A new study offers evidence that, not all of the light streaming from a black hole’s surrounding disk easily escapes. Some of it gives in to the monstrous pull of the black hole, turns back, and then bounces off the disk and escapes.
A new method, the result of decades of research, has allowed researchers to suppress vacuum noise and extend the reach of the gravitational wave detectors.
Astronomers have measured a 40 billion solar mass black hole in the Holm 15A galaxy. Their results could lead to even more massive black holes.
Extensive observations indicated the presence of three supermassive back holes in the three galaxies NGC 6240 that are the process of merging. Up until now, such a concentration of supermassive black holes had never been discovered in the universe.
Astronomers have spotted three supermassive black holes (SMBHs) at the center of three colliding galaxies a billion light years away from Earth. That alone is unusual, but the three black holes are also glowing in x-ray emissions.
Observing Sagitarius A ( a supermassive balck hole in the center of our galaxy ) with the Keck's telescope, scientists just watched as its brightness bloomed to over 75 times normal for a few hours. Astronomers aren’t certain what caused the flaring.
As if black holes weren't mysterious enough, astronomers have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147, 130 million light-years away.
Gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars have been detected for the second time ever — along with another, less certain signal that a neutron star being swallowed by a black hole.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has revealed the first-ever image of a black hole. The black hole in this image resides at the center of M87, a massive galaxy that’s in the Virgo cluster of galaxies.
Recent U.S. study suggests how surveys using gamma telescopes could find evidence of spacecraft powered by tiny artificial black holes. The concept of a black hole-powered spacecraft was first introduced by science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke.
The “quiet” black hole is located just 20 light years from the supermassive four-million-solar-mass black hole lurking at the centre of the Milky Way. In the future, it will fall into the supermassive black hole.
A planned US$35-million upgrade could enable LIGO to spot one black-hole merger per hour by the mid-2020s.