blackholes News

First black hole image: Here are five things that we learnt

Space scientists unveiled the first-ever photograph of a black hole taken from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project earlier this week. The photograph shows the black hole that is located at Messier 87 (M87) galaxy, which is some 55 million light-years away from here.

Black Hole Event Horizon highlights: 'Science fiction has become science fact,' say scientists

Black Hole Event Horizon highlights: First Image of Black Hole in India: The black hole was discovered at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster.


Black hole event horizon: Here is what it looks like

Black Hole Event Horizon: The first photo looks like a "ring of light surrounding a dark circle deep in the heart of the galaxy known as Messier 87, some 55 million light-years away from here, resembled the Eye of Sauron", the New York Times reported.

Heart of Milky Way may host thousands of black holes: study

Black holes from outside the halo are believed to fall under the influence of the SMBH as they lose their energy, causing them to be pulled into the vicinity of the SMBH, where they are held captive by its force.

'Ultramassive' black holes discovered in far-off galaxies

Researchers using NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope have found that massive black holes are 10 times heavier than previously expected.

Five 'supermassive' black holes discovered

The researchers, led by astronomers at Durham University, UK, pointed NuSTAR at nine candidate hidden supermassive black holes that were thought to be extremely active at the centre of galaxies.


Black holes to measure the expansion rate of universe

Radiation emitted in vicinity of black holes could be used to measure distances of light years.