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Astronomers discover massive ring of gas circling our black hole

June 6th, 2019

The center of the Milky Way galaxy is somewhere you wouldn’t want to be. We have it pretty easy here on Earth, orbiting our star and staying out of everyone’s way, but deep within the heart of our galaxy, a monster lurks. It’s a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A* (that’s pronounced “A star”, …

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Here is the first-ever photo of a black hole

April 10th, 2019

As we expected, the international collaboration of scientists involved in the Event Horizon Telescope project have made good on their promise to provide the first-ever visual evidence of a black hole. At a conference today, which was held simultaneously in several countries and in multiple languages, researchers revealed their findings to the world. What we …

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Watch scientists reveal the first-ever image of a black hole live

April 10th, 2019

Well, the day is finally here. After centuries of wondering and developing technology capable of actually spotting a black hole, the international group of researchers that make up the Event Horizon Telescope project are ready to unveil their findings to the world. Thankfully, the scientists know how big of a deal this is and have …

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We’re probably about to see the first-ever photograph of a black hole

April 2nd, 2019

Black holes are so strange that they’re kind of hard to wrap your brain around. They’re super-dense objects with gravitational pull so strong that nothing can escape them and, while we know they exist, astronomers have never actually photographed one. Weird, right? When it comes to spotting a black hole the distance is really what …

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You can now visit a black hole in virtual reality

November 19th, 2018

Black holes are scary. They’re like bottomless pits that nothing can escape from, even light, and you probably wouldn’t want to get too close to one. Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is thought to feature a supermassive black hole at its center. at a point known as Sagittarius A*, and thanks to the wonders …

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A distant black hole just proved Albert Einstein was right

July 26th, 2018

Albert Einstein dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge, even if he couldn’t always prove that his theories made sense. Many of the things that Einstein wrote about during his life couldn’t even be tested with the technology that existed at the time, which means we’re still trying to figure out just how right …