Latest Supermassive black hole Stories
Scientists recently upgraded the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) by installing an ultraprecise atomic clock at ALMA’s Array Operations Site, home to the observatory’s supercomputing correlator.
Astronomers using the NASA Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to study what they thought were two different classes of black-hole-powered galaxies known as blazars now believe that they may be one and the same.
Researchers at MIT and Harvard have devised the most accurate model to date of how our universe first took shape. Dubbed Illustris, the new virtual cosmos covers the 13 billion-year evolution of the universe beginning just 12 million years after the Big Bang.
A team of scientists, led by Zheng Zheng at the University of Utah, found what they believe is the closest and one of the brightest hypervelocity stars to date.
A new superpowered small black hole, called MQ1, has been discovered by a team of Australian and American astronomers who were studying nearby galaxy M83. MQ1 is the first object of its kind to be studied in this much detail.
Astronomers have located one of the most powerful black holes ever discovered – a gravity-intense region of space that is located nearly four billion light years from Earth and has prevented trillions of stars from forming.
A pair of dazzling images from NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) highlights the observatory's impressive imaging capabilities for objects both near and far.
The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a new image of the galaxy Messier 83, which has hosted a large number of supernova explosions and is believed to have a double nucleus at its core.
A new study based on data from NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope has revealed new details about so-called urban galaxies that exist in large clusters.
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.
Microquasar -- Microquasars are smaller cousins of quasars. They are named after quasars, as they have some common characteristics: strong and variable radio emission often seen as radio jets, and an accretion disk surrounding a black hole. In quasars, the black hole is supermassive (millions of solar masses) as in microquasars, the black hole mass is a few solar masses. In microquasars, the accreted mass comes from a normal star and the accretion disk is very luminous in optical regions...
Black Hole -- Black holes are objects so dense that not even light can escape their gravity. They are believed to form from the gravitational collapse of astronomical objects containing two or more solar masses. Astronomical observations suggest that the center of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way, contain supermassive black holes containing millions to billions of solar masses. Black holes are predictions of Einstein's theory of general relativity. In particular, they occur...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.