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Cosmic slurp: Predicting black hole eating binges

Georgia Tech researchers use supercomputers to understand and predict signs of black holes swallowing starsSomewhere out in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly...

Early Universe ‘Warmed Up’ Later than Previously Believed

A new study from Tel Aviv University reveals that black holes, formed from the first stars in our universe, heated the gas throughout space...

‘Spooky action’ builds a wormhole between ‘entangled’ quantum particles

Quantum entanglement, a perplexing phenomenon of quantum mechanics that Albert Einstein once referred to as "spooky action at a distance," could be even spookier...

From One Collapsing Star, Two Black Holes Form and Fuse

Black holes—massive objects in space with gravitational forces so strong that not even light can escape them—come in a variety of sizes. On the...

Why our black hole is a finicky eater: Material ejects itself...

For years, scientists have observed that the black hole at the center of our galaxy has a surprisingly small appetite.While the black hole, named...

Dusty surprise around giant black hole

Over the last twenty years, astronomers have found that almost all galaxies have a huge black hole at their centre.Some of these black holes...

Black hole powered jets plow into galaxy

This composite image of a galaxy illustrates how the intense gravity of a supermassive black hole can be tapped to generate immense power. The...

What would the birth of a black hole look like?

A new kind of cosmic flash may reveal something never seen before: the birth of a black hole.When a massive star exhausts its fuel,...

Using Black Holes to Measure the Universe’s Rate of Expansion

A few years ago, researchers revealed that the universe is expanding at a much faster rate than originally believed — a discovery that earned...

UFOs Help Monster Black Holes Shape Their Galaxies

A curious correlation between the mass of a galaxy's central black hole and the velocity of stars in a vast, roughly spherical structure known...

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