Articles tagged "supermassive black hole"

supermassive black holes june 3 2020

Huge simulation suggests new origin of supermassive black holes

Astrophysicists at Tohoku University in Japan have suggested a new theory for the origin of supermassive black holes using large computer simulations. The theory helps to further explain the massive number of black holes currently observed. Nearly every galaxy in...

June 14, 2020

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First detection of strong, rapid and regular X-ray bursts from a supermassive black hole

Astronomers found a supermassive black hole in an active galactic nucleus producing rapid and periodic eruptions of X-rays every nine hours. The nucleus contains about 400 000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 250 million light-years from Earth. According to a...

September 15, 2019


The most tightly coupled pair of supermassive black holes ever seen

An intriguing source has been discovered in the nearby Andromeda galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes. Previously thought to be part of the Milky Way's neighbor galaxy, the new research shows this source...

December 03, 2017

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Groundbreaking discovery confirms existence of orbiting supermassive black holes

For the first time ever, astronomers at The University of New Mexico say they've been able to observe and measure the orbital motion between two supermassive black holes hundreds of millions of light years from Earth - a discovery more than a decade in the...

June 28, 2017


Jet of particles, three times bigger than Milky Way, blasting from a supermassive black hole in Pictor A

NASA's scientists obtained images of a huge jet of particles blasted from a supermassive black hole at the center of the Pictor A galaxy. The continuous X-ray emission spread across the distance of 300 000 light years which is three times the diameter of Milky...

February 04, 2016


Black hole experiences massive X-ray flare

Black holes have always been one of the most mysterious and awe inspiring objects in space. Astronomers have known for some time that black holes periodically emit very powerful flares into space. New observations from NASA's Explorer missions Swift and the...

November 01, 2015


Astrophysicists inching closer to the physics truth about black holes

I have been arguing for years that the so-called black holes are nothing more than extremely powerful magnetic field regions formed in dense space plasma. These regions are similar to sunspots and coronal holes. However, in extremely dense plasma - specifically at the

May 31, 2015


Monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known

A supermassive blackhole has been found inside the tiniest galaxy ever found, the M60-UCD1, located about 54 million light years away from Earth. Researchers used NASA’s Hubble and the Gemini North 8-meter optical and infrared telescope on Hawaii to observe and

September 26, 2014


The Illustris Simulation - most ambitious computer simulation of our universe yet

No matter what your thoughts and opinions might be on the nature of our universe and Big Bang cosmology here is an interesting video, or better yet, a simulation of what astronomers call the first realistic virtual universe.The super-computer simulation, called &qu

May 07, 2014


Supermassive black hole at the center of cosmology

In physical reality there are no black holes. Instead there are intense magnetic field regions that are formed whenever the field strength in plasma becomes much stronger compared with its surroundings. The most intense magnetic field regions are formed at the most

April 05, 2014


Chandra catches our supermassive black hole rejecting material

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have taken a major step in explaining why material around the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is extraordinarily faint in X-rays. This discovery holds important implications for understanding

August 29, 2013


Supergiant Elliptical Galaxy Found to Harbor Most Massive Known Black Hole in the Universe

Chandra space telescope recorded a stunning image showing effervescence of supermassive black holes at elliptical galaxy M87 in cluster Virgo.  Outbursts and deep sounds have been generated by the black hole for eons as it seems.The black hole at the center of the

March 28, 2011