The newly found quasar, the most distant ever discovered, hosts a supermassive black hole equivalent to the combined mass of 1.6 billion suns.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~13 min
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Calculations show that wormholes should create a spectacular display of gamma rays that we could try to observe.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
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Researchers have been on the hunt for a missing supermassive black hole that should be in the central galaxy of cluster Abell 2261, but isn't.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~10 min
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Identifying primordial ripples would be key to understanding the conditions of the early universe.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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MIT postdoc finds the angle at which we view neutron star collisions could significantly impact age measurements.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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Not all planets orbit stars. Rogues float through the galaxy in darkness and are almost impossible to see.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~6 min
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The scariest beast in the universe has an insatiable appetite and shreds its victims.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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Nicholas Demos, a first-generation college graduate and MathWorks Fellow in MIT’s Kavli Institute, is improving our ability to listen to the cosmos.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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New research may provide clues to the mystery of why some supermassive black holes launch jets of material out into space while others don't.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~7 min
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Nobel Prize: how Penrose, Genzel and Ghez helped put black holes at the centre of modern astrophysics
Roger Penrose helped resurrect Einstein's general theory of relativity, and Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez showed there was a black hole in the middle of our galaxy.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
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