Halo of highly energized electrons around the black hole contracts dramatically during feeding frenzy.
Jan. 9, 2019 • ~8 min
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The observatories are also releasing their first catalog of gravitational-wave events.
Dec. 3, 2018 • ~9 min
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Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing, researchers say.
July 12, 2018 • ~9 min
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Black holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce.
April 10, 2018 • ~9 min
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Symposium explores how novel ideas and experiments are advancing many areas of theoretical physics in newly interconnected ways.
March 28, 2018 • ~12 min
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Signals suggest black hole emits a jet of energy proportional to the stellar material it gobbles up.
March 18, 2018 • ~8 min
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MIT's Mark Vogelsberger and an international astrophysics team have created a new model pointing to black holes’ role in galaxy formation.
Jan. 31, 2018 • ~7 min
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Findings present a puzzle as to how such a huge object could have grown so quickly.
Dec. 6, 2017 • ~7 min
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Professor of physics describes our understanding of the expansion of the universe through “standard sirens.”
Oct. 16, 2017 • ~9 min
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LIGO inventor and professor emeritus of physics recognized “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves.”
Oct. 3, 2017 • ~12 min
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