#BlackHoles

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NASA X-ray observatory reveals how black holes swallow stars and spit out matter

A joint NASA/Italian space mission has put its sunglasses on to observe polarized X-ray light from a corona of hot gas around the Cygnus X-1 black hole.

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The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End | Quanta Magazine

In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information.

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The fastest-growing black hole eats one Earth of mass every second

Scientists have discovered the fastest-growing black hole and it eats the equivalent of 1 Earth every passing second.

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Rotating Black Holes Could Make Hyperspace Travel Finally Within Reach

One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. That fantasy may be closer to reality than previously imagined.

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Black holes might not be black holes at all – BGR

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 escapi

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Einstein’s General Relativity passes the test at the centre of our Galaxy

Measurements of a star close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way confirms the predictions General Relativity

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SpaceX contracted by NASA to launch black hole and neutron star research craft | TechCrunch

SpaceX has been awarded a new contract by NASA to launch the agency’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, or IXPE. This research spacecraft will study polarized light from sources including neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae and supermassive black holes

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Harvard scientists lead team revealing black hole – Harvard Gazette

A years-long effort by dozens of researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole.

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Astronomers spot black hole spinning unbelievably fast as it swallows up a star – BGR

Black holes are some of the most interesting features of our universe, but they're also not very well understood. Studying distant black holes in any great detail is very difficult due to the fact that nothing, including light, can escape their grasp once

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Milky Way's Black Hole Provides Long-Sought Test of Einstein's General Relativity - Scientific American

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Black Hole Belches Bright Radio Flashes as It Devours Nearby Star

Black holes are voracious eaters, but they don't have the nicest table manners.

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New Wormhole Could Resolve the Black Hole Information Paradox

A new theory is percolating among physicists that presupposes the existence of a traversable wormhole.

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Gravitational Lensing Provides Rare Glimpse Into Interiors of Black Holes

The observable Universe is an extremely big place, measuring an estimated 91 billion light-years in diameter. As a result, astronomers are forced to rely on powerful instruments to see faraway objects. But even these are sometimes limited, and must be paired with a technique known as gravitational lensing.

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Astronomers are set to peer into a black hole and take a picture of its event horizon

Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Black holes are regions of space inside which the pull of gravity is so st

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Black hole rips star apart, creating biggest blast ever seen

At first scientists thought the inconceivably bright flare was a supernova, but it turned out to be a far crazier cosmic collision

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Einstein's clock: The doomed black hole to set your watch by | New Scientist

Every 12 years, a black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy completes an orbit around an even bigger black hole, marking this with a violent outburst

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There's a black hole in our galaxy, and it's not far from Earth

Black holes are more common than you may think. There’s even one in our galaxy. Close enough for scientists to actually observe its destructive nature.

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Black holes not the end: Physical object could cross a wormhole into another part of the universe

Objects may be able to pass through a wormhole at the centre of a black hole despite extreme forces.

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Hunt Continues for Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers

The sound of merging supermassive black holes does not saturate the universe.

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A five-dimensional black hole could 'break' general relativity

Five-dimensional black holes would contain gravity so intense, the laws of physics as we know them would fall apart.

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Hold Up, Did We Just Crack Time Travel? - The Daily Beast

Astrophysicists famously proved Einstein’s theory on the existence of gravitational waves last week. Here’s the less covered part of it all: It might, down the line, bring us closer to moving through time.

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Astronomers Have Found Clear Link Between Black Holes And Galactic Merger

Astronomers have investigated the relationship between supermassive black holes that power radio-signal-emitting jets and the merger history of their host galaxies.

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Scientists discover black hole so big it contradicts growth theory

By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists say they have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. "Ba

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Lab Tests Find Confirm Hawking Radiation

A whisper from a lab-manufactured black hole may confirm the existence of radiation predicted by University of Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking four decades ago. If validated by further research, the finding would offer evidence that particles blinking in and out of existence can rob black holes of mass.

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It Turns Out Black Holes Can Be Medium-Sized, Too

Black holes do indeed come in three sizes: small, medium and extra large, a new study suggests. Astronomers have studied many black holes at either size extreme — "stellar-mass" black holes, which are a few dozen times as weighty as...

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Are White Holes Real? - The Nature of Reality

Sailors have their krakens and their sea serpents. Physicists have white holes: cosmic creatures that straddle the line between tall tale and reality. Yet to be... Read Full Post

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Could Tiny 'Black Hole Atoms' Be Elusive Dark Matter?

Dark matter, the invisible and mysterious stuff that makes up most of the material universe, might be hiding itself in microscopic black holes, says a team of Russian astrophysicists.  Astronomers have been on the hunt for dark matter for decades now, us