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Fresh photographs of Milky Way’s black hole Sgr A* reveal strong, twisted magnetic field similar to M87*

The colossal black hole named Sagittarius A* resides at the heart of the Milky Way, approximately 2…

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Einstein's theory of general relativity just got 500 times harder to beat thanks to the first-ever black hole to be caught on camera

"Using the gauge we developed, we showed that the measured size of the black hole shadow in M8…

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A supermassive black hole is actually losing energy instead of gobbling it all up, new research shows

Scientists have long believed that magnetic fields could suck energy out of black holes, but they d…

Sonam Sheth   


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Artificial intelligence may have just given astronomers a better idea of what black holes really look like

A machine learning algorithm created by researchers seems to have provided a clearer image of the M…

Aaron McDade   


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Scientists capture first direct image of a supermassive black hole, 6.5 billion times the size of the sun, spewing out jets of plasma

Astronomers hope the discovery will help us understand exactly how these jets are created — s…

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Neeraj Chopra scripts history yet again, becomes first Indian to win gold in World Athletics Championships

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra on Sunday scripted history yet again as he became the first Indian t…

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NASA released an audio clip of a black hole, and it's pretty spooky

Black holes push waves of pressure through the galaxies around them. It can sound like a wailing al…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Meet the black hole at the center of our galaxy: Scientists just took its picture for the first time

Researchers unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole lurking at the heart of our gal…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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Black hole image supports Einstein's theory of gravity, disappointing scientists who are probing for cracks

Researchers captured the first image of our galaxy's supermassive black hole. It could help confirm…

Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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The Russian navy's biggest warships are becoming its biggest headaches

Russia's navy has had limited involvement in Ukraine, but Moscow's setbacks there may force it to r…

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Neeraj Chopra misses Stockholm Diamond League by a whisker, finishes second

Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra clinched his first top-3 finish at the prestigious Diamond League Me…

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A mesmerizing photo shows powerful magnetic fields swirling around a black hole

The image illustrates that magnetic fields are strong enough to prevent some matter from getting su…

Aria Bendix   


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The first-ever supermassive black hole to be captured on camera has a wobbly shadow

Now, using data that spans back over a decade, data collected from the project shows that the sh…

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Scientists might reveal the first photo of our galaxy's central black hole on Thursday. Watch their announcement live.

Seven research institutions are holding simultaneous press conferences to announce what's being bil…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Supermassive black hole bigger than 7 billion Suns is spinning so fast that it's close to breaking the laws of physics

Chandra’s X-ray data showed that M87 was spinning between 2.4 to 6.3 times faster than the speed of…

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The first-ever picture of a black hole is fuzzy. These incredible illustrations help explain what it shows.

The black hole weighs about as much as 6.5 billion suns, and the shadow of its event horizon - wher…

Dave Mosher   


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This year's black hole photography gets called off due to coronavirus concerns

Since it’s unlikely that the pandemic will end by then, Event Horizon Telescope believes tha…

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The first 'groundbreaking' pictures of a black hole may be unveiled on Wednesday. Here's what scientists think those images will look like.

She added: "We can run very high resolution simulations that show a great level of detail, but I'm …

Dave Mosher   


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Humans are about to see the first-ever photo of a 'supermassive' black hole. Here what we hope to discover

But according to Einstein's theory of general relativity, a black hole is so massive and spins so q…

Aria Bendix