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Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole

Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole

The observations were made with Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an observatory in Chile.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Supermassive discovery: Scientists spot five elusive giant black hole pairs

Supermassive discovery: Scientists spot five elusive giant black hole pairs

The black hole pairs were uncovered by combining data from a suite of different observatories including NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Wide-Field Infrared Sky Explorer Survey (WISE), and the ground-based Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona.

Oct 04, 2017, 13:29 PM IST
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
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.

Jan 13, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
NASA's X-ray telescopes stumble over evidence of wandering black hole! - See pic

NASA's X-ray telescopes stumble over evidence of wandering black hole! - See pic

The astronomers used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory to discover this source.

Oct 06, 2016, 11:11 AM IST
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.

Jun 09, 2016, 13:19 PM IST
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.  

Apr 07, 2016, 18:04 PM IST
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. 

Mar 21, 2016, 22:10 PM IST
Spiral galaxy`s supermassive black hole weighed for first time

Spiral galaxy`s supermassive black hole weighed for first time

Scientists have for the first time measured the precise mass of a black hole at center of distant spiral galaxy.

Jun 19, 2015, 11:06 AM IST

'Magnetar' near supermassive black hole is beyond strange

In 2013, astronomers announced that they had discovered a magnetar exceptionally close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

May 15, 2015, 19:06 PM IST
Astronomers observe intense magnetic field close to supermassive black hole in distant galaxy

Astronomers observe intense magnetic field close to supermassive black hole in distant galaxy

Astronomers have recently observed an intense magnetic field close to supermassive black hole in distant galaxy with the help of the giant telescope Alma.

Apr 17, 2015, 13:15 PM IST
Mild environment observed around supermassive black hole protects organic chemicals at centre

Mild environment observed around supermassive black hole protects organic chemicals at centre

Researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found regions where certain organic molecules somehow endure the intense radiation near the supermassive black hole at the center of spiral galaxy M77, also known as NGC 1068.

Feb 27, 2015, 12:58 PM IST
Supermassive black hole spotted choking while eating star

Supermassive black hole spotted choking while eating star

Astronomers have recently revealed that they have probably witnessed a supermassive black hole chocking while eating up a star.

Jan 27, 2015, 19:33 PM IST

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

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.

Jul 08, 2014, 15:44 PM IST

Supermassive black hole located 6 bn light years away found

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.

Mar 06, 2014, 16:35 PM IST

Evidence of jet in Milky Way`s supermassive black hole found

Astronomers, who have long sought strong evidence that Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, is producing a jet of high-energy particles, have finally found it.

Nov 21, 2013, 19:09 PM IST

Supermassive black hole at heart of galaxy erupted 2 mn yrs ago

A dormant volcano - a supermassive black hole - lies at the centre of our galaxy last erupted two million years ago, according to scientists.

Sep 23, 2013, 09:38 AM IST

Astronomers probing how black holes shape galaxies` development

The scientists studied a galaxy called 4C12.50, nearly 1.5 billion light-years from Earth.

Sep 06, 2013, 17:52 PM IST

Largest structure in universe found

Astronomers have discovered the largest structure ever seen in space, which stretches 4 billion light-years across.

Jan 12, 2013, 12:28 PM IST

Star screams as it gets devoured by supermassive black hole

Astrophysicists have for the first time detected the oscillating signal that indicates the last gasps of a star falling victim to a previously dormant supermassive black hole.

Aug 03, 2012, 16:00 PM IST