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June 28, 2022

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Flicker from the Dark: Reading Between the Lines to Model Our Galaxy's Central Black Hole

Researchers have shown in a single model the full story of how gas travels in the center of the Milky Way -- from being blown off by stars to falling ...
Astronomers have discovered what may be a free-floating black hole by observing the brightening of a more distant star as its light was distorted by the object's strong ...

Detecting New Particles Around Black Holes With Gravitational Waves

Clouds of ultralight particles can form around rotating black holes. A team of physicists now show that these clouds would leave a characteristic imprint on the gravitational waves emitted by binary ...

Supermassive Black Holes Inside of 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 ...
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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 ...

Mathematical Discovery Could Shed Light on Secrets of the Universe

How can Einstein's theory of gravity be unified with quantum mechanics? It is a challenge that could give us deep insights into phenomena such as black holes and the birth of the universe. Now, ...

Event Horizons Are Tunable Factories of Quantum Entanglement

Physicists have leveraged quantum information theory techniques to reveal a mechanism for amplifying, or 'stimulating,' the production of entanglement in the Hawking effect in a controlled ...

'Closest Black Hole' System Found to Contain No Black Hole

In 2020, astronomers reported the closest black hole to Earth, located just 1000 light-years away in the HR 6819 system. But the results of their study were contested by other researchers. In a new ...

Did Rapid Spin Delay 2017 Collapse of Merged Neutron Stars Into Black Hole?

Continuing X-ray observations by Chandra of the kilonova from the merger of two neutron stars to form a black hole hint at new processes. Initially, a gamma-ray burst and subsequent X-ray emissions ...

Death Spiral: A Black Hole Spins on Its Side

Researchers 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 ...

Colossal Black Holes Locked in Dance at Heart of Galaxy

A sinusoidal light curve spanning 45 years points to the presence of orbiting supermassive black holes at the core of a distant ...

Supermassive Black Hole Caught Hiding in a 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 centre of the galaxy Messier 77 that is hiding a supermassive ...

Future Gravitational Wave Detector in Space Could Uncover Secrets of the Universe

New research has shown that future gravitational wave detections from space will be capable of finding new fundamental fields and potentially shed new light on unexplained aspects of the ...

Origin of Supermassive Black Hole Flares Identified: Largest-Ever Simulations Suggest Flickering Powered by Magnetic 'Reconnection'

Astrophysicists have identified the mechanism that powers black hole flares. By employing computer simulations of unparalleled power and resolution, the researchers found that energy released near a ...

Extraordinary Black Hole Found in Neighboring Galaxy

At one hundred thousand solar masses, it is smaller than the black holes we have found at the centers of galaxies, but bigger than the black holes that are born when stars explode. This makes it one ...

Highly Eccentric Black Hole Merger Discovered

Scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. This can help explain how some of the previous black hole mergers are much heavier than previously thought ...

Hubble Finds a Black Hole Igniting Star Formation in a Dwarf Galaxy

Often portrayed as destructive monsters that hold light captive, black holes take on a less villainous role in the latest research from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. A black hole at the heart ...

How Many Black Holes Are out There in the Universe?

A new study has investigated stellar mass black holes, which are black holes with masses between a few to some hundred solar masses, that originated at the end of the life of massive stars. According ...

New Evidence of a Gravitational Wave Background

The results of a comprehensive search for a background of ultra-low frequency gravitational waves has been announced by an international team of ...

Black Hole at Center of Milky Way Unpredictable and Chaotic

Researchers have 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 ...

Astronomers Identify Potential Clue to Reinonization of Universe

Astronomers have identified a potential clue to how the universe became reionized after the Big Bang. The researchers identified a black hole, a million times as bright as our sun, that may have been ...

Resolving the Black Hole ‘fuzzball or Wormhole’ Debate

Black holes really are giant fuzzballs, a new study says. The study attempts to put to rest the debate over Stephen Hawking's famous information paradox, the problem created by Hawking's ...

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 ...

Are Black Holes and Dark Matter the Same?

Astrophysicists suggest that primordial black holes account for all dark matter in the ...

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