black holes

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

Researchers suggest there is a fifth force of nature governing our universe

Our understanding of the universe, based largely on Einstein's theory of general relativity, relies on four fundamental forces: Gravity, electromagnetic, and the strong and weak nuclear forces. These forces stop planets, molecules and even atoms from tearing themselves apart and are the

Supermassive black holes may be more common than once thought

Astronomers have uncovered a near-record breaking supermassive black hole, weighing 17 billion suns, in an unlikely place: in the center of a galaxy in a sparsely populated area of the universe, NASA reports. This computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole

Gravitational waves could revolutionize astronomy – Stephen Hawking

Last week a team of scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made a groundbreaking discovery. They detected gravitational waves from the black holes deep in space. This discovery will help people understand how the university works. Astronomy uses the electromagnetic