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Scientists watch a black hole blinks

For the first time, astronomers have watched a black hole’s corona disappear, then reappear. It seems the universe has an odd sense of humor. While a...

This hungry black hole is one of the most massive in the Universe

We now know just how massive the fastest-growing black hole in the Universe actually is, as well as how much it eats, thanks to...

How an advanced civilization could exploit a black hole for nearly limitless energy

A black hole as a source of energy? We know black holes as powerful singularities, regions in space time where gravity is so overwhelming that...

Supermassive black holes thrive under pressure

When distant galaxies combine and form clusters, they create a highly pressurized environment. A Yale-led study has discovered that supermassive black holes thrive in...

In a photo of a black hole, a possible key to mysteries

Billions of people worldwide marveled at the first image ever captured of a black hole. The photo of the glowing, blurry doughnut, taken by the...

Black hole could bend some light back like a boomerang

You may have heard that nothing escapes the gravitational grasp of a black hole, not even light. This is true in the immediate vicinity of...

Scientists map dynamic black hole with light echoes

Although most black holes are too small on the sky for us to resolve their immediate surroundings, we can explore these mysterious objects by...

Scientists capture the turbulent life of two supermassive black holes in galaxy crash

400 million light-years away from Earth, in the constellation of Ophiuchus, two galaxies are crashing into each other and forming a galaxy we know...

Black hole outburst provides new insight into galaxy cluster evolution

Billions of years ago, in the center of a galaxy cluster far, far away (15 billion light-years, to be exact), a black hole spewed...

Science’s 2019 breakthrough of the year: The first image of a black hole

Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image...

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