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.
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.
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.
A dormant volcano - a supermassive black hole - lies at the centre of our galaxy last erupted two million years ago, according to scientists.
The scientists studied a galaxy called 4C12.50, nearly 1.5 billion light-years from Earth.
Astronomers have discovered the largest structure ever seen in space, which stretches 4 billion light-years across.
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.
Observation of outbursts of super-hot gas by a CSIRO radio telescope has confirmed the identity of the first known “middleweight” black hole.
Astronomers have for the past many years thought that a supermassive black hole and the bulge of stars at the center of its host galaxy grow at the same rate.
New observations from NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed strong evidence that a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy.
The observation was led by Gerd Weigelt, a director of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany.
Scientists have witnessed the rare spectacle of a supermassive black hole devouring a star that had ventured too close -- an event that occurs about once in 10,000 years.
Astronomers have spied a giant gas cloud with several times the mass of Earth accelerating towards the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.
The spacecrafts have revealed huge ‘bullets’ of gas being driven away from the ‘gravitational monster’.
Day in Pics: 25th November
Showbiz World - November 25, 2014