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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.

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'Black Holes' Discovered Near The Earth; Black Holes Identified As "Supermassive"

By Carrie Winters - Jan 10, 2017 11:40 AM EST

Two supermassive "black holes" are found in galaxies near the Earth. These had been discovered with the use of NASA's space-based telescope the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array.

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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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Virgo Black Holes On Collision Course, Closer Than Ever

By Peter R - Sep 20, 2015 12:54 PM EDT

A new study found that the black holes are just a light-week away from each other and could collide in about 100,000 years.

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Mini Black Holes In LHC Could Consume Universe: Study

By Peter R - Aug 04, 2015 01:33 AM EDT

The study however claims that such black holes may not succeed in consuming the universe.

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Ginormous Black Holes Hidden In Dense Clouds: NASA

By Peter R - Jul 08, 2015 08:12 AM EDT

Discovery of five supermassive black holes recently has led astronomers to believe that there could be millions of them across the universe.

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Radio Jet Sprays Can Reveal Two Black Holes Canoodling

By Peter R - May 29, 2015 06:23 PM EDT

Using the Hubble Telescope, astronomers were associated plasma jet emissions from galactic cores to merger of black holes.

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Advanced LIGO Takes Us One Step Closer to Einstein's Gravitational Waves

By Peter R - May 20, 2015 03:52 PM EDT

The observatories were dedicated on Wednesday. Scientists hope to detect gravitational waves which were predicted by Einstein.

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Intimacy of Four Massive Black Holes and Quasars Quartet 10 Billion Years Ago, Stuns Astronomers

By Peter R - May 16, 2015 05:07 AM EDT

The quartet was found engulfed in a massive nebula of cold and dense gas, surprising astronomers who spotted the objects.

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Blinking Quasar Gives Away Merger of Two Supermassive Black Holes

By Peter R - Apr 21, 2015 03:26 PM EDT

A new study argues that a quasar emitting periodically indicates cyclic absorption of matter by merging black holes to form a binary black hole.

LHC

Short Circuit in LHC's Components Delay's Start of Second Run

By Peter R - Mar 25, 2015 03:26 AM EDT

Repairs could take weeks as the magnetic sector is cryogenically cooled.

Theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Movie Update: 73-Year-Old Genius Shares Same Birthday As Elvis

By R. Siva Kumar - Jan 09, 2015 04:29 AM EST

In spite of a motor neuron disease, Stephen Hawking is a feisty scientist with earth-shattering theories and an interesting way with words.

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