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An Astronomical First: Binary Black Holes Devouring a Star in an Inactive Galaxy

The celestial oddity was found because astronomers happened to catch the black holes ripping a star apart.<p>An artist's render of a pair of black holes, with the one on top accreting material from a dying star, while the one on bottom breaks the stream of debris. Image: ESA/C. Carreau<p>There’s a fair …

Universe

Could Tiny 'Black Hole Atoms' Be Elusive Dark Matter?

Dark matter, the invisible and mysterious stuff that makes up most of the material universe, might be hiding itself in microscopic black holes, says …

Dark Matter

Massive Explosion at Edge of the Universe --Hard Evidence of a Black Hole Forming

There is no other event in the cosmos that can compete in terms of energy and intensity with stellar explosions on the outer reaches of the universe …

Modeling Black Holes With Sony Playstations: The Next Challenge

A few years back I wrote about astrophysicist Gaurav Khanna at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and his low-cost approach to harnessing computer power for modeling black holes.<p>Why spend a lot of money to rent time on a university supercomputer when you can devise your own by going to Best …

There's Something More Than Dust Hiding the Black Hole Hearts of Galaxies

A nearly 50 year old model gets a bit more cloudy.<p>Image: NASA<p>Since the 1970s, astronomers have had a theory about black holes: every single one of them is surrounded by a doughnut-shaped cloud of dust. But a recent survey of more than 170,000 supermassive black holes conducted with help from NASA's …

Universe

Scientists Find Unprecedented Black Hole

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists have discovered a "fast and furious" super-powered small black hole, the first that …

Canadian Researchers Are Google Mapping Blackholes and Supernovas

And a cellphone app is in the works, so you can observe black holes on your iPhone.<p>Image: Wikimedia Commons<p>Supernovas and black holes are hard enough to track for NASA—and for space buffs with weaker telescopes, it’s even harder. But thanks to a little-known Canadian designed app called SkyWatch, …

Google Maps

Stephen Hawking: Black Holes Don't Really Exist

According to renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, black holes don't really exist. At least not in the "they destroy everything that gets …