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Bright Flash Detected in February Was a Black Hole Jet Pointed Straight at Earth

Bright Flash Detected in February Was a Black Hole Jet Pointed Straight at Earth

Illustration: Carl Knox – OzGrav, ARC Center of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery, Swinburne University of Technology On February 11, astronomers saw a distant flash of light that seemed to come from a source as bright as a quadrillion suns. They alerted other scientists to the event, and several telescopes quickly pivoted to focus on …

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Black Hole Closest To Earth Found. It Is 10 Times Bigger Than The Sun

Black Hole Closest To Earth Found. It Is 10 Times Bigger Than The Sun

There are an estimated 100 million stellar-mass black holes in the Milky Way Washington: The closest known black hole to Earth has been found by astronomers using the International Gemini Observatory, run by the NOIRLab of the NSF. It has been confirmed that a dormant stellar-mass black hole exists in the Milky Way for the …

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Astrophysicists Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth

Astrophysicists Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth

Scientists have discovered a relatively small black hole lurking next to a star in the constellation Ophiuchus, about 1,600 light-years away. It’s now the closest-known back hole to Earth. Black holes are the densest objects in our universe (sorry, neutron stars). Whether they’re small, stellar-mass black holes or the supermassive ones horse the centers of …

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Bright, powerful burst of gamma rays detected by multiple telescopes |  CNN

Bright, powerful burst of gamma rays detected by multiple telescopes | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Multiple space and ground-based telescopes witnessed one of the brightest explosions in space when it reached Earth on October 9. The burst may be one of the most powerful ever recorded by telescopes. …

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What Drives Galaxies?  The Milky Way's Black Hole May Be the Key

What Drives Galaxies? The Milky Way’s Black Hole May Be the Key

On May 12, at nine simultaneous press conferences around the world, astrophysicists revealed the first image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. At first, awesome though it was, the painstakingly produced image of the ring of light around our galaxy’s central pit of darkness seemed to merely prove what experts …

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Graveyard of ancient stars uncovered in the Milky Way |  CNN

Graveyard of ancient stars uncovered in the Milky Way | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The Milky Way galaxy has a graveyard of dead stars that stretches three times the height of the galaxy, according to new research. Astronomers found the ancient stellar remnants when they mapped this …

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Dormant black hole discovered outside our galaxy for first time

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — An elusive type of black hole has been discovered in a neighboring galaxy for the first time, according to a new study based on observations from the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO’s) Very Large …

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