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Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of galaxy at one million kilometres per hour: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:44

New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way.

Black hole trio discovery may explain Einstein`s theory

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 19:36

In a first, scientists have found three closely orbiting super-massive black holes in a galaxy more than four billion light years away, a discovery that may aid the search for gravitational waves predicted by Einstein.

New findings poke holes in Black Hole `Doughnut` theory

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 18:43

A team of astronomers using NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) to survey more than 170,000 supermassive black holes have now decided to re-examine a decades-old theory about the varying appearances of these interstellar objects.

Computer simulation supports `holographic` theory describing a black hole

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 09:38

A research group composed of four researchers has tested numerically a "holographic" theory, which was conjectured to describe accurately the dynamical phenomena occurring in a black hole.

Newly discovered `hypervelocity star` could provide clues about `dark matter`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 09:36

Researchers have discovered a "hypervelocity star" that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far.

Hawking`s black hole puzzle solved, claims US scientist

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 16:42

A Michigan State University researcher has claimed to plug the hole in famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking’s black hole theory.

Supermassive black hole located 6 bn light years away found

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 16:35

Astronomers have used NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the ESA`s XMM-Newton to show a supermassive black hole six billion light-years from Earth is spinning extremely rapidly.

Spin of distant black hole measured at half of speed of light

Last Updated: Thursday, March 06, 2014, 04:08

A supermassive black hole inside a distant quasar spins at about 336 million mph (540 million kph) or roughly half the speed of light, according to research published on Wednesday in the journal Nature.

New superpowered black hole discovered in nearby galaxy

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 13:34

A team of astronomers from Australia and America have found a new superpowered small black hole, named MQ1, in nearby galaxy M83.

What actually happens when a star is sucked in by a black hole

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 16:04

A new research has tried to show what exactly happens during the destruction of a star as it falls into a black hole.

Black hole theory my `biggest blunder,` says Stephen Hawking

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 00:33

After a series of controversies surrounding Black holes,Stephen Hawking is clarifying his stance on them and the role played by them in the universe.

Scientists discover extremely powerful black hole

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 16:52

Astronomers have spotted one of the most powerful black holes known, according to NASA.