Chinese Academy of Sciences leads discovery of unpredicted stellar black hole
The monster black hole is located 15 thousand light-years from Earth and has been named LB-1.
27 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature
How to observe a ‘black hole symphony’ using gravitational wave astronomy
Shrouded in mystery since their discovery, the phenomenon of black holes continues to be one of the most mind-boggling enigmas in our universe.
18 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Astronomy
Milky Way’s big black hole hurls star to infinity and beyond
An international study has discovered a star travelling at more than six million km/h through the Milky Way after being flung from the centre of our galaxy by a supermassive black hole.
13 Nov 2019 ⋅ Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes
These are smaller than researchers believed possible.
31 Oct 2019 ⋅ Science
Researchers apply the squeeze to better detect stellar-mass black holes
Scientists have found a way to better detect all collisions of stellar-mass black holes in the Universe.
31 Oct 2019 ⋅ Nature Photonics
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded
Researchers find evidence of a cataclysmic flare that punched so far out of the galaxy its impact was felt 200,000 light years away.
6 Oct 2019 ⋅ Astrophysical Journal
Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes
The observations, which constitute a very detailed map of the filaments, were made on SSA22, a massive proto-cluster of galaxies located about 12 billion light years away in the constellation of Aquarius, making it a structure of the very early universe.
3 Oct 2019 ⋅ Science
Scientists watch a black hole shredding a star
'Lucky' observation gives most detailed look ever of the phenomenon.
26 Sep 2019 ⋅ The Astrophysical Journal
Giant balloon-like structures discovered at center of Milky Way
International team detects radio bubbles with South Africa's MeerKAT telescope.
11 Sep 2019 ⋅ Nature
Space dragons: Researchers observe energy consumption in quasars
Researchers, for the first time, have observed the accelerated rate at which eight quasars consume interstellar fuel to feed their black holes.
4 Sep 2019 ⋅ Nature