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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...

Scientists find new way to “weigh” supermassive black holes

Supermassive black holes are the largest black holes, with masses that can exceed a billion Suns. Just this spring, the first-ever image of the supermassive...

A surprisingly big black hole might have swallowed a star from the inside out,...

About 15,000 light years away, in a distant spiral arm of the Milky Way, there is a black hole about 70 times as heavy...

How do black holes and neutron stars shine bright?

For decades, scientists have speculated about the origin of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from celestial regions that host black holes and neutron stars--the most...

Scientists discover rare supermassive black hole

Our Milky Way Galaxy is estimated to contain 100 million stellar black holes - cosmic bodies formed by the collapse of massive stars and...

Thousands of planets may be around a supermassive black hole

"I have seen the dark universe yawning, Where the black planets roll without aim; Where they roll in their horror unheeding, without knowledge or lustre or...

Milky Way’s big black hole hurls star to infinity and beyond

An international study has discovered a star travelling at more than six million km/h through the Milky Way after being flung from the centre...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...