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05

Aug

Huge black hole puts on spectacular fireworks showThe black hole at the center of the galaxy Messier 106 is sucking up so much gas that star formation is 10 times slower in Messier than in our Milky Way galaxy.

Huge black hole puts on spectacular fireworks show
The black hole at the center of the galaxy Messier 106 is sucking up so much gas that star formation is 10 times slower in Messier than in our Milky Way galaxy.

14

May

See 2 neutron stars merge and form black holeWhile extremely bright, the explosion that results from the collision of two stars occurs very quickly and is difficult to observe.

See 2 neutron stars merge and form black hole
While extremely bright, the explosion that results from the collision of two stars occurs very quickly and is difficult to observe.

18

Mar

Astronomers go hunting for ‘rogue’ black holesHow do you detect a wandering black hole? You listen for its own version of a sonic boom in outer space.

Astronomers go hunting for ‘rogue’ black holes
How do you detect a wandering black hole? You listen for its own version of a sonic boom in outer space.

14

Mar

How information could escape from a black holeIt would take while to plot the escape since scientists theorize that information may only escape as a black hole shrinks.

How information could escape from a black hole
It would take while to plot the escape since scientists theorize that information may only escape as a black hole shrinks.

27

Feb

Black holes make it more difficult for some stars to be bornThe hot jets of cosmic materials released by black holes could be warming up the cold gas necessary for star birth.

Black holes make it more difficult for some stars to be born
The hot jets of cosmic materials released by black holes could be warming up the cold gas necessary for star birth.

24

Feb

Our entire universe might exist inside a massive black hole, say physicistsAre we living inside a black hole? A few scientists think it’s the best theory to explain pre-Big Bang reality.

Our entire universe might exist inside a massive black hole, say physicists
Are we living inside a black hole? A few scientists think it’s the best theory to explain pre-Big Bang reality.

09

Dec

Is dark matter made of tiny black holes?Using the Kepler telescope, scientists have ruled out a range of primordial black hole sizes as being able to comprise dark matter.

Is dark matter made of tiny black holes?
Using the Kepler telescope, scientists have ruled out a range of primordial black hole sizes as being able to comprise dark matter.

14

Nov

What scientists have learned from the jets of black holesKnowing the composition of these heavy metal jets could help scientists determine the origin point of the jets within the black hole.

What scientists have learned from the jets of black holes
Knowing the composition of these heavy metal jets could help scientists determine the origin point of the jets within the black hole.

22

Oct

Black holes may have ‘hair’A new look at the gravity around black holes could illuminate the structures of the holes themselves as well as our understanding of gravity.

Black holes may have ‘hair’
A new look at the gravity around black holes could illuminate the structures of the holes themselves as well as our understanding of gravity.

17

Oct

Black hole’s ‘indigestion’ captured by radio telescopeScientists were studying the black hole for unrelated reasons when they noticed a shift in its appearance on the telescopes lenses.

Black hole’s ‘indigestion’ captured by radio telescope
Scientists were studying the black hole for unrelated reasons when they noticed a shift in its appearance on the telescopes lenses.