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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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This new photo of a supermassive black hole is unlike any before, showing powerful magnetic fields spiraling around it

A new photo of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole taken from the Event Horizon Telescope shows…

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The equinox might fuel powerful Northern Lights by creating 'holes' in Earth's magnetic field

This may be the best month to see the Northern Lights, aka aurora borealis. The spring equinox is c…

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Interstellar internet may be possible if we can weaponise the gravity of massive stars, say scientists

The potential to manipulate long-range signals, such as light, is enormous, as it paves the way for…

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Black holes are rampaging through our universe at more than 2.2 million mph and scientists think they now know why

Scientists simulating the death of supermassive stars witnessed an unusual kick that sometimes occu…

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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…

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Small airports are magnets for the wealthy: Here are the 8 most popular for private jets

Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod, Jackson Hole: These and five other small cities attracted the most pri…

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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…

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Black hole or a neutron star — NASA puzzled over strange bright lights in the 'Fireworks' galaxy

The irony is that the observatory wasn’t really looking for either of them. The primar…

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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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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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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics discover three supermassive black holes merging together

The rare occurrence in the nearby universe indicates that small merging groups are ideal laborat…

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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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Photos show electrons from galaxies about a billion light-years away creating 2 'dancing ghosts' in the sky

Scientists were "baffled" by the shape of the clouds, which is unlike anything seen before with the…

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A black hole warped space-time so much that astronomers saw flashes of light from its far side

Albert Einstein predicted that black holes warp space-time, and astronomers just saw the proof - fl…

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Scientists detect light behind a black hole for the first time, proving Einstein's Theory

In 2017, astronomers took a giant leap by capturing the first-ever image of the darkest object i…

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Scientists spotted jets of hot gas whizzing out of a supermassive black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy

Authors of a new study reveal how they imaged plasma jets shooting out of a black hole nestled insi…

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A black hole spewed out material equivalent to 500 Empire State Buildings at nearly the speed of light — and NASA caught it on video

This black hole and its companion star make up the system called MAXI J1820+070 located within t…

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The Moon used to have its own shield against the Sun — it died a billion years ago

Scientists believe that the Moon was a lot closer to the Earth 4 billion years ago. At that ti…