Latest Galaxies Stories
Around 2 million years ago, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy erupted in a blaze of glory big enough to leave a residual glow that can still be seen today.
A worldwide network of radio telescopes has allowed astronomers to find strong evidence that a powerful jet of material is blowing massive amounts of gas out of the host galaxy.
The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array spacecraft, NASA’s black-hole-hunter, had identified its first 10 supermassive black holes.
A long-standing mystery concerning super massive black holes at the center of galaxies has been solved by a team of astronomers using NASA’s super-sensitive Chandra X-ray space telescope.
Astronomers are hoping to gain new insight in the role that black holes play in galaxy evolution thanks to a new series of time-lapse movies compiled from over a decade’s worth of observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
The mechanism by which stars and black holes are formed in extreme cases of high mass density has puzzled astronomers since Johannes Kepler first laid out his laws of planetary motion some 400 years ago.
At the center of the Milky Way lurks a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*, with some four million times the mass of our Sun. More than any single object, it has the greatest impact on the formation, evolution and fate of our galaxy.
A new analysis from scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) revealed that supermassive galaxies have stopped cannibalizing their neighbors over the past few billion years.
Supermassive Black Hole -- A Supermassive black hole is a black hole with a mass in the range of millions or billions solar masses. A supermassive black hole has some interesting properties differing from his low-mass cousins: -- The average density of a supermassive black hole can be very low, and actually can be lower than water's density. This happens because the black hole diameter increases linearly with mass, and consequently density drops much faster. -- Strong tidal...
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.