Scientists have long believed that the formation of a quasar in a galaxy would spell the end of star formation there. A new analysis suggests that may not be the case.
We can’t see this black hole, but observations have detected some of its effects like a sphere of superheated gas. A new study has now revealed the other side of the coin, a ring of comparatively cool gas around the black hole.
Using quantum superfluid, the researchers may have found evidence that so-called “Hawking radiation” is a real phenomenon of black holes.
The newly released image of a black hole is a watershed moment for physics, taking years of work and the collaboration of more than 200 scientists to make it happen. It also required 1,000 pounds of hard drives.
It took a team of more than 200 astronomers to pull this off, along with eight massive radio telescopes organized into the “Event Horizon Telescope” or ETH. This is an opportunity for scientists to test some of the most complex predictions of general relativity.
We can’t see black holes, but a project called the Event Horizon Telescope might be on the verge of producing the first-ever photo of one. Researchers have teased a “groundbreaking result” this week.
After a series of instrument upgrades, LIGO is coming back online April 1 to search for fainter gravitational waves around the universe.
Astronomers observing the center of the Milky Way have spotted some unusual features that drive home just how violent the area is: notably, a pair of “X-ray chimneys” that expel the matter and energy building up around the black hole.
Scientists have never been able to observe the collision of two black holes, but a new simulation from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center could offer some clarity on the physics involved.
Astronomers have learned new facts about how black holes devour material thanks to newly detected features in accretion disk structure.