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Massive Black Hole Is A Real Heavyweight
2012-11-29 06:42:37

Astronomers have measured the mass of what may be the most massive black hole observed so far by using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope at The University of Texas at Austin's McDonald Observatory.

Thanksgiving Dinner At The Center Of The Galaxy
2012-11-22 10:33:45

NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft has detected the Milky Way's central black hole eating a Thanksgiving snack. Supermassive black holes like the one in the middle of our galaxy sustain themselves by swallowing stars, planets, asteroids, comets and clouds of gas that wander around the galaxy.

Black Hole Blows Giant Plasma Bubble Like A Child Blowing Bubble Gum
2012-10-29 11:51:02

Using an international version of LOFAR, called (ILT), a team of astronomers at ASTRON observed some very interesting black hole behavior: Namely, they’ve observed a black hole blowing a giant bubble of plasma.

Chandra Eyes Mini Supermassive Black Hole
2012-10-25 07:19:58

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has identified one of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy that one would not expect to harbor this type of beast.

Black Hole Afterburner Moves At The Speed Of Light
2012-10-23 09:02:38

A supersonic jet of material that looks amazingly similar to the afterburner flow of a fighter jet is blasting over two million light-years from the center of a distant galaxy.

Milky Way Black Hole Ready For A Snack
2012-10-23 04:05:24

Scientists have determined that the black hole in the middle of the Milky Way is getting ready to devour an approaching cloud of dust and gas.

Early Universe Was Full Of Supermassive Black Holes
2012-10-08 12:41:21

Scientists have discovered a new population of supermassive black holes in the early universe by using infrared surveys.

X-Ray Nova Reveals A Black Hole Surprise
2012-10-05 15:40:26

A new stellar-mass black hole has been discovered in our galaxy by NASA's Swift satellite. High-energy X-rays emanating from a source towards the center of our Milky Way galaxy were observed, indicating the presence of a previously unknown black hole.

Star Discovery Tests Einstein
2012-10-04 20:58:20

Astronomers, using the Keck Observatory, have found the star they need to test Einstein's theory about the fabric of space-time.


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2004-10-19 04:45:42

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...

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