Team finds brand new type of black hole

"Astronomers were making bets if such black holes existed or not, and people believed they could not exist, but we found it."

U. Florida • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space stars black-holes gravitational-waves science-and-technology

Quasar upends ideas about black hole formation

A new discovery "presents the biggest challenge yet for the theory of black hole formation and growth in the early universe."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: space light black-holes science-and-technology quasar

Mystery object could be heavy star or light black hole

"We don't know if this object is the heaviest known neutron star, or the lightest known black hole, but either way it breaks a record."

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
June 24, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: space stars black-holes gravitational-waves science-and-technology

Models shed light on black hole at our galaxy’s center

New models could inform researchers working to get the very first picture of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: space galaxies black-holes milky-way science-and-technology

Superfast star launched from black hole at Milky Way’s center

"The velocity of the discovered star is so high that it will inevitably leave the galaxy and never return."

Jocelyn Duffy-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: space galaxies stars black-holes milky-way science-and-technology

If wormholes exist, this is how we might find one

If wormholes, bridges between regions in spacetime, are more than just a sci-fi fantasy, researchers may have a way to detect them.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Oct. 24, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space gravity stars black-holes science-and-technology albert-einstein

Giant black holes and their galaxies grow up side-by-side

Supermassive black holes and the galaxies where they reside grow in tandem, even "self-correcting" when one outpaces the other.

Jim Shelton-Yale • futurity
Sept. 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space galaxies black-holes science-and-technology

Black hole ‘ringing’ confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity

A new method lets researchers detect tones coming from a black hole, which also confirms Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Gregory Filiano-Stony Brook • futurity
Sept. 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: space theory-of-relativity sound black-holes science-and-technology albert-einstein

Team hunts for ‘optical counterparts’ of gravitational waves

Ever since the detection of gravitational waves, researchers have been searching for the bursts of light that may accompany the collisions that cause them.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
Aug. 20, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: machine-learning space light stars black-holes gravitational-waves science-and-technology

The 2 types of Seyfert galaxies are actually the same

New research could resolve a debate about the identity of bright objects at the center of certain galaxies.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Aug. 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: space light galaxies black-holes science-and-technology

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