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 | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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

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 | Aug. 19, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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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 | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: science-and-technology black-holes galaxies quasar space

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 | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
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Tags: science-and-technology black-holes milky-way physics space

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 | June 21, 2019 | futurity
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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 | April 10, 2019 | futurity
~11 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology albert-einstein black-holes general-relativity physics space telescopes

Origins of hyper-fast star hint at hidden black hole

"This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars..."

Camden Flath-Futurity | March 15, 2019 | futurity
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Flares hint at another way black holes eat and grow

"Now we have to figure out, 'How the hell did nature produce that that?' Black holes are even weirder than we thought."

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | Feb. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Simulation upends ideas about massive black hole births

New research offers new clues to the formation of massive black holes, which may be more common than first thought.

John Toon-Georgia Tech | Jan. 28, 2019 | futurity
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Quasar shines with light of 600 trillion suns

The discovery of the brightest quasar ever seen in the early universe suggests a "hidden" population still waiting for astronomers to find.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Jan. 11, 2019 | futurity
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