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Supermassive black holes lurk in most dwarf galaxies: Study

Supermassive black holes lurk in most dwarf galaxies: Study

Scientists have discovered supermassive black holes in two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies.

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.

 

Scientists discover star circling closest known orbit around likely black hole!

Scientists discover star circling closest known orbit around likely black hole!

This discovery was made using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as NASA’s NuSTAR and CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA).

Scientists measures temperature swings of black hole winds for first time

Scientists measures temperature swings of black hole winds for first time

According to new measurements of a nearby supermassive black hole obtained with NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) telescope, these ultrafast 'winds' can heat up and cool down in the span of just a few hours.

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the researchers found that powerful radio jets from the black hole - which normally suppress star formation - are stimulating the production of cold gas in the galaxy's extended halo of hot gas. 

Black hole devouring star for a decade detected

Black hole devouring star for a decade detected

Researchers made this discovery using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Swift satellite as well as European Space Agency's XMM-Newton.

NASA discovers giant black hole that feasted on star for a decade, setting record for meal's length and size!

NASA discovers giant black hole that feasted on star for a decade, setting record for meal's length and size!

The X-ray source containing this force-fed black hole, known by its abbreviated name of XJ1500+0154, is located in a small galaxy about 1.8 billion light years from Earth.

Researchers find signs of stray black hole hiding in Milky Way

Researchers find signs of stray black hole hiding in Milky Way

A team led by researchers in Japan has found signs of stray black hole hiding in the Milky Way while examining a molecular cloud with enigmatic motion.

Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Scientists have discovered a supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy, shooting out star fragments.

Astronomers find cosmic one-two punch

This cosmic double whammy is found in a pair of colliding galaxy clusters called Abell 3411 and Abell 3412 located about two billion light years from Earth. 

Milky Way underwent furious explosion six million years ago

Milky Way underwent furious explosion six million years ago

The bubble required a tremendous amount of energy. 

Black holes may have back doors to other parts of universe: Study

Black holes may have back doors to other parts of universe: Study

Black holes are the most fascinating and strangest objects in the universe. It is scientifically proven that even light can't escape the grip of their powerful gravitational force. Until now, no matter has actually survived the trip through the black hole.

Universe crowded with black holes predicted

Universe crowded with black holes predicted

If a team of astronomers are right, then the future gravitational wave detectors are going to be busy as a beaver.

Supermassive black hole devouring cold gas cloud spotted

Supermassive black hole devouring cold gas cloud spotted

Astronomers recently spotted a supermassive black hole devouring billowy clouds of cold, marking its first direct evidence to support the theory that black holes feed on clouds of cold gas.

Formula can tell rotating neutron star's fate

Formula can tell rotating neutron star's fate

A formula taking into account the maximum mass of non-rotating neutron star has made it possible for scientists to calculate the critical mass when a rotating neutron star would collapse to become a black hole.

Monstrous black hole uncovered in most unexpected place in space! - Check out pic

Monstrous black hole uncovered in most unexpected place in space! - Check out pic

The current record holder tips the scale at 21 billion suns and resides in the crowded Coma galaxy cluster that consists of over 1,000 galaxies.  

Scientists pinpoint source of mysterious radio burst

Scientists pinpoint source of mysterious radio burst

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief yet powerful spurts of radio energy lasting only a few milliseconds.

Astrophysicists detect superfast winds near supermassive black hole

Astrophysicists detect superfast winds near supermassive black hole

Astronomers have known about the existence of quasar winds since the late 1960s. At least one in four quasars have them. 

Object located around black hole 5bn light-years from earth measured

Object located around black hole 5bn light-years from earth measured

It's the most accurate measure achieved until now of such a small and distant object, and it has been achieved thanks to the so-called gravitational microlensing effect, caused by stars belonging to a galaxy between us and the quasar, and which may magnify tiny regions within the quasar.

5D black hole may 'break' Einstein's general relativity

5D black hole may 'break' Einstein's general relativity

A singularity is a point where gravity is so intense that space, time, and the laws of physics, break down.