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27

Jan

Stephen Hawking says black holes don’t exist (well, not in the way we thought)Quantum theory says the event horizon isn’t the end, Hawking now argues.

Stephen Hawking says black holes don’t exist (well, not in the way we thought)
Quantum theory says the event horizon isn’t the end, Hawking now argues.

11

Sep

NASA discovers 10 monster black holesThe black holes are just the beginning of hundreds of expected finds. With every one cataloged, scientists are hoping to better understand how black holes form.

NASA discovers 10 monster black holes
The black holes are just the beginning of hundreds of expected finds. With every one cataloged, scientists are hoping to better understand how black holes form.

01

Sep

10 incredible images of black holes

15

Jul

10 incredible images of black holes

13

Jun


 Astronomers discover 26 new black holes in Andromeda galaxy  



Scientists expected to find these black holes in our neighbor galaxy’s center because of Andromeda’s dense blob of stars at its center.
Scientists expected to find these black holes in our neighbor galaxy’s center because of Andromeda’s dense blob of stars at its center.

22

Jan


 What will the first photos of black holes look like? 



New telescope will soon capture images of Sagittarius A, the supposed massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
New telescope will soon capture images of Sagittarius A, the supposed massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

16

Nov

Spinning black holes shaped by magnetic fieldsA new simulation shows how black holes can pull spacetime into them with such force that they become magnetically charged and spew forth jets of plasma.

Spinning black holes shaped by magnetic fields
A new simulation shows how black holes can pull spacetime into them with such force that they become magnetically charged and spew forth jets of plasma.

15

Nov

Distant black holes chart universe’s dark energy historyBy looking atoutlying black holes, scientists are able to study the patterns that dark energy has followed, going as far back as 10 billion years.

Distant black holes chart universe’s dark energy history
By looking atoutlying black holes, scientists are able to study the patterns that dark energy has followed, going as far back as 10 billion years.

13

Jun

NASA to launch black hole-hunting space telescopeThe NuStar telescope will spend 2 years mapping black holes in the Milky Way.

NASA to launch black hole-hunting space telescope
The NuStar telescope will spend 2 years mapping black holes in the Milky Way.

17

Dec

10 incredible images of black holes