Latest Supermassive black hole Stories
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.
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.
New observations have given a group of astronomers the best view yet of how star formation regions can get selfish and gassy.
Astrophysicists from the Astronomical Observatory of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw say the next collision of monstrous stars will not occur until billions of years from now.
Astronomers using a telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft have captured new images of a ring of gas and dust seven light-years in diameter surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
In this podcast, Dr. John Millis spoke with Vanderbilt's theoretical physicist Kelly Holley-Bockelmann about how stars die and black holes form.
An unusually dense cloud located near the center of the galaxy does not appear to be forming any massive stars.
Using the airborne telescope on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, astronomers have learned that a series of recent starbursts had taken place in the central region of the Milky Way.
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...
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