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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.

Tightly packed trio of black holes discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:01

Astronomers have discovered three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than 4 billion light years away.

How supermassive black holes interact with host galaxies

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 23:17

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behavior around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548.

Researchers debunk `black holes not being turbulent` theory

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 13:58

New research has revealed that the accepted wisdom about spacetime not being turbulent could be wrong.

`Violent` gamma-ray outbursts near supermassive black holes

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 19:08

An international team of astronomers led by Lars Fuhrmann from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, used some of the best single-dish radio telescopes for several years, in combination with NASA`s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, to study the place where high energy outbursts occur.

How black holes are formed

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 09:59

A partnership of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, Ikerbasque and the CSIC-Spanish National Research Council is participating in the detecting, for the first time, of circular light coming from a recently created black hole.

Binary supermassive black holes discovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 09:46

An international research team has discovered a pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another.

How black holes swallow stars

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:04

Researchers have revealed how black holes swallow stars.

Little gas cloud`s fate could reveal much about growth of black holes

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 11:49

Researchers have said that the gas cloud that`s edging closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy could reveal much about these entities.

Bullying black holes prevent star formation in nearby elliptical galaxies

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:52

A new research has found that massive elliptical galaxies in the nearby Universe contain plenty of cold gas, but still they fail to produce new stars as jets from the central supermassive black hole heat or stir up the gas.

Clouds circling supermassive black holes spotted

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 15:31

Astronomers have reported seeing huge clouds of gas orbiting supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

Early universe `warmed up` much later than previously believed

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 10:22

A new study reveals that black holes, formed from the first stars in our universe, heated the gas throughout space later than previously thought.