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Hubble reveals a rogue black hole that’s closer than we thought

June 14th, 2022

Black holes are one of the biggest mysteries of space. They’re also one of the most terrifying things, too. The black holes themselves are invisible. That’s because not even light can escape the intense gravity pull that they create. We’ve discovered plenty of black holes. But scientists believe they may have now discovered a wandering …

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Don’t miss this stunning photo of a black hole erupting

December 26th, 2021

Astronomers have captured a stunning photograph of a supermassive black hole erupting over 12 million light-years from the Earth. The photo is of the radio emissions caused by the active feeding of the black hole. According to astronomers, the image spans that of 16 full Moons side by side.

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Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole has sprung a leak

December 13th, 2021

The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy may not be sleeping, after all. Previously, scientists believed that the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way was a sleeping giant. It would periodically awaken to devour any star of gas clouds that fell into it. It would then release radiation …

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Scientists spot a star turning into spaghetti near a black hole

October 14th, 2020

A distant black hole is sucking up a star that got a little too close for comfort. The event was detected by a pair of telescopes at the European Southern Observatory, and hints at a process called “spaghettification.” The star and black hole are hundreds of millions of light-years from Earth, so the event poses …

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Scientists finally spotted the rarest type of black hole

September 2nd, 2020

Scientists used gravitational-wave data to detect the merger of two smaller black holes and the formation of a larger one. The larger black hole is still smaller than a supermassive black hole, but it’s larger than any “standard” black hole. This new type of black hole, called an “intermediate-mass black hole” is the first of …

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A grapefruit-sized black hole may be hiding in our solar system

July 12th, 2020

An unseen object appears to be interacting with other objects along the edge of our solar system, and researchers don’t know exactly what it is.  Theories of “planet nine” have been proposed, but others believe it may be a tiny black hole. Researchers plan on scanning the skies for evidence of the black hole using …