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Astronomers Map a Black Hole Using ‘Echoes’ of Light

This artist’s interpretation shows the black hole MAXI J1820+070 and its companion star, along with J1820’s accretion disk (orange) and […]

Maybe You Really Can Use Black Holes to Travel the Universe

Can you really survive traveling through an enormous black hole? A team of physicists has been studying the notion. (Roen […]

Maybe You Really Can Use Black Holes to Travel the Universe

Can you really survive traveling through an enormous black hole? A team of physicists has been studying the notion. (Roen […]

Astronomers Clock a Black Hole Spinning at Half the Speed of Light

This artist’s impression shows a disk of hot gas orbiting close to a black hole. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss) Black holes […]

Astronomers Clock a Black Hole Spinning at Half the Speed of Light

This artist’s impression shows a disk of hot gas orbiting close to a black hole. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss) Black holes […]

When Black Hole Jets Create Natural Particle Accelerators

Spinning supermassive black holes often shoot out jets of plasma from their poles. When the magnetic fields in these jets […]

When Black Hole Jets Create Natural Particle Accelerators

Spinning supermassive black holes often shoot out jets of plasma from their poles. When the magnetic fields in these jets […]

Black Holes Surrounded by Gaseous ‘Fountains,’ Not ‘Donuts’

CO molecular gas and C atomic gas distribute around a black hole, as shown in orange and cyan, respectively. (Credit: […]

Black Holes Surrounded by Gaseous ‘Fountains,’ Not ‘Donuts’

CO molecular gas and C atomic gas distribute around a black hole, as shown in orange and cyan, respectively. (Credit: […]

A New Way to Spot Black Holes in Binary Star Systems

Black holes in binary systems can suck matter off their companion star, forming an accretion disk that shines brightly. Studying […]

Magnetic Field Feeds a Supermassive Black Hole

An artistic illustration showing how the magnetic fields would corral the torus and “feed” the black hole. (Credit: NASA/SOFIA/Lynette Cook) […]

Magnetic Field Feeds a Supermassive Black Hole

An artistic illustration showing how the magnetic fields would corral the torus and “feed” the black hole. (Credit: NASA/SOFIA/Lynette Cook) […]

A New Way to Spot Black Holes in Binary Star Systems

Black holes in binary systems can suck matter off their companion star, forming an accretion disk that shines brightly. Studying […]

Astronomers May Have Just Caught a Black Hole Eating a Star

SS 433 is a microquasar, consisting of a compact object (right), which is either a black hole or a neutron […]