Hubble detects monster black hole kicked out of galactic core

Hubble detects monster black hole kicked out of galactic core

Astronomers think this object is a very strong case. Weighing more than 1 billion suns, the rogue black hole is the most massive black hole ever detected to have been kicked out of its central home.


Mar 24, 2017, 11:49 AM IST

Quasar study could turn universe`s formation theory on its head

MIT researchers have proposed an experiment that may close the last major loophole of physicist John Bell`s inequality-a 50-year-old theorem that, if violated by experiments, would mean that our universe is based on the less-tangible probabilities of quantum mechanics.

Feb 21, 2014, 11:24 AM IST

Astronomers get first glimpse of `glue` of universe

Astronomers have found a distant quasar illuminating a vast nebula of diffuse gas, revealing for the first time part of the network of filaments believed to connect galaxies in a cosmic web.

Jan 20, 2014, 12:27 PM IST

Unusual new type of black-hole quasar discovered

A research team has discovered a surprising new class of quasars- a super-bright disk of hot gas surrounding a black hole- in distant galaxies that even the most current theories had not predicted.

Nov 08, 2013, 18:40 PM IST

Intergalactic magnifying glasses could help map galaxy centers

A team of astronomers may have discovered a new way through which they can map quasars - the energetic and luminous central regions which are often found in distant galaxies.

Jul 01, 2013, 12:40 PM IST

Astronomers discover extremely rare triple quasar

Scientists have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system, located 9 billion light years away - and it is only the second-ever to be spotted.

Mar 13, 2013, 13:50 PM IST

Most distant X-ray jet from supermassive black hole discovered

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has detected a jet of X-rays from a supermassive black hole 12.4 billion light-years from Earth.

Nov 30, 2012, 15:16 PM IST

Quasar embedded in dusty galaxy hiding secrets

Observation of one of the most distant and brightest quasars in the universe has surprised Hubble astronomers as they did not see the underlying host galaxy of stars feeding it.

Oct 24, 2012, 14:08 PM IST

`Missing` quasar gas clouds blown away by strong winds

A worldwide team of astronomers has finally solved the case of the missing quasar gas clouds.

Oct 02, 2012, 16:31 PM IST

Largest water reservoir in universe `discovered`

Quasar is one of the brightest and most violent objects in the cosmos.

Jul 23, 2011, 12:18 PM IST

Earliest ever quasar discovered

Quasars are incredibly bright sources of energy thought
to be the hot centres of young galaxies swirling around
supermassive black holes

Jun 30, 2011, 18:57 PM IST