Latest Intermediate-mass black hole Stories
Astronomers from the University of Maryland and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland have accurately measured and confirmed the existence of a black hole roughly 400 times the mass of our sun.
University of Maryland and NASA astronomers used rhythmic flares of light to measure a brilliant object 12 million light years from Earth, confirming that it is a rare, mysterious intermediate-mass black hole.
WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's (ESA's) XMM-Newton to show a supermassive black hole
Our understanding of how some black holes consume matter might be changed by new observations of a black hole powering an energetic X-ray source in a galaxy some 22 million light years away.
Black holes are known to either come in masses of only about 10 times that of our sun, or the equivalent in mass of up to 10 billion suns. However, NuSTAR could be finally finding a middle ground.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best ever image of the globular cluster Messier 15, a gathering of very old stars that orbits the center of the Milky Way.
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.
A surprising black hole discovery made while using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is causing scientists to change what they know of globular star clusters.
Researchers from several American institutes and agencies have developed a new model showing how an elusive type of black hole can be formed in the gas surrounding their supermassive counterparts.
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