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Astronomers Have a Plan to Detect a Possible Black Hole in Our Solar System

You may have heard about Planet Nine—a hypothetical planet thought to exist in the outer reaches of the solar system. One possibility is that it’s not a planet at all but a tiny black hole. New research outlines a potential strategy for detecting this supposed black hole, in a search that could begin as early as next…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Astrophysics, Planet Nine, Primordial Black Holes

Family of black holes

Do you like holes? This perfectly unnerving image of two black holes merging in the accretion disk of another black hole is by Robert Hurt of NASA's Infrared Processing and Analysis Center. It illustrates a paper about energy flaring from merging singularities deep in space. (summarized by and Scientific American). On 21 May 2019, gravitational-wave detectors from the LIGO/Virgo collaboration picked up a possible signal from the merger of two black holes. That candidate event—which has ...
Tags: Post, News, Nasa, Graham, Black Holes, Sedna, Space Art, LIGO Virgo, Robert Hurt, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center

A Massive Star Has Disappeared Without a Trace

An unusually bright star in a nearby galaxy has gone missing, in a mystery of cosmic proportions.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Stars, Black Holes, Astrophysics, Vanishing Stars

Beyond Pluto: the hunt for our solar system's new ninth planet

Scientists think a planet larger than Earth lurks in the far reaches of the solar system. Now a new telescope could confirm their belief and change solar system scienceYou’d think that if you found the first evidence that a planet larger than the Earth was lurking unseen in the furthest reaches of our solar system, it would be a big moment. It would make you one of only a small handful of people in all of history to have discovered such a thing.But for astronomer Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie I...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Earth, Washington Dc, Planets, Black Holes, Pluto, Carnegie Institution For Science, Scott Sheppard

Colliding black holes could explode in epic light flares

Weird things happen when black holes merge
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Zwicky Transient Facility

For the First Time Ever, Astronomers Spot Light From a Black Hole Smash-up

Black holes aren’t supposed to leak any light when they smash into each other—or at least that’s what physicists thought. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Light, Physics, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Astrophysics, Black Hole Mergers

Black holes may merge with light of a trillion suns, scientists say

First optical observation made of phenomenon previously thought to occur in darknessWhen black holes collide, the ensuing cosmic drama was assumed to play out under the cloak of darkness given that both objects are invisible. But now astronomers believe they have made the first optical observations of such a merger, marked by a blaze of light a trillion times brighter than the sun.The flare was linked to a known black hole merger detected last year by the gravitational wave observatory, Ligo, wh...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, World news, Black Holes, Ligo

A Black Hole Collided With Something That Shouldn't Exist

Astronomers are puzzling over observations that show a black hole smashing into a mystery object of unusual size. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Neutron Stars, Mass Gap, Black Hole Mergers

Astronomers May Have Found the Closest Black Hole to Earth

This black hole—if that’s really what it is—is so close to Earth that you can see its star system without a telescope. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Earth, Physics, Black Holes

Black hole found 1,000 light years from Earth

Object found in HR 6819 system is the closest to Earth yet known – and is unusually darkAstronomers say they have discovered a black hole on our doorstep, just 1,000 light years from Earth.It was found in a system called HR 6819, in the constellation Telescopium. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Earth, Black Holes

Say There Were a Black Hole in Our Solar System: How Would We Find It?

Last year, scientists published a paper with an iconic diagram: a black circle representing, to scale, a 5-solar-mass black hole—and the size of the hypothetical Planet Nine if it were a black hole instead of a planet. So, if Planet Nine really is a black hole, how would we find it?Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Black Holes, Planet Nine, Primordial Black Hole

Little black hole orbits large black hole

NASA published this animation showing a little black hole (150m solar masses) whirling around a large black hole (18bn solar masses), punching through its accretion disc like an energetic puppy doing donuts through a bead curtain. Two massive black holes are locked in a dance at the center of the OJ 287 galaxy. The larger black hole is surrounded by disk of gas; it is also orbited by a smaller black hole that collides with the disk, producing a flare brighter than 1 trillion stars. But becau...
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This 420 podcast about Black Holes will blow your mind with the power of Christ

Gimlet Media's Every Little Thing podcast is based on a pretty simple concept: you call a hotline and leave a message with a question that's been bugging you. If it's intriguing enough, they make a podcast about the answer. When a guy named Kyle left a meandering voicemail about the nature of spacetime as it relates to black holes, the show's hosts couldn't resist. His giggley, midwest-by-way-of-California-surfer-dude tone seemed like the perfect stoned-at-3-am-philosophical-question fit for the...
Tags: Post, News, California, Jesus, Avengers, Black Holes, Christ, University Of Southern California, 420, Astrophysics, Kyle, Lichtman, Spacetime, Clifford Johnson, Every Little Thing, high on Christ

Astrophysicists discover exotic merger of black holes

Gravitational wave researchers at LIGO and Virgo observatories spot black holes of different sizes colliding.The finding is unusual because previous black hole mergers involved partners of similar size.The new information re-confirms Einstein's theory of relativity. Gravitational wave researchers discovered a very unusual merger of black holes 2.4 billion light-years away. They spotted a collision where one black hole was almost four times larger than another, expanding our understanding of s...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Washington, Physics, Innovation, Universe, Gravity, Elvis Presley, University Of Chicago, Louisiana, Illinois, Black Holes, Einstein, Virgo, Ligo, Cosmos

To Celebrate Hubble's 30th Anniversary, NASA's Sharing What it Snapped on Your Birthday

Next week marks the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s launch, and NASA’s celebrating its birthday with another launch: a new search feature to find out what out-of-this-world photo Hubble captured on your birthday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Hubble, Black Holes, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxy, Outerspace, You Know What They Say About Turning 30

This Black Hole Is Bending Light Back Toward Itself

Scientists think that they’ve spotted a black hole’s gravity bending light emitted from the disk of matter around it right back toward the black hole, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Black Holes, Astrophysics

Earth-Spanning Telescope Takes Unprecedented Image of Black Hole Spewing Radiation

A worldwide network of telescopes has produced an image of a jet of radio waves appearing to blast out from the center of a supermassive black hole at over 15 times the speed of light.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope, Quasars, Astrophysics, Supermassive Black Holes, Blazars

Scientists capture image of black hole emitting high-energy jets

Image taken by Event Horizon Telescope involving eight telescope and global team An image of a huge, powerful jet of plasma powered by a supermassive black hole has been captured by researchers in unprecedented detail.The team say the bright blob on the left of the image is thought to be the disc gas and dust swirling around the black hole, with the jet of plasma depicted by a stream of less intense red features apparently emanating from it. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, World news, Black Holes, Event Horizon Telescope

Hubble may have found the ‘missing link’ in black hole formation

It has found the best evidence yet of an intermediate-mass black hole
Tags: News, Trends, Hubble, Black Holes, Emerging Tech, Space News, Intermediate Mass Black Hole

Hubble Telescope Detects Unthinkable Quasar Tsunamis

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have detected quasars sending outbursts of energy roaring through their galaxies, according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Hubble, Black Holes, Hubble Space Telescope, Quasars, Astrophysics

A Typical Neutron Star Is Only 13.6 Miles Wide, According to New Ultra-Precise Measurement

A typical neutron star measures 22 kilometers (13.6 miles) wide, according to new research. It’s the most accurate measurement yet of these highly compact, super-dense objects.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, Particle physics, Black Holes, Cosmology, Neutron Stars, Astrophysics

Black Hole Photobombs Asteroid

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft set out on September 8, 2016 to study the asteroid Bennu. But last fall, one of its experiments detected something surprising: a flare from a black hole.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Asteroids, Black Holes, Bennu, Osiris Rex

Biggest explosion ever seen in the Universe

A massively powerful eruption has been detected in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, located about 390 million light years from Earth. It is the biggest such event ever observed. In some ways, this blast is similar to how the eruption of Mt. St. Helens in 1980 ripped off the top of the mountain,” said Simona Giacintucci of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC, and lead author of the study. “A key difference is that you could fit fifteen Milky Way galaxies in a row into the crater this eru...
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Astronomers want your help to identify thousands of black holes

The public is invited to keep an ear out for radio signals from black holes
Tags: News, Trends, Citizen Science, Black Holes, Emerging Tech, LOFAR, Space News

Biggest cosmic explosion ever detected left huge dent in space

Eruption in black hole 390m light years away punched cavity the size of 15 Milky WaysThe biggest cosmic explosion on record has been detected – an event so powerful that it punched a dent the size of 15 Milky Ways in the surrounding space.The eruption is thought to have originated at a supermassive black hole in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, which is about 390m light years from Earth. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, Black Holes, Ophiuchus

Groundbreaking 1979 visualization of black hole

French physicist Jean-Pierre Luminet hand-plotted this image of a black hole in 1978, said to be the the first based on data rather than artistic speculation. From Wikipedia: 1979 - He created the first "image" of a black hole with an accretion disk using nothing but an early computer, lots of math and India ink, predicting that it could apply to the supermassive massive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy M87. In April 2019 the Event Horizon Telescope Consortium provided a spectacu...
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Hubble images dusty galaxy to learn about supermassive black holes

Scientists want to know if larger, more massive galaxies host larger, more massive supermassive black holes.
Tags: News, Trends, Hubble, Black Holes, Hubble Space Telescope, Emerging Tech, Space News, Supermassive Black Holes, Ngc 1022

Astronomers search tiny galaxies to understand the evolution of black holes

Astronomers have new clues to the conundrum of how massive black holes formed early in the universe with the discovery of 13 black holes in dwarf galaxies relatively nearby to Earth.
Tags: News, Trends, Black Holes, Emerging Tech, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Space News, Dwarf Galaxies, Very Large Array

Google Scientists Are Using Quantum Computers to Study Wormholes

Google researchers are figuring out how to study some of the weirdest theorized physics phenomena, like wormholes that link pairs of black holes, using experiments in a lab.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Physics, Black Holes, Quantum Computing, Quantum Mechanics, Wormholes, Google Scientists Are Using Quantum Computers

Gravitational Waves Could Uncover Missing-Link Black Holes

Scientists hope that the future of gravitational wave detection will allow them to directly observe a mysterious kind of black hole. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, Virgo, Astrophysics, Ligo, Intermediate Mass Black Holes