Astronomers find the fastest-growing black hole of past 9 bn years

An international team of astronomers has discovered the fastest-growing black hole of the last nine billion years. The black hole consumes the equivalent of one Earth every second and shines 7,000 times brighter than all the light from our own galaxy, making it visible to well-equipped backyard astronomers, said the team from the Australian National … Read more

Scientists Spot Fastest-Growing Black Hole That Engulfs Equivalent Of 1 Earth Per Second

New Delhi: A black hole which is swallowing mass equivalent to an Earth each second has been spotted by astronomers. This is the fastest-growing black hole of the last 9 billion years. The discovery has been recently made by an international team led by astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU). The black hole shines … Read more

Scientists for first time discover radio emission covering giant galaxy with black hole

In a first, scientists have discovered a faint radio emission covering a giant galaxy with an energetic black hole at its centre. The discovery, made by using high contrast imaging, was made by a team of astronomers in Japan. This included Shinya Komugi (Kogakuin University), Yoshiki Toba (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan [NAOJ]), Yoshiki Matsuoka … Read more

NASA’s video shows dance between black holes and their feeding stars

A new NASA animation shows some of our Milky Way galaxy’s closest black holes, as well as the stars that feed them, and 22 X-ray binaries in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud. According to a NASA statement accompanying the film, each pair depicts a black hole at the center of an orange-red accretion disc, the … Read more

Why the new image of a supermassive black hole is an ‘extraordinary validation’ of Albert Einstein’s best-known theory

Scientists had long inferred that, at the heart of our very own Milky Way Galaxy, there lurked a voracious, invisible monster, skulking in the shadows of warped space and time, consuming all that came its way. They’d made the deduction through observations of how the stars and the galactic dust — how even the light … Read more

Haunting audio from a black hole allows humans to hear the sounds of space 240 million light-years away

Is there sound in space? New audio released from NASA provides some insight – and the answer is haunting. The audio, released on May 4, is that of a black hole from the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster, a massive space structure that’s 11 million light-years across and located about 240 million light-years away … Read more

The ‘sound’ of a black hole has been captured by NASA

The unsettling “sounds” of a black hole can finally be heard thanks to new NASA technology, and listeners are calling the result hypnotic and downright “terrifying.” NASA posted a 34-second recording on YouTube May 4, explaining the source of the sinister recording comes from deep within the Perseus Galaxy Cluster, some 250 million light years … Read more

Sonification of ripples: Hear the weird sounds of a black hole singing

In space you can’t hear a black hole scream, but apparently you can hear it sing. In 2003 astrophysicists working with NASA’s orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory detected a pattern of ripples in the X-ray glow of a giant cluster of galaxies in the constellation Perseus. They were pressure waves — that is … Read more

Astronomers to unveil groundbreaking results about the center of our galaxy

If the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) sounds familiar, it’s because its team was responsible for a pretty impressive achievement. Back in 2019, the team released the first-ever image of a black hole’s event horizon, a stunning development that at the time marked an incredible milestone for radio astronomy and physics. Now, the EHT, collaborating with … Read more