Black Holes Locked in an Epic Cosmic Dance at Heart of Galaxy

Astronomers find evidence for the tightest-knit supermassive black hole duo observed to date. Locked in an epic cosmic waltz 9 billion light years away, two supermassive black holes appear to be orbiting around each other every two years. The two giant bodies…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/23/2022

Colossal black holes locked in dance at heart of galaxy

Locked in an epic cosmic waltz 9 billion light years away, two supermassive black holes appear to be orbiting around each other every two years. The two giant bodies each have masses that are hundreds of millions of times larger than that of our sun, and the …

Source: Phys.Org

02/22/2022

Stunning image shows galactic dance of stars swirling around a supermassive black hole

oung stars surround a supermassive black hole in a stunning new image of the Spanish Dancer galaxy captured by an instrument designed to search for dark energy.

Source: Space.com

02/22/2022

Astronomers Uncover Hidden Supermassive Black Hole

An international team of astronomers led by Violeta Gámez Rosas (Leiden University) has observed a supermassive black hole hidden in a ring of dust. This discovery fits the idea that the so-called active centers of galaxies are much more similar than observat…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/21/2022

James Webb Space Telescope will study Milky Way's flaring supermassive black hole

Sagittarius A* flickers every hour, making it a challenging target for telescopes.

Source: Space.com

02/16/2022

Scientists spot supermassive black hole hiding inside thick cosmic dust

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope Interferometer detected a supermassive black hole masked by a cloud of cosmic dust at the center of Messier 77, revealing new clues about active galactic nuclei.

Source: Space.com

02/16/2022

Supermassive Black Hole Caught Hiding in an Immense Ring of Cosmic Dust

The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (ESO’s VLTI) has observed a cloud of cosmic dust at the center of the galaxy Messier 77 that is hiding a supermassive black hole. The findings have confirmed predictions made around 30 ye…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/15/2022

Is the universe a hologram? Looking inside a black hole suggests it might be

Source: Sky.com

02/15/2022

What's Inside a Black Hole? Physicist Probes Holographic Duality With Quantum Computing To Find Out

Dude, what if everything around us was just … a hologram? The thing is, it could be—and a University of Michigan physicist is using quantum computing and machine learning to better understand the idea, called holographic duality. Holographic duality is a math…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/14/2022

What's inside a black hole

Dude, what if everything around us was just ... a hologram?

Source: Phys.Org

02/14/2022

Astronomers may have spotted an 'invisible' black hole for the first time

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers think they have discovered a black hole which is completely invisible for the first time.

Source: Live Science

02/10/2022

Researchers solve mystery of black holes

Bright flares occasionally emitted by black holes are produced by super-strong magnetic fields, computer simulations revealed

Source: RT

02/10/2022

Supercomputers Simulated a Black Hole And Found Something We've Never Seen Before

While black holes might always be black, they do occasionally emit some intense bursts of light from just outside their event horizon. Previously, what exactly caused these flares had been a mystery to science.

Source: ScienceAlert

02/08/2022

Astronomers just discovered a new black hole that’s unlike anything seen before

Researchers have discovered the very first rogue black hole, and it’s less than 5,000 light-years away. The astronomers detected and measured the mass of an ...

Source: BGR

02/07/2022

First Rogue Black Hole Ever Discovered – And It’s Only 5,000 Light-Years Away

Microlensing strikes again. Astronomers have been using the technique to detect everything from rogue planets to the most distant star ever seen. Now, astronomers have officially found another elusive object that has long been theorized, and that Universe Tod…

Source: SciTechDaily

02/07/2022

First glimpse of lone black hole delights astronomers

The invisible cosmic tourist could carry clues about supernova explosions.

Source: Nature.com

02/07/2022

Rogue black hole spotted on its own for the first time

The isolated stellar-mass black hole is the first of its kind ever detected, scientists say.

Source: Space.com

02/06/2022

First ever wandering black hole discovered in our galaxy

Astronomers claim to have detected the first ever wandering black hole in our galaxy by studying light emitted by another distant star

Source: RT

02/04/2022

For The First Time, a Lone Black Hole Has Been Found Wandering The Milky Way

Like an ancient cardigan, the Milky Way should be absolutely riddled with black holes.

Source: ScienceAlert

02/03/2022

Astronomers find the first rogue black hole wandering the Milky Way!

Exploiting a bizarre property of black holes and gravity, astronomers may have made the first unambiguous detection of an isolated stellar-mass black hole in our galaxy, including a measurement of its mass and distance! If this pans out it will be the first r…

Source: SYFY WIRE

01/25/2022

Astrophysicists May Have Found a Rare Species of Black Hole in the Andromeda Galaxy

The researchers suspect a globular cluster contains an elusive intermediate-mass black hole.

Source: Gizmodo.com

01/25/2022

The Black Hole: Go Inside the Raiders Coaching Search

After speaking with numerous NFL executives, here's what we're hearing on where things stand with the Raiders' search for their next head coach.

Source: Sports Illustrated

01/25/2022

Powerful, nearby black holes could help to explain universe's origins

Could a black hole reveal clues about the Epoch of Reionization?

Source: Space.com

01/25/2022

Extraordinary Black Hole – Unlike Any Other – Discovered in Neighboring Galaxy

The discovery, one of the only confirmed intermediate-mass black holes, lives in an equally rare object known as a low-mass, stripped nucleus. Astronomers discovered a black hole unlike any other. At one hundred thousand solar masses, it is smaller than the b…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/24/2022

There are 40 quintillion black holes in the observable Universe. More or less.

How many black holes are there? I don't mean near the Sun, or even in the galaxy. I mean, how many black holes are there in the entire observable Universe? Turns out about 40 billion billion of them. For those who like numbers, that's 40,000,000,000,…

Source: SYFY WIRE

01/24/2022

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... a massive black hole spewed out gases that probably helped make stars

As it destroys so it creates

Source: Theregister.com

01/24/2022

Highly Eccentric Black Hole Merger Detected for the First Time

Findings by the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation published in Nature Astronomy. For the first time, scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. According to a paper published in Nature Astronomy …

Source: SciTechDaily

01/22/2022

Scientists Discover Black Hole That's Creating Stars Instead of Devouring Them

The Hubble Space Telescope found a star formation in a dwarf starburst galaxy. The black hole in the center may have actually created the star formation.

Source: Futurism

01/22/2022

The Hubble telescope just spotted a black hole giving birth to new stars

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a snapshot of a black hole birthing new stars in a galaxy millions of light-years away.

Source: BGR

01/21/2022

Hubble telescope spots a black hole fostering baby stars in a dwarf galaxy

Black holes can not only rip stars apart, but they can also trigger star formation, as scientists have now seen in a nearby dwarf galaxy.

Source: Space.com

01/21/2022

A black hole fueling star birth has scientists doing a double-take

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a black hole that actually contribued to star formation, rather than demolishing them, in a dwarf galaxy 30 million light-years from Earth.

Source: CNN

01/21/2022

Researchers detect 1st merger between black holes with eccentric orbits

Gravitational waves detected from a black hole merger confirm, for the first time, that the black holes had eccentric orbits before they collided.

Source: Space.com

01/20/2022

There Are 40,000,000,000,000,000,000+ Black Holes in the Observable Universe, Says New Estimate

The team of astrophysicists found that 1% of ordinary matter may be stored away in the lightless spheres.

Source: Gizmodo.com

01/20/2022

Scientists confirm a highly eccentric black hole merger for the first time

For the first time, scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. According to a paper published in Nature Astronomy by researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Computational Relativity and Gra…

Source: Phys.Org

01/20/2022

Monster black hole spotted 'giving birth' to stars

The black hole spewed the star-forming material at roughly 1 million mph (1.6 million km/h).

Source: Live Science

01/20/2022

40 quintillion stellar-mass black holes are lurking in the universe, new study finds

The researchers hope to use the estimate to figure out the mystery of how supermassive black holes came to be.

Source: Live Science

01/20/2022

Hubble Spots a Black Hole Igniting a Firestorm of Star Formation in a Dwarf Galaxy

Dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 continues to make a big impact, defying astronomers' expectations. Black holes are often described as the monsters of the universe—tearing apart stars, consuming anything that comes too close, and holding light captive. Detailed evide…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/19/2022

Hubble finds a black hole igniting star formation in a dwarf galaxy

Black holes are often described as the monsters of the universe—tearing apart stars, consuming anything that comes too close, and holding light captive. Detailed evidence from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, however, shows a black hole in a new light: Fosterin…

Source: Phys.Org

01/19/2022

There are 40 quadrillion black holes in the observable universe - study

Source: Google News

01/19/2022

A black hole is giving birth to stars, Nasa finds

A black hole has been ‘ giving birth to stars in a nearby dwarf galaxy.

Source: Independent

01/19/2022

Space: Around 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 black holes make up 1% of the observable universe

A new computational approach was developed by experts from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste to estimate how many stellar-mass black holes should have formed.

Source: Daily Mail

01/19/2022

How Many Black Holes Are in the Universe? 40,000,000,000,000,000,000

With a new computational approach, SISSA researchers have been able to make the fascinating calculation. Moreover, according to their work, around 1% of the overall ordinary (baryonic) matter is locked up in stellar mass black holes. How many black holes are …

Source: SciTechDaily

01/19/2022

A New Study Calculates The Number of Black Holes in The Universe. It's a Lot

Because we can't see black holes, it's hard to know exactly how many are out there in the big, wide Universe.

Source: ScienceAlert

01/19/2022

Yvette Mimieux, Star of ‘The Time Machine,’ ‘The Black Hole,’ Dies at 80

Popular on Variety Actress Yvette Mimieux, who starred in movies including “Where the Boys Are,” “The Time Machine,” “Light in the Piazza,” “Toys in the Attic,” “Dark of the Sun” and “The Picasso Summer,” died Tuesday. She was 80. The beautiful blonde Mimieux…

Source: Variety

01/17/2022

Newly Discovered Type of “Strange Metal” – Material That Shares Fundamental Quantum Attributes With Black Holes

A new discovery could help scientists to understand “strange metals,” a class of materials that are related to high-temperature superconductors and share fundamental quantum attributes with black holes. Scientists understand quite well how temperature affects…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/17/2022

Black Hole at Center of Milky Way Is Unpredictable and Chaotic – Mysterious Flares Erupt Every Day

An international team of researchers, led by postgraduate student Alexis Andrés, has found that the black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, not only flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term. The team analyzed 15 years’ wort…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/15/2022

A Major Milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope, a “Mini” Monster Black Hole [Video]

A major milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope, what astronomers could learn from a “mini” monster black hole, and the latest assessment of our planet’s global surface temperature … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! https://you…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/13/2022

Astronomers confront massive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*

At the center of the Milky Way is a supermassive black hole, 4.3 million times bigger than the sun, known as Sagittarius A*. Until recently, it was not clear how much of the matter at the heart of the galaxy was Sagittarius A*. Astronomers measured the veloci…

Source: Phys.Org

01/12/2022

The Milky Way's supermassive black hole is leaking gas

The supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is leaking.

Source: Space.com

01/12/2022

'Mini' monster black hole discovered hiding in a dwarf galaxy

A newly discovered "mini" supermassive black hole could help reveal some of the secrets behind the biggest black holes in the cosmos.

Source: Space.com

01/12/2022

The supermassive black hole in our galaxy is unpredictable - study

Source: Google News

01/12/2022

Black hole at center of Milky Way unpredictable and chaotic

An international team of researchers, led by postgraduate student Alexis Andrés, has found that the black hole at the center of our galaxy, Sagittarius A*, not only flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term. The team analyzed 15 years' wort…

Source: Phys.Org

01/11/2022

Radio astronomers scouring the archives spotted black hole devouring a star

It's the second such event discovered in radio regime; the first was discovered in 2020.

Source: Ars Technica

01/11/2022

Supermassive black hole gobbled up a star in the 1980s, and high schoolers helped discover it

Astronomers have found evidence of a black hole snacking on a star in data gathered back in the 1980s, according to new research.

Source: Space.com

01/11/2022

Newly Discovered 'Mini' Supermassive Black Hole Is Among The Smallest Ever Found

Because they emit nothing we can detect, there are many things about black holes we simply do not know.

Source: ScienceAlert

01/10/2022

“Mini” Monster Black Hole Could Hold Clues to Giant's Growth

The discovery of a supermassive black hole in a relatively small galaxy could help astronomers unravel the mystery surrounding how the very biggest black holes grow.

Source: NASA

01/10/2022

A Black Hole – A Million Times As Bright As Our Sun – Offers Potential Clue to Reinonization of Universe

About 400,000 years after the universe was created began a period called “The Epoch of Reionization.” During this time, the once hotter universe began to cool and matter clumped together, forming the first stars and galaxies. As these stars and galaxies emerg…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/09/2022

Astronomers Capture Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon in the Sky

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from our nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole.

Source: Good News Network

01/04/2022

Why didn't black holes exist right after the Big Bang?

Known as primordial black holes, they could thoroughly change our Universe's history. But the evidence is strongly against them.

Source: Big Think

01/03/2022

Those aren't stars – they're black holes

New map reveals 25,000 supermassive black holes in the night sky

Source: TechRadar

01/03/2022

Are Black Holes and Dark Matter the Same? Astrophysicists Upend Textbook Explanations

Upending textbook explanations, astrophysicists from the University of Miami, Yale University, and the European Space Agency suggest that primordial black holes account for all dark matter in the universe. Proposing an alternative model for how the universe c…

Source: SciTechDaily

01/03/2022

Is dark matter made of black holes born at the dawn of time?

Astronomers face a number of annoying problems we have with the Universe, and one of the biggest is dark matter.

Source: SYFY WIRE

01/02/2022

The Tiny Dots in This Image Aren't Stars or Galaxies. They're Black Holes

The image above may look like a fairly normal picture of the night sky, but what you're looking at is a lot more special than just glittering stars. Each of those white dots is an active supermassive black hole.

Source: ScienceAlert

12/29/2021

Astronomers See Black Hole Jets Blaze 16x Wider Than The Full Moon in Our Sky

Astronomers have captured a breathtaking radio wave image, showing our closest radio active black hole spewing out massive jets of plasma that span more than 16 times the size of the full moon in our sky.

Source: ScienceAlert

12/29/2021

Black hole eruption as big as 16 Moons captured in ‘most comprehensive’ image

Scientists have captured images of a supermassive black hole some 12 million light years from Earth

Source: RT

12/26/2021

Don’t miss this stunning photo of a black hole erupting

Astronomers have captured a stunning photograph of a supermassive black hole erupting over 12 million light-years from the Earth. The photo is of the radio...

Source: BGR

12/25/2021

Astronomers Capture Supermassive Black Hole Eruption Near Earth Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon in the Sky

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from the nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole to Earth. The emission is powered by a central black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, about 12 million light years away. As the b…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/24/2021

Primordial Black Holes Could Explain Dark Matter and the Growth of Supermassive Black Holes at the Same Time

The James Webb telescope might discover primordial black holes in the near future.

Source: Universe Today

12/24/2021

The 10 wildest things we learned about black holes in 2021

Everything we learned about black holes this year.

Source: Live Science

12/24/2021

Nasa’s X-ray boom arm for black hole studies extends in orbit

Mission is step closer to exploring most energetic and exotic celestial objects in universe

Source: The Guardian

12/23/2021

This record-breaking black hole eruption could cover 16 full moons in the sky

Astronomers have captured a detailed image of a massive eruption from the nearest feeding supermassive black hole that spans the size of 16 full moons in the sky.

Source: Space.com

12/23/2021

Two monster black holes roar, carve out enormous cavities around them

I recently wrote about the possibility that two huge black holes collided and merged in the center of the Andromeda Galaxy, sowing chaos. As you might expect, though, they need not collide to be trouble. They're supermassive black holes. Trouble is everywhere…

Source: SYFY WIRE

12/22/2021

Astronomers capture black hole eruption spanning 16 times the full moon in the sky

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from the nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole to Earth. The emission is powered by a central black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, about 12 million light years away. When v…

Source: EurekAlert

12/22/2021

Astronomers capture black hole eruption spanning 16 times the full Moon in the sky

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from the nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole to Earth.

Source: Phys.Org

12/17/2021

Stephen Hawking was RIGHT! New model shows primordial black holes could account for all dark matter

Scientists took Stephen Hawking's theory and modified it to show a different model of how the universe formed, which shows primordial holes formed during the Bing Bang.

Source: Daily Mail

12/16/2021

Astronomers spy quartet of cavities from giant black holes

Scientists have found four enormous cavities, or bubbles, at the center of a galaxy cluster using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This unusual set of features may have been caused by eruptions from two supermassive black holes closely orbiting each other.

Source: Phys.Org

12/16/2021

Astronomers Spy Quartet of Cavities from Giant Black Holes

Scientists have found four enormous cavities, or bubbles, at the center of a galaxy cluster using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This unusual set of features may have been caused by eruptions from two supermassive black holes closely orbiting each other.

Source: NASA

12/16/2021

Black Holes Could Be Dark Matter – And May Have Existed Since the Beginning of the Universe

Did black holes form immediately after the Big Bang? How did supermassive black holes form? What is dark matter? In an alternative model for how the Universe came to be, as compared to the ‘textbook’ history of the Universe, a team of astronomers propose that…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/14/2021

Einstein finally warms up to quantum mechanics? Research team redefines energy to explain black holes

Einstein was no stranger to mathematical challenges. He struggled to define energy in a way that acknowledged both the law of energy conservation and covariance, which is general relativity's fundamental feature where physical laws are the same for all observ…

Source: Phys.Org

12/14/2021

New telescope images capture deepest and sharpest images of giant black hole at center of our galaxy | TheHill

“We are stunned by their amount of detail, and by the action and number of stars they reveal around the black hole,” said Julia Stadler, researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Germany.

Source: The Hill

12/14/2021

Milky Way: Astronomers capture the deepest and sharpest images to date of our galaxy's black hole

Stunning new images released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), show several stars moving around their orbit of the Milky Way's black hole, called Sagittarius A*.

Source: Daily Mail

12/14/2021

Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole has sprung a leak

Scientists believe that the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be leaking radiation and particles.

Source: BGR

12/13/2021

Star-gobbling burp from our Milky Way's black hole is detected by astronomers

Astronomers have found evidence of an ancient outburst from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way.

Source: CNN

12/13/2021

Blue Flash in Space Known as 'The Cow' May Have Been a Black Hole Being Born

Whatever the Cow is, it's packing a huge amount of mass into a tiny area.

Source: Gizmodo.com

12/13/2021

Super-bright stellar explosion is likely a dying star giving birth to a black hole or neutron star

In June of 2018, telescopes around the world picked up a brilliant blue flash from the spiral arm of a galaxy 200 million light years away. The powerful burst appeared at first to be a supernova, though it was much faster and far brighter than any stellar exp…

Source: Phys.Org

12/13/2021

The Milky Way's supermassive black hole 'has a leak', NASA says

The Milky Way's black hole, Sagittarius A*, 'burps' a 'blowtorch-like jet' out into space through this leak, researchers from the University of North Carolina have revealed.

Source: Daily Mail

12/13/2021

Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Still Smoldering Long After Powerful “Death-Ray” Beam Outburst

Hubble Finds a Smoldering Remnant in a Blast From the Past In some science fiction movies there is a sleeping monster, like Godzilla, who suddenly awakens and goes on a rampage. Our Milky Way galaxy was once thought to have a sleeping monster at its core, a b…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/12/2021

Discovering Dark Matter: New Clue From Mysterious Clouds Circling Spinning Black Holes

Gravitational waves are cosmic ripples in the fabric of space and time that emanate from catastrophic events in space, like collisions of black holes and neutron stars — the collapsed cores of massive supergiant stars. Extremely sensitive gravitational-wave d…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/10/2021

The Milky Way's supermassive black hole burps 'mini-jets,' scientists find

The supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy periodically hiccups after consuming nearby stars and gas clouds, burping a "mini-jet" out into space that is linked to expanding bubbles observed in the Galactic halo.

Source: Space.com

12/10/2021

Black hole warning: NASA spots Milky Way's supermassive region of spacetime 'leaking'

ASTRONOMERS have noticed that the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way is 'leaking' in what could be a breakthrough discovery.

Source: Express

12/09/2021

Mini-Jet Found Near Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

Hubble has found circumstantial evidence that the black hole is still smoldering long after the earlier outburst.

Source: NASA

12/09/2021

NASA launches new X-ray mission to study black holes and exploding stars

In a joint mission with SpaceX, NASA officially kicked off its first mission that will study and measure X-ray polarization. The work done over the two-year mission will provide insight into the origins of light and give long-awaited answers to questions surr…

Source: The Verge

12/08/2021

NASA to launch new x-ray telescope designed to unravel mysteries of black holes

In the early morning hours of December 9, NASA will launch its Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer mission, or IXPE, to measure X-rays released by extreme cosmic objects -- black holes and neutron stars.

Source: CNN

12/06/2021

A satellite galaxy to the Milky Way has a way too big black hole at its heart

Our Milky Way galaxy is one of two big galaxies (Andromeda is the other) in a small clutch of galaxies we call the Local Group. There are dozens of smaller galaxies in the group, many of which can be considered satellites of Andromeda or us.

Source: SYFY WIRE

12/05/2021

Giant black hole inside a tiny satellite galaxy defies explanation

"There is no explanation for this kind of black hole in dwarf spheroidal galaxies."

Source: Live Science

12/04/2021

A Tiny Galaxy Has an Unusually Large Black Hole And Scientists Aren't Sure Why

A tiny galaxy orbiting the Milky Way called Leo I could be harboring a huge secret.

Source: ScienceAlert

12/03/2021

Giant black hole inside a tiny satellite galaxy of our Milky Way defies explanation

"There is no explanation for this kind of black hole in dwarf spheroidal galaxies."

Source: Space.com

12/03/2021

Strangely Massive Black Hole Discovered in Milky Way Satellite Galaxy

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory have discovered an unusually massive black hole at the heart of one of the Milky Way’s dwarf satellite galaxies, called Leo I. Almost as massive as the black hole in our own galaxy, the f…

Source: SciTechDaily

12/02/2021

Black hole warning over closest merging regions of spacetime ever found

ASTRONOMERS have detected a hidden pair of supermassive black holes in a nearby galaxy, with the duo expected to merge into an even bigger monster.

Source: Express

12/02/2021

Astronomers spot supermassive black hole duo that's the closest to Earth yet

One day they'll combine into a super-duper, super-terrifying and even more massive single black hole.

Source: CNET

12/01/2021

Astronomers discover strangely massive black hole in Milky Way satellite galaxy

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory have discovered an unusually massive black hole at the heart of one of the Milky Way's dwarf satellite galaxies, called Leo I. Almost as massive as the black hole in our own galaxy, the f…

Source: Phys.Org

12/01/2021

Astronomers Just Found The Closest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Ever Detected

Just 89 million light-years away, in the galaxy NGC 7727, two supermassive black holes are destined to become one.

Source: ScienceAlert

11/30/2021

Watch a black hole rip 4 stars to shreds in epic new NASA simulation

To avoid becoming stellar spaghetti, stars must have one thing in common.

Source: Live Science

11/30/2021

Astronomers Spot Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course

The black holes are closer to Earth, and to each other, than any other known supermassive black hole pair.

Source: Gizmodo.com

11/30/2021

NASA throws stars at black hole to see what happens - study

Source: Google News

11/30/2021

This pair of merging black holes is the closest to Earth we've ever found

Scientists expected that an elusive black hole pair might be hiding in a nearby galaxy, now they can finally see it.

Source: Space.com

11/30/2021

Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course: Closest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes to Earth Ever Discovered

Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), astronomers have revealed the closest pair of supermassive black holes to Earth ever observed. The two objects also have a much smaller separation than any other previously spotted pa…

Source: SciTechDaily

11/30/2021

Very Large Telescope uncovers closest pair of supermassive black holes yet

Using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT), astronomers have revealed the closest pair of supermassive black holes to Earth ever observed. The two objects also have a much smaller separation than any other previously spotted pa…

Source: Phys.Org

11/29/2021

Did astronomers see the light from two black holes colliding for the first time?

Astronomers may have seen the light from two black holes smashing into one another for the first time ever.

Source: Space.com

11/29/2021

Jaw-Dropping Simulation Shows Stars Shredded as They Get Too Close to a Black Hole

We just got a little more insight into stellar death by black hole.

Source: ScienceAlert

11/28/2021

Black Hole Star Destroyer: Scientists Fling Model Stars at a Virtual Black Hole to See Who Survives

Watch as eight stars skirt a black hole 1 million times the mass of the Sun in these supercomputer simulations. As they approach, all are stretched and deformed by the black hole’s gravity. Some are completely pulled apart into a long stream of gas, a catacly…

Source: SciTechDaily

11/24/2021

Black hole warning as gigantic cannibal region of spacetime devours host star

Source: Google News

11/24/2021

Black hole warning as gigantic cannibal region of spacetime devours host star

AN INTERNATIONAL team of astronomers has identified a cosmic cannibal of epic proportions feasting on a neighbouring star - a black hole binary in the NGC 1850 star cluster.

Source: Express

11/22/2021

Astronomers detect a black hole in NGC 1850

An international team of astronomers reports the detection of a black hole in a globular cluster known as NGC 1850. The newly found black hole is about 11 times more massive than the sun and turns out to be a part of a binary system. The finding was detailed …

Source: Phys.Org

11/19/2021

Black hole breakthrough as universe's 10bn-year-old 'missing link' found by astronomers

A BLACK HOLE breakthrough has been made after experts spotted what is being dubbed as a 'missing link' in understanding the universe.

Source: Express

11/17/2021

Merging neutron stars create more gold than collisions involving black holes – Physics World

Study suggests that kilonova events are more effective at r-process nucleosynthesis

Source: physicsworld.com

11/16/2021

Black Holes Could Be Inadvertently Making Gold, Astrophysicists Say

The Universe may have more ways of forging heavy elements than we thought.

Source: ScienceAlert

11/16/2021

The first black hole image: A gravitomagnetic monopole as an alternative explanation

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has recently mapped the central compact object of the galaxy M87 with an unprecedented angular resolution. Though the remarkable breakthrough has been interpreted based on theory that M87 contains a rotating or "Kerr" black h…

Source: Phys.Org

11/16/2021

How many black holes are there in the universe?

Short answer: a lot.

Source: Space.com

11/15/2021

Black holes may be growing as the universe expands

A new hypothesis suggests the universe's expansion could be causing all material objects to grow in mass.

Source: Space.com

11/15/2021

Study shows what happens to apparent horizons when binary black holes merge

Binary black hole mergers are fascinating cosmological events, which have been theorized to be the among the strongest sources of gravitational waves in the universe. While astrophysicists have carried out extensive research focusing on these events, many que…

Source: Phys.Org

11/15/2021

Black holes may be growing as the universe expands

A new hypothesis could help to explain the weird discrepancies spotted in space-time ripples from enormous black hole collisions.

Source: Live Science

11/12/2021

Black hole discovered hiding in nearby star cluster - study

The discovery was the result of a new methodology that could hopefully help find other, hidden black holes in nearby galaxies, or even in the Milky Way itself.

Source: The Jerusalem Post

11/12/2021

Astronomers discover a hidden black hole by spotting jiggles in a nearby star

For the first time, a new method has been used to discover a small black hole beyond the Milky Way.

Source: CNET

11/11/2021

Black Hole Discovered Lurking in Star Cluster Outside Our Galaxy

Using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT), astronomers have discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences the motion of a star in its close vicinity. This is the first time this detection …

Source: SciTechDaily

11/11/2021

Black hole found hiding in star cluster outside our galaxy

Using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT), astronomers have discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences the motion of a star in its close vicinity. This is the first time this detection …

Source: Phys.Org

11/11/2021

Hidden black hole discovered in our neighboring galaxy

A newly discovered black hole has been hiding in a cluster containing thousands of stars in our neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. It was detected using a new method that could reveal other hidden black holes.

Source: CNN

11/11/2021

New black hole discovery proves it: ding, dong, the "mass gap" is dead

The latest gravitational wave data from LIGO and Virgo finally shows us the truth: there are no "gaps" in the masses of black holes.

Source: Big Think

11/09/2021

Black Holes Could Be Expanding Along With the Universe

The accelerating expansion of the universe could be affecting the size of black holes, according to a team of astrophysicists.

Source: Gizmodo.com

11/09/2021

10-Year Astronomy Plan Calls For Massive New Observatory To Study Exoplanets and Black Holes

NRAO project ranked as important new initiative. The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2020) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences has published its report and the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) received high priority for new ground…

Source: SciTechDaily

11/09/2021

Gravitational wave treasure trove shows black holes, neutron stars colliding

Scientists have released the largest catalog of gravitational wave detections to date, shedding new light on interactions of the most massive objects in the universe, black holes and neutron stars.

Source: Space.com

11/09/2021

Lack of massive black holes in telescope data is caused by bias

Our telescopes have never detected a black hole more massive than 20 times the mass of the sun. Nevertheless, we now know of their existence as dozens of those black holes have recently been "heard" to merge via gravitational wave radiation. A team of astrono…

Source: Phys.Org

11/07/2021

Black Holes May Gain Mass From the Expansion of the Universe Itself

Over the past 6 years, gravitational wave observatories have been detecting black hole mergers, verifying a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity. But there is a problem — many of these black holes are unexpectedly large. Now, a team of rese…

Source: SciTechDaily

11/07/2021

Supercomputer Simulations Explain Massively Powerful Black Hole Jet – Confirms Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

Further confirmation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The galaxy Messier 87 (M87) is located 55 million light years away from Earth in the Virgo constellation. It is a giant galaxy with 12,000 globular clusters, making the Milky Way’s 200 globular …

Source: SciTechDaily

11/05/2021

Mystery of Black Hole's Powerful Near-Light-Speed Jets May Be Solved

Researchers may now understand how the supermassive black hole at the heart of M87 launches a jet of plasma spreading across thousands of light-years.

Source: Newsweek

11/04/2021

Jet from giant galaxy M87: Computer modelling explains black hole observations

The galaxy Messier 87 (M87) is located 55 million light years away from Earth in the Virgo constellation. It is a giant galaxy with 12,000 globular clusters, making the Milky Way's 200 globular clusters appear modest in comparison. A black hole of six and a h…

Source: Phys.Org

11/04/2021

Astronomers target habitable exoplanets, black holes and inclusivity as top priorities for next decade

A new big space telescope is also on the list for the latest "decadal survey."

Source: Space.com

11/03/2021

'Black hole' in the middle of the Pacific on Google Maps is just densely forested uninhabited island

Redditors speculated about a black blob in the Pacific on Google Maps, but it turned out to be Vostok Island, which is blanketed in dark green trees that appeared black to Google's satellites.

Source: Daily Mail

10/31/2021

The terrifying reality of black holes

by Chris Impey, University of ArizonaHalloween is a time to be haunted by ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but nothing in the universe is scarier than a black hole.Black holes – regions in space where gravity is so strong that nothing can escape – are a hot topic …

Source: AlterNet

10/31/2021

Scarier than a ghost? Black holes are regions in space where gravity is so strong that nothing can escape

Halloween is a time to be haunted by ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but nothing in the universe is scarier than a black hole.

Source: CNN

10/28/2021

Strange Black Hole Discovered in Milky Way With a Huge Warp in Its Accretion Disc

An international team of astrophysicists from South Africa, the UK, France and the US have found large variations in the brightness of light seen from around one of the closest black holes in our Galaxy, 9,600 light-years from Earth, which they conclude is ca…

Source: SciTechDaily

10/28/2021

NASA’s New $10 Billion Webb Space Telescope Will Reveal the Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

Webb will tackle the challenge of the supermassive black hole’s puzzling flares, which have proved both intriguing and frustrating for astronomers. In its first year of operations, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will join forces with a global collaborative…

Source: SciTechDaily

10/27/2021

NASA's Webb and Event Horizon to Reveal Milky Way's Massive Black Hole

During Webb’s first slate of observations, astronomers will use its infrared imaging power to address some of the unique and persistent challenges presented by the Milky Way’s black hole, named Sagittarius A*.

Source: NASA

10/20/2021

Simulating chaotic interactions of three black holes

Dutch student Arend Moerman (Leiden University, the Netherlands) has defended his thesis research on the simulation of chaotic interactions of three black holes. The simulations, which he carried out together with researchers from Leiden and Oxford, show that…

Source: Phys.Org

10/18/2021

Scientists Just Observed Warm Matter Emanating From a Black Hole

An cosmic collection of bubbles and magnetic filaments spanning enormous distances through the intergalactic medium was witnessed for the first time!

Source: Interesting Engineering

10/16/2021

A Mysterious 'Ghost Particle' Probably Didn't Come From a Black Hole's Meal After All

A high-energy neutrino traced back to a violent encounter between a black hole and a star needs a different origin story, new research has found.

Source: ScienceAlert

10/13/2021

Did a black hole eating a star generate a neutrino? Unlikely, new study shows

In October 2019, a high-energy neutrino slammed into Antarctica. The neutrino, which was remarkably hard to detect, peaked astronomers' interest: what could generate such a powerful particle?

Source: Phys.Org

09/29/2021

This is What it Looks Like When a Black Hole Snacks on a Star

From the University of Arizona, see what it looks like when a black hole snacks on a star. It's incredible.

Source: Good News Network

09/28/2021

Stunning illustration shows a star being devoured by a supermassive black hole

This particular black hole, captured by University of Arizona researchers using X-rays emitted by a 'tidal disruption event', is a type that has long eluded observation - one of intermediate mass.

Source: Daily Mail

09/28/2021

Mystery Gamma Rays Could Originate From Sleepy Black Holes, Astronomers Say

The most energetic light and particles in the Universe represent an enduring mystery: we don't know where they come from.

Source: ScienceAlert