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Supermassive Black Hole Being Pushed Away By Gravitational Waves From Its Galaxy, Observers Say

By Jeff Thompson - Mar 27, 2017 06:55 PM EDT

A supermassive black hole is really large by its weight, and it is a billion-solar-mass object.

NASA Telescope Captures Brightest Supernova To Date

Brightest Supernova Ever: A Violent Black Hole Eating Up Star?

By Erika Ivene - Dec 15, 2016 09:48 AM EST

Space observers instantly fell in love with the "brightest supernova ever." Looks can be deceiving, there's more to it than meets the eye.

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Black Holes May Be Exits to another Universe, Stephen Hawking Says

By Jenn Loro - Jun 09, 2016 11:28 AM EDT

In a paper recently published in peer-reviewed Physical Review Letters, Stephen Hawking and his co-authors suggested that black holes may potentially lead to another universe. The paper contradicts the idea that black holes have ‘no hair’ saying that a so-called ‘halo of hair’ captures low-energy quantum excitations.

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MIT Researchers Develop New Algorithm For Black Hole Imaging

By Dipannita - Jun 08, 2016 02:59 PM EDT

Nobody can see a black hole because of a number of factors. It is a known fact that nothing gets out of a black hole, including light. Hawking radiation explains how anything that falls into a black hole gets heated up as it falls through it.

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Scientists "Weigh" Black Hole, Find It Measures 660 Million Suns

By Peter R - May 06, 2016 01:25 PM EDT

Weight measurements were made by determining the speed of dust cloud orbiting the galaxy that houses the black hole.

A Massive Black Hole Weighing As Much As 17 Billion Suns Spotted by NASA’s Hubble Telescope

A Massive Black Hole Weighing As Much As 17 Billion Suns Spotted by NASA’s Hubble Telescope

By Kanika Gupta - Apr 09, 2016 01:56 PM EDT

A stunning discovery made by the astronomers discovered a supermassive black hole that weighs as much as 17 billion suns. Its location, in a thinly populated galaxy in the universe.

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Black Hole Explorer That Took A Tumble Into Space Beyond Earth's Reach

By Peter R - Apr 01, 2016 07:34 AM EDT

The satellite Hitomi lost contact with earth recently. Its ground handlers are trying to figure out the cause even as they try to control it.

This image was taken with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope.

Mid-Sized Black Hole With 3:2 Flashing Ratio Discovered

By R. Siva Kumar - Sep 22, 2015 09:17 AM EDT

Medium-sized black holes have been theorized about but not discovered; a new black hole confirms its existence.

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Stephen Hawking: Black Holes Are Not Points of No-Return

By Peter R - Aug 26, 2015 01:37 PM EDT

Hawking was delivering a talk at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm when he mentioned that information may not be destroyed by a black hole.

Most primitive supermassive black holes.

Five Black Holes Found, Millions Thought To Be Hidden

By R. Siva Kumar - Jul 08, 2015 08:10 AM EDT

British astronomers have hit upon five super black holes hidden under dust and gas layers.

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Black Hole Resumes Star Binging After 26-Year Recess

By Peter R - Jun 26, 2015 11:34 AM EDT

The black hole in Cygnus Constellation about 8,000 light-years away, is feeding on an orbiting star.

Russian Cosmonaut Earns the Title “The Most Time Spent in Space”

Mass Measurement Of Behemoth Black Hole Reveals New Science

By Peter R - Jun 18, 2015 04:32 PM EDT

The black hole powering NGC 1097 is 140 million times the mass of sun. Researchers used distribution and movement two molecules to estimate the mass of the black hole.

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Black Holes are Not Point of NO RETURN, Researchers Prove

By Peter R - Apr 06, 2015 11:49 AM EDT

Researchers at University of Buffalo claim that information within the black hole can be discerned.

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Dark Matter Dictates Growth of Super Massive Black Holes

By Peter R - Feb 20, 2015 01:41 PM EST

A new study found the link between dark matter and black hole is stronger than the black hole-visible matter link.

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"Interstellar" Movie May Have Accurately Portrayed Black Holes, Scientists

By Peter R - Feb 13, 2015 04:59 PM EST

Visual effects team of the movie has published a paper on their efforts to portray a black hole.

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