Contrary to what was expected, a team of astronomers has discovered that kilonova event has been brightening ever since it first appeared
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An international team of astronomers recently made the first-ever observation of a black hole in a nearby globular cluster
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Thanks to a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists now know why rapidly-spinning black holes blast out jets of charged particles.
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According to a new study, the recent merger of two neutron stars (which was detected thanks to the gravitational waves it created) most likely led to the creation of a black hole.
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A new method devised by a team of Chinese and US researchers could lead to accurate estimates on the masses of supermassive black holes.
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We’ve now had multiple detections of gravitational waves, opening up a whole new field: gravitational astronomy. We talk about the detections made so far, and how we can see the Universe in a whole new way.
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Thanks to an international effort and multiple radio telescopes, astronomers have visualized an event horizon for the first time.
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Watch several dozen stars in the center of our galaxy circle a massive, black “nothing.”
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Black holes are the most impressive objects in the Universe, but when happens when they crash into each other is absolutely mind-bending. They distort space and time itself, sending ripples out into the Universe.
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