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Super Powerful Explosion Of Dying star Observed As It Happened

The super powerful explosion of the star lasted only 40 seconds, but it emitted just as much energy as the sun will radiate throughout its lifetime, Joinfo.com reports with reference to AD.nl. It was a combination of a luck and quick action

Groundbreaking Discovery: Astronomers Verified Existence of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes

For the first time, astronomers the University of New Mexico (UNM) have confirmed the discovery of orbiting supermassive black holes. The black holes are located in a galaxy 750 million light-years from Earth, and their discovery could teach us a great

NASA Finds Dust Around Active Black Holes Is More Compact Than Previously Thought

Most, if not all, large galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at their centers. Many of these black holes are relatively quiet and inactive, like the one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. However, some supermassive black holes are currently

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to go looking for remnants of the vanquished star,

Scientists Puzzled Over Unique Galaxy Merger

Was 49 is the name of a system consisting of a large disk galaxy, referred to as Was 49a, merging with a much smaller "dwarf" galaxy called Was 49b. The dwarf galaxy rotates within the larger galaxy's disk, about 26,000 light-years from

Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core

Though there have been several other suspected, similarly booted black holes elsewhere, none has been confirmed so far. Astronomers think this object, detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, is a very strong case. Weighing more than 1 billion suns, the rogue

Star Discovered in Closest Known Orbit Around Likely Black Hole

This discovery was made using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as NASA’s NuSTAR and CSIRO’s Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA), Joinfo.com reports. The close-in stellar couple – known as a binary – is located in the globular cluster 47 Tucanae, a

Giant Black Hole Has Been Absorbing Star For More Than 10 Years Now

Researchers made this discovery using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Swift satellite as well as ESA’s XMM-Newton, Joinfo.com reports with reference to NASA. Three X-ray telescopes found evidence that the intense gravity of a black hole can destroy a star.

Massive black hole devours a star, returning leftovers

For the first time, researchers were able to watch both a black hole devouring a star and jets of debris shooting out from the black hole as result of the star's demise, researchers at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)