Scientists Are 99% Sure They Just Detected a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star
“If it turns out to be right, then we’ve confirmed a new type of star system. It’s that fundamental.”
Our Galaxy's Black Hole Suddenly Lit Up and Nobody Knows Why
In May, the supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way became 75 times brighter in just two hours.
This Tabletop Gravitational Wave Detector Could Shed Light on Dark Matter
LIGO, the observatory that detected the first gravitational wave, stretches for miles. The Levitated Sensor Detector would fit in your living room.
Here’s How Scientists Plan to Watch Supermassive Black Hole Collisions
“When these objects merge, there is more energy produced than the rest of the universe put together.”
This Black Hole Is Wildly Ejecting Plasma Jets as It Eats a Star
"This is one of the most extraordinary black hole systems I've ever come across.”
New Supercomputer Simulations Show How Plasma Jets Escape Black Holes
Black holes swallow everything that comes in contact with them, so how do plasma jets manage to escape their intense gravity?
Astronomers May Have Seen a Star Turn Into a Black Hole for the First Time
Last year astronomers witnessed an explosion like no other. Now astronomers are debating if what they witnessed was the exact moment a star became a black hole.
Astronomers Discover a Supermassive Black Hole Rotating At Half the Speed of Light
The astronomers took advantage of a fortuitous discovery to measure the rotation of a supermassive black hole with unprecedented accuracy.
Astronomers Find Strong Evidence There is a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy
Astronomers watched as gas approached 30 percent the speed of light during the most detailed observation ever made of material orbiting so close to a black hole.
Stephen Hawking’s Last Paper Is Now Online
The black hole information paradox fascinated Hawking for decades, and is the topic of his final research study.
Black Holes Can’t Account for Missing Dark Matter in the Universe
A statistical analysis of 740 supernovas found that black holes can only account for 40 percent of dark matter in the universe, putting another nail in the coffin for the MACHOs theory of dark matter.
Gravitational Waves Show No Evidence of Extra Dimensions
Observing the light from neutron stars provided a baseline to measure the effects of extra dimensions on the propagation of gravitational waves through space.