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Gravitational waves part 1: Waves detected for the third time

Gravitational waves have been detected for the third time, deep within space. These are confirmed by alterations in sound and were directed by Northwestern University scientists and engineers.

Stephen Hawking’s black hole prediction witnessed for first time

Jeff Steinhauer, a physicist at Technion University in Israel, has created an acoustic black hole and observed particles slipping out of its grasp, providing the strongest evidence to date of one of Stephen Hawking’s most famous predictions.

Scientists detect massive black hole collision

For only the second time, scientists have detected gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime — together with and a pair of colliding black holes.

Matter which enters black holes isn't annihilated, says study

A new study has taken a big step forward to solving the so-called "information loss paradox" associated with black holes. The new research says that information is preserved inside black holes and not annihilated as previously thought.

And now the galaxy's weather forecast: Showers in central parts

Cambridge - With the aid of NASA's orbital Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have discovered that the speed of expansion of galaxies containing supermassive black holes can be retarded by a phenomenon they’ve dubbed cosmic precipitation.

Monster ancient black hole discovered at dawn of time

Tucson - An international team of astronomers recently found an ultraluminous quasar, the brightest in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet discovered.

Black holes acting as stopcocks shutting off new star formation

Baltimore - Massive black holes at the centre of older galaxies operate as a brake on the formation of new stars, a study has found.

Three drifting black holes foster new research for scientists

Three black holes have been observed to be drifting towards each other. Discussion is happening throughout the scientific community as we wait to see what happens when they have fully spiraled into one another.

NASA captures intriguing 'Hand of God' image in distant space

San Diego - An image dubbed as the “Hand of God” generated by a telescope overseen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has captured the imagination of astronomers and space explorers.

The discovery of black holes: 50 years or more?

This month is the official 50th anniversary of using the term “black hole” to describe the mysterious bottomless pits of outer space. There is some dispute with this date, with evidence indicating that the term was coined a few years earlier.

Black holes may have 'hair'

For 50 years, scientists have generally agreed that every black hole is exactly the same. New research from the International School for Advanced Studies in Italy has shown that this may not be the case.

Black holes possible source of lithium but add more hurdles

The universe's lithium supply is, at the most one-third of what it should be. Now, black holes have been considered a source of the element, but that only complicates things more as it deepens the question of how all of it disappears.

Discovered – black holes large enough to swallow a galaxy

Astronomers have unexpectedly discovered two of the largest black holes ever seen in the universe. The black holes are millions of times larger and denser than any previously recorded: large enough to swallow out solar system many times over.

Supermassive black hole dust from planet and asteroid collisions

Leicester - A press release by the Royal Astronomical Society says a team of astronomers led by Dr. Sergei Nayakshin has proposed that doughnut-shaped dust surrounding supermassive black holes arise from high speed collisions between planets and asteroids.

Computer Confirms Massive Black Holes In Our Galaxy

New computer simulations have confirmed the existence of a large number of gigantic black holes in our home galaxy, the Milky Way, left over from the time of its birth.

Op-Ed: Large Hadron Collider could create black hole, destroy world, cause acne

Doomsayers don’t need a lot of encouragement. The idea is to crash a few protons together and compress matter, generating a lot of energy. The theory is that this will create a micro black hole, which will swallow Europe and then the world.

Those Crazy Scientists Are at it Again

Could a scientific experiment accidently destroy the world? The question pops up every now and then, even among scientists. An upcoming super-collider experiment is raising fears among the disaster-minded and scientifically ignorant.

It's a Black Hole? No, It's a Black Star

Black holes might not exist. At least they might not look like the way scientists have imagined them. A troubling paradox in physics might have given rise to a brand new controversial calculation which abolishes the idea of "event horizon."

Co-Evolution: Dramatic Alter of Dark Reputation

The mysteries of space are never-ending. The question of dark matter, black holes, and creation of galaxies raises perplexed questions on whether co-evolution really exists: Are the black holes indispensable forces of creation of galaxies?

1300 Black Holes in the Sky

If you're looking for a black hole in the sky, this picture makes it easy to think that they're not hard to find. A new wide-field panorama reveals more than one thousand supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies.

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Full field X-ray view of Andromeda s center with black hole candidates marked.
Full field X-ray view of Andromeda's center with black hole candidates marked.
Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/SAO/R.Barnard, Z.Lee et al.), Optical (NOAO/AURA/NSF/REU Prog./B.Schoening,
An artist s impression of a quasar with a supermassive black hole in the distant universe.
An artist's impression of a quasar with a supermassive black hole in the distant universe.
Zhaoyu Li/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Misti Mountain Observatory
Using NASA s Chandra X-ray Observatory  astronomers have found that the growth of galaxies containin...
Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that the growth of galaxies containing supermassive black holes can be slowed down by a phenomenon referred to as cosmic precipitation.
Chandra X-ray: NASA/CXC/Michigan State Univ/M.Voit et al
Elliptical galaxy NGC 1132  as seen by NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory; the blue/purple in the im...
Elliptical galaxy NGC 1132, as seen by NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory; the blue/purple in the image is the X-ray glow from hot, diffuse gas that is not forming into stars.
NASA, ESA, M. West (ESO, Chile), and CXC/Penn State University/G. Garmire, et al.
X-ray/Optical image of Andromeda s core.
X-ray/Optical image of Andromeda's core.
Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/SAO/R.Barnard, Z.Lee et al.), Optical (NOAO/AURA/NSF/REU Prog./B.Schoening,

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