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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 11:57
A team of astronomers have found at least one supermassive black holes almost always becomes active and luminous by accreting a large amount of material in luminous, gas-rich, merging galaxies.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 07, 2013, 22:04
Over billions of years, small black holes can slowly grow supermassive by taking on mass from their surroundings and also by merging with other black holes.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 18:36
Experts have claimed that the notion black holes become supermassive by merging with other black holes is much more complex than previously believed.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 19:40
NASA`s new black-hole-hunter spacecraft - NuSTAR - has detected its first 10 supermassive black holes, lying at the hearts of distant galaxies between 0.3 and 11.4 billion light-years from Earth.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 19:00
Some of the biggest black holes in the universe may actually be even bigger than previously thought, a study that uses data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has suggested.
Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012, 14:34
NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has uncovered millions of new supermassive black holes and extreme galaxies called hot DOGs, or dust-obscured galaxies.
Last Updated: Monday, June 11, 2012, 08:56
The early universe, which was warmed by the greediest of black holes, could have stunted the growth of the rest, a new study has revealed.
Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 12:34
There are two ways to grow a supermassive black hole: with gas clouds and with stars.
Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2011, 18:13
Supermassive black holes are known to be absolutely uninhabitable and the most destructive force in space.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 01, 2011, 08:49
Astronomers have discovered a pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way, NASA said
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26, 2010, 16:28
The supermassive black hole (SMBH) at the center of the most massive local galaxy, M87, is not where it was expected.
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