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first image of Milky Way's black hole

Listen to the eerie sounds of our galaxy’s black hole

May 17th, 2022

Have you ever wondered what the Milky Way’s black hole sounds like? Well, now you can listen to it for yourself. Hot off the heels of sharing the first photo of our galaxy’s black hole, The Chanda X-Ray Observatory has also shared a video of what the black hole sounds like, and you need to …

first image of Milky Way's black hole

This is the first image of our galaxy’s black hole

May 12th, 2022

Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the Milky Way’s black hole. The existence of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy has been a possibility for many years. However, now, an image captured by the Event Horizon Telescope provides irrefutable evidence that it is indeed a black hole.

Supermassive black hole at spiral galaxy center

Everything we know about black holes may change because of this new study

May 10th, 2022

Scientists may have discovered something we previously thought impossible. Magnetic reversals aren’t an uncommon thing when it comes to cosmic entities. Our Sun undergoes a reversal of its magnetic field every 11 years. That’s what drives the solar cycle that astronomers have observed for hundreds of years now. Even the Earth undergoes these magnetic events …

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A decades-long mystery surrounding black holes was finally solved

January 24th, 2022

Scientists have been trying to explain the different mysteries of black holes for decades. One such mystery that astronomers have been scratching their heads over is how we get glimpses of the universe around the edges of black holes. Other mysteries include black holes giving birth to new stars. According to Albert Sneppen, a Danish …

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Black holes are bad news for tiny galaxies

October 14th, 2019

While astronomers have only recently been able to spot a black hole directly, there’s a lot that scientists think they know about them. For starters, it’s believed that they exist in the hearts of most large galaxies including our own, and their incredible pull can literally tear apart just about anything, including stars. So, if …

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Black holes might not be black holes at all

October 2nd, 2019

Of all the features of our universe, black holes might be the most interesting, as well as the most frightening. These ultra-dense spots in space suck in everything around them, and once a black hole has you in its grasp, there’s quite literally no escaping it. For a long time, scientists have believed that black …

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Astronomers spot a trio of black holes on a devastating collision course

September 26th, 2019

Black holes are one of the most interesting features of our universe. So incredibly dense that their gravitational pull can swallow up light itself, they are enormously powerful on their own, but when three of them get together? Well, that’s a recipe for some serious fireworks. As NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains in a new …