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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Clouds ‘cloak’ black hole from the early universe

Researchers have discovered the first evidence of a cloaked black hole in the early universe, existing just 850 million years after the Big Bang.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 9, 2019 ~7 min

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Einstein’s ideas hold up in black hole test

New research puts Einstein's theories of relativity to the test in a unique laboratory—the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Aug. 8, 2019 ~7 min

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Dwarf galaxy’s black hole is way smaller than we thought

The black hole at the center of the nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 4395 is around 40 times smaller than astronomers than previously believed.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
June 21, 2019 ~6 min

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Check it out: The first image of a black hole

Today, astronomers unveiled the first image of a black hole.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
April 10, 2019 ~11 min

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