A team of European astronomers accurately measured the orbit of a star around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky way, thus confirming predictions made by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.
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LIGO has detected a third instance of gravitational waves. Like the previous two, this one was caused by merging black holes.
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A team of researchers questions the existence of an event horizon around black holes and wonders what it would look like when a star collides with one.
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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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Imagine being caught in the clutches of a black hole, being whirled around at dizzying speeds and having your mass slowly but continually sucked away. That’s the life of a white dwarf star that is doing an orbital dance with a black hole. And this dancing duo could be the first ultracompact black hole X-ray […]
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Could Primordial Black Holes be what the Universe’s dark matter is made of?
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A study by a team of scientists at the University of Sheffield suggests that stars being ripped apart due to galactic collisions might be 100 times more common than previously thought.
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The Event Horizon Telescope should give us our first picture of a Black Hole in the beginning of 2018.
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Welcome, come in to the 497th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. I’m Susie Murph, part of the team at Universe Today and CosmoQuest. So now, on to this week’s stories! Over at Planetaria, Paul […]
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