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Scientists discover a supermassive black hole in a quiet Sunday night

Earlier this year, on a quiet Sunday night, my colleague Jack and I found the fastest-growing supermassive black hole in the known universe. We were...

Scientists are closer to finding the happy medium black holes

Scientists have taken major steps in their hunt to find black holes that are neither very small nor extremely large. Finding these elusive intermediate-mass black...

Einstein’s general relativity near supermassive black hole finally confirmed

Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time clearly revealed the effects of Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of...
Astronomers conduct successful test of Einstein’s general theory of relativity near supermassive black hole

Astronomers conduct successful test of Einstein’s general theory of relativity near supermassive black hole

The massive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way is an ideal cosmic laboratory for all kinds of physical tests. Its extremely strong...
Black holes are really just ever-growing balls of string

Black holes are really just ever-growing balls of string

Black holes aren't surrounded by a burning ring of fire after all, suggests new research. Some physicists have believed in a "firewall" around the perimeter...
Scientists discover a new place to look for black-hole collisions and gravitational waves

Scientists discover a new place to look for black-hole collisions and gravitational waves

Galaxy outskirts likely hunting grounds for dying massive stars and black holes Findings from a Rochester Institute of Technology study provide further evidence that the...
NASA’s Fermi Space Telescope traces source of cosmic neutrino to monster black hole

NASA’s Fermi Space Telescope traces source of cosmic neutrino to monster black hole

For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy. This...
Scientist captures best ever evidence of rare intermediate-mass black hole

Scientist captures best ever evidence of rare intermediate-mass black hole

Scientists have been able to prove the existence of small black holes and those that are super-massive but the existence of an elusive type...
Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

Powerful gravity of supermassive black hole shreds passing star, pulling material into disk rotating around the black hole, and launching jet of particles outward For...
Violent crashes more effective at activating supermassive black hole

Violent crashes more effective at activating supermassive black hole

What does it take to switch on a supermassive black hole? A new study by researchers at CU Boulder explores that question, finding that violent...