Black Hole

Some black holes erase your past

Some black holes erase your past

In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future...
How fast do black holes consume matter

How fast do black holes consume matter?

Black holes with ravenous appetites define Type I active galaxies For decades, astronomers have tried to pin down why two of the most common types...
Newborns or survivors The unexpected matter found in hostile black hole winds

Newborns or survivors? The unexpected matter found in hostile black hole winds

New theory predicts origins of molecules in destructive cosmic outflows The existence of large numbers of molecules in winds powered by supermassive black holes at...
Supermassive black holes are outgrowing their galaxies

Supermassive black holes are outgrowing their galaxies

The biggest black holes in the Universe are growing faster than the rate of stars being formed in their galaxies, according to two new...
How strong are black holes really

How strong are black holes really?

UF scientists discover black holes' magnetism surprisingly wimpy Black holes are famous for their muscle: an intense gravitational pull known to gobble up entire stars...
Supermassive black hole is ahead of its time

Supermassive black hole is ahead of its time

The discovery of an extremely distant supermassive black hole, with a mass some 800 million times that of our Sun is causing astronomers to...
Star wanders too close to a black hole

Star wanders too close to a black hole

Some 290 million years ago, a star much like the sun wandered too close to the central black hole of its galaxy. Intense tides tore...
Supermassive black holes cause galactic warming

Supermassive black holes cause galactic warming

For most of their lives, galaxies are lush environments for turning gas into stars. Until they aren’t. Over the last few billion years, a mysterious...
Do Stars Fall into Black Holes, or Crash

Do stars fall into black holes, or crash?

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University have put a basic principle of black holes to the test, showing that...
Why don’t we see midsized black holes in the Universe

Why don’t we see midsized black holes in the Universe?

So dense that their gravitational pull folds space around them and any object crossing their “event horizon” is swallowed up forever, black holes even...