Friday, Sep 30, 2022

black hole


NASA audio of what a black hole sounds like is eerily unsettling

August 23, 2022 4:15 pm

NASA has created a 'sonification' of the sound emerging from the black hole at the centre of the Perseus galaxy cluster. Here is what it sounds like.

ESO image captures galaxy with closest discovered pair of supermassive black holes

August 21, 2022 2:55 pm

NGC 7727 is a giant galaxy formed from the merger of two galaxies and at its centre lies the closest pair of supermassive black holes ever found.

Scientists plan to use colliding black holes to measure how fast universe is expanding

August 21, 2022 2:55 pm

Astrophysicists have developed a method for using pairs of colliding black holes to measure how fast the universe is expanding and with it, how the universe evolved and where it is going

Scientists find an exotic black hole deemed a 'needle in a haystack'

July 19, 2022 7:47 pm

Researchers discovered a black hole that has a mass at least nine times greater than our sun and is "X-ray quiet."

Black Hole Hunters: Scientists want your help in finding hidden black holes

July 18, 2022 11:39 am

Researchers are solicting the public's help for finding "hidden black holes" by observing the effects they have on the light of stars.

Fastest growing black hole discovered, consumes equivalent of one Earth each second

June 19, 2022 9:08 am

A new black hole discovered by astronomers at the ANU (Australian National University) is actually the largest one ever spotted. Read all about it here.

Explained: The black hole at the centre of Milky Way, photographed for the first time

May 17, 2022 12:41 pm

The photograph provides evidence that the object at the centre of the Milky Way, which has been a subject of speculation for decades, is indeed a black hole.

Astronomers capture 1st image of Milky Way’s huge black hole

May 13, 2022 7:02 am

Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have these giant black holes at their centre, where light and matter cannot escape, making it extremely hard to get images of them.

Massive black hole might have spontaneously 'flipped' its magnetic field

May 10, 2022 6:30 pm

Magnetic reversals are likely to be common events in the cosmos, with geological records showing the Earth's field unpredictably reversing a few times every million years.

Astronomers discovered eight new 'echoing' black holes in the milky way

May 05, 2022 4:07 pm

As a black hole pulls in gas and dust from an orbiting star, it can give off bursts of X-ray light that bounce and echo off the gas spiralling into it and briefly illuminating the black hole’s surroundings.