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Astronomers find black hole in Sagittarius constellation

An international team of astronomers led The University of Manchester have found evidence of a new 'missing-link' black hole in the Milky Way galaxy, hidden in the Sagittarius constellation.

The absurd precision involved in detecting gravitational waves

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Back in September 2015, the LIGO experiment detected gravitational waves formed 1.3 billion years ago when two black holes merged into one. The physics is pretty straightforward but to get the measurement, scientists had to build one of the most sensitive machines ever built. Show More Summary

how do you know if your adviser sucks?

Getting your PhD can be frustrating for many reasons. One reason is that advisers vary enormously in their quality. Some faculty have a very reliable record of happy students. Others are black holes who chew up students and never graduate them. Older scholars can more easily spot good and bad advisers but it is hard […]

Rising Star and National Treasure Chelsea Clinton is a Rising Star and a National Treasure

Even the leftwing Vanity Fair has had it up to its neck with the constant media promotion of this Black Hole of Negative Charisma and Achievement. She manages to mix her mother's narcissism with her father's... well, what can we...

A black hole in a low mass X-ray binary

A globular cluster is a roughly spherical ensemble of stars (as many as several million) that are gravitationally bound together, and typically located in the outer regions of galaxies. Low mass X-ray binary stars (LMXBs) are systems in which one star is compact (a neutron star or black hole) and is accreting matter from a companion star.

Space Photos of the Week: Galaxies That Pass Gas Together, Stay Together

Bursts of energy from a black hole, lava on Mars, and Jupiter's cloud tops. The post Space Photos of the Week: Galaxies That Pass Gas Together, Stay Together appeared first on WIRED.

Will Rising Rents Close One of Seattle’s Only Black-Owned Galleries?

by Lester Black Eric Salisbury at C Art Gallery Lester Black There’s a house-sized hole a hundred yards away from Eric Salisbury’s C Art Gallery. It’s one of those boxy depressions that you can see across the city, just waiting to be filled with steel, concrete and a new building. Show More Summary

Computer model helps explain how LIGO's black holes formed

COMPAS points theory behind gravitational wave detections in the right direction

Synopsis: Turning up the Ringdown

Stacking up gravitational-wave “ringdown” signals from a set of black hole mergers increases the sensitivity of the signals to black hole properties. [Physics] Published Thu Apr 20, 2017

High-Mass Stars "Reveal Rate Black Holes, Neutron Stars and Supernovae Evolved in the Cosmos"

The Large Magellenic Cloud embodies a phase of the universe prior to the Milky Way when the largest number of high-mass stars were formed. For this reason, its metallicity - the proportion of its matter made up of chemical elements...        

The arrhythmic beating of a black hole heart

At the center of the Centaurus galaxy cluster, there is a large elliptical galaxy called NGC 4696. Deeper still, there is a supermassive black hole buried within the core of this galaxy.

Pocast: Episode 004

We review each others choices from last episode. Namely; Kraken - Kraken", Silencer "Death - Pierce Me" and Italy's Black Hole "Land of Mystery". SkullKrusher sounded like he was drunk.Download, listen on iTunes, or acast or wherever...Show More Summary

Supermassive black holes found in tiny galaxies

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Just because a black hole is enormous doesn’t mean the galaxy around it has to be. Astronomers have found two new supermassive black holes at the centers of “ultracompact dwarf galaxies” in the constellation Virgo, and they think this type of system is fairly common. Those black holes are so big...

New Discovery --"Potentially Doubles the Number of Supermassive Black Holes in the Universe"

Three years ago, a University of Utah-led team discovered that an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy contained a supermassive black hole, then the smallest known galaxy to harbor such a giant black hole. The findings suggested that the dwarfs were likely tiny...        

What Does a Black Hole Really Look Like?

39-year-old drawing hints at what the Event Horizon Telescope may have just captured: the true shape of a black hole -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Supermassive black holes found in 2 tiny galaxies

(University of Utah) U astronomers and colleagues have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes, the second and third such galaxies found to harbor the objects. Together, the three examples suggest that black...Show More Summary

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