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Astronomers discover an 'astonishing' overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy
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Astronomers discover an 'astonishing' overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy

Massive stars are particularly important for astronomers because of their enormous influence on their surroundings (known as their 'feedback').

Supermassive black holes can decide when a star formation process should be
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Supermassive black holes can decide when a star formation process should be "switched off": Study

However, observational evidence of a connection between supermassive black holes and star formation has been lacking, until now.

Colliding black holes could be lurking at the outskirts of spiral galaxies like the Milky Way
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Colliding black holes could be lurking at the outskirts of spiral galaxies like the Milky Way

The outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions claims the study.

LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors can also be used to unlock the secrets of dark matter
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LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors can also be used to unlock the secrets of dark matter

Calculations show that certain types of dark matter could form giant clouds around astrophysical black holes.

Nobel Prize 2017 for Physics awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves
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Nobel Prize 2017 for Physics awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves

Three US scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves

Study by TIFR researchers confirms that supermassive black holes can form gravitationally bound pairs
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Study by TIFR researchers confirms that supermassive black holes can form gravitationally bound pairs

The detection confirms a theory predicting the presence of a compact binary in a radio galaxies bearing a "Z" shape.

China launches space telescope to observe black holes, pulsars and gamma ray bursts
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China launches space telescope to observe black holes, pulsars and gamma ray bursts

The 2.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) was launched via a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gobi Desert.

Black holes may be hidden by space dust: US National Optical Astronomy Observatory
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Black holes may be hidden by space dust: US National Optical Astronomy Observatory

Enormous quantities of space dust in galaxies could play an important role in hiding the black holes they harbour at their centres.

Astronomers look back 13.8 billion years to create the largest ever map of the universe
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Astronomers look back 13.8 billion years to create the largest ever map of the universe

The red dots are quasars, rings of glowing matter and energy with black holes at their centers, and the nearby galaxies are shown as yellow dots.

Nasa successfully launches a super balloon after seven failed attempts
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Nasa successfully launches a super balloon after seven failed attempts

A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday.

Space-based gravitational wave detectors may reveal how black holes are born
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Space-based gravitational wave detectors may reveal how black holes are born

Two detections of gravitational waves caused by collisions between supermassive black holes should be possible each year using space-based instruments

New era for astrophysics: Scientists glimpse first evidence of Einstein's gravitational waves
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New era for astrophysics: Scientists glimpse first evidence of Einstein's gravitational waves

Gravitational waves are a measure of strain in space, an effect of the motion of large masses that stretches the fabric of space-time.

Nasa finding confirms Indian theory: Black holes are 'ultra hot balls of fire'
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Nasa finding confirms Indian theory: Black holes are 'ultra hot balls of fire'

Recent observation by Nasa scientists of giant flares of X-rays from a black hole confirms theory that the black holes ultra hot balls of fire like our Sun.

Stephen Hawking wants to be a Bond villain: Here's why it's a brilliant idea
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Stephen Hawking wants to be a Bond villain: Here's why it's a brilliant idea

What really makes Stephen Hawking an exceptional genius is his sense of humour. The physicist said he wants to be a Bond villain.

Black holes are mathematically impossible, says a new study
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Black holes are mathematically impossible, says a new study

For decades, black holes were thought to form when a massive star collapses under its own gravity to a single point in space called a singularity.

NASA finds rare pair of 'gravitationally entwined' black holes
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NASA finds rare pair of 'gravitationally entwined' black holes

It is the close-knit black holes, also called black hole binaries, that have been the hardest to find for astronomers. The objects are usually too small to be resolved even by<br /> powerful telescopes.

NASA finds rare pair of 'gravitationally entwined' black holes
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NASA finds rare pair of 'gravitationally entwined' black holes

It is the close-knit black holes, also called black hole binaries, that have been the hardest to find for astronomers. The objects are usually too small to be resolved even by powerful telescopes.

Supermassive Black holes eat stars to grow bigger
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Supermassive Black holes eat stars to grow bigger

Black holes at the centre of galaxies become super massive by eating stars, says a new study.

Supermassive Black holes eat stars to grow bigger
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Supermassive Black holes eat stars to grow bigger

Black holes at the centre of galaxies become super massive by eating stars, says a new study.