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Gravitational waves from 39 cosmic events recorded by LIGO, VIRGO in the last six months
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Gravitational waves from 39 cosmic events recorded by LIGO, VIRGO in the last six months

Some of the coalescing black holes could help scientists understand how black holes partner up before they collide.

ESO telescopes capture the stunning moment a black hole devoured, ripped apart a star
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ESO telescopes capture the stunning moment a black hole devoured, ripped apart a star

While the idea of a black hole sucking in a nearby star sounds like science fiction, but it is exactly what happens in a tidal disruption event.

Nobel-winning black hole physics by Penrose, Hawking stands on work of Indian physicist Amal Raychaudhuri
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Nobel-winning black hole physics by Penrose, Hawking stands on work of Indian physicist Amal Raychaudhuri

The Raychaudhuri Equation continues to be a key tool in investigating the behaviour of black hole horizons in modern physics.

Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study
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Star cluster feeding the black hole in our Milky Way has gobbled up a dwarf galaxy: Study

Some nuclear star clusters in our galaxy must have been formed from objects falling into black holes, the research suggests.

Stunning 'eye of the serpent' spotted by Hubble in spiral arms of a galaxy in the Hydra constellation
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Stunning 'eye of the serpent' spotted by Hubble in spiral arms of a galaxy in the Hydra constellation

Only half of all the known spiral galaxies have a central bar-like structure, including NGC 2835 and our Milky Way galaxy.

Scientists detect mammoth collision of 'impossible' black holes for first time
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Scientists detect mammoth collision of 'impossible' black holes for first time

It is thought that black holes are the vacuum cleaners of the Universe, sucking in everything in their paths.

Cosmic heartbeat discovered in gas cloud synced with a black hole by Arecibo, Fermi telescopes
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Cosmic heartbeat discovered in gas cloud synced with a black hole by Arecibo, Fermi telescopes

This gas cloud in the constellation Aquilla 'beats' in rhythm with a black hole 100 light-years away.

Discs of active, non-active spiral twin galaxies have significant differences, study proposes
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Discs of active, non-active spiral twin galaxies have significant differences, study proposes

Researchers scoured through over 600 spiral galaxies that are 'almost twin' but had different nuclear activity.

Scientists are now a step closer towards understanding how a supermassive black hole is born
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Scientists are now a step closer towards understanding how a supermassive black hole is born

They have found that the supermassive black hole lives in a galaxy known as Mirach's Ghost due to its proximity to the star Mirach.

Black hole the size of a grapefruit lurking at the edges of our solar system 'could be Planet X'
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Black hole the size of a grapefruit lurking at the edges of our solar system 'could be Planet X'

The Legacy Survey of Space and Time telescope should be able to confirm or rule out if Planet X is a black hole or not.

eROSITA telescope scans the entire sky, produces comprehensive X-ray map that shows millions of objects
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eROSITA telescope scans the entire sky, produces comprehensive X-ray map that shows millions of objects

The objects discovered include Milky Way stars and supermassive black holes at the centres of other galaxies.

Scientists discover a huge black hole, 700 million light-years away, that eats about one sun per day
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Scientists discover a huge black hole, 700 million light-years away, that eats about one sun per day

The black hole’s mass is also about 8,000 times bigger than the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

Astronomers observe light flare emerge from the collision of two black holes for the first time
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Astronomers observe light flare emerge from the collision of two black holes for the first time

The collision took place 7.5 billion light-years from Earth and the black holes were about the size of Long Island.

Scientists have found evidence that either the biggest neutron star or the smallest black hole has collided with another black hole
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Scientists have found evidence that either the biggest neutron star or the smallest black hole has collided with another black hole

The object is heavier than the presumed 2.5-solar-mass cap on neutron star size, but smaller than the most lightweight black hole ever observed.

German-Russian telescope eROSITA captures our stunning universe in x-ray vision
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German-Russian telescope eROSITA captures our stunning universe in x-ray vision

Most of the dots in the image are supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies, devouring gas and becoming so hot that the glow can be seen across the universe.

Heartbeat of supermassive black hole 600 mn light-years away still strong a decade after discovery
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Heartbeat of supermassive black hole 600 mn light-years away still strong a decade after discovery

The time between each beat could reveal key information – particularly about the matter near the black hole, and its size.

Milky Way's giant gas-filled Fermi bubbles imaged in visible light for the first time
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Milky Way's giant gas-filled Fermi bubbles imaged in visible light for the first time

While these structures have captured the imagination and attention of many scientists and astrophysicists, the source of these bubbles is still unknown.

NASA says black hole positioned at centre of Milky Way caused energy outburst 3.5 million years ago
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NASA says black hole positioned at centre of Milky Way caused energy outburst 3.5 million years ago

"The flash was so powerful that it lit up the stream like a Christmas tree — it was a cataclysmic event!" said Principal Investigator Andrew Fox from STScI.

New beast: Astronomers detect another rare blue optical transient in the universe, 500 million-light-years-away
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New beast: Astronomers detect another rare blue optical transient in the universe, 500 million-light-years-away

This explosion has taken scientists by surprise because of its speed and heaviness of the material outflows.

South Africa’s MeerKAT satellite captures an image that helps solve the mystery of ‘X galaxies’
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South Africa’s MeerKAT satellite captures an image that helps solve the mystery of ‘X galaxies’

The MeerKAT captured high-quality imaging of a galaxy called PKS 2014-55 800 million light-years away.