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May 5, 2016 11:49 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
There's a hurricane surrounding a supermassive black hole 75 million light-years away and astronomers have clocked its speed to calculate the black hole's mass: a whopping 660 million times the mass of our sun.
Apr 12, 2016 03:02 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A highly sensitive radio telescope has seen something peculiar in the depths of our cosmos: A group of supermassive black holes are mysteriously aligned, as if captured in a synchronized dance.
Apr 6, 2016 06:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The true nature of mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs) may not have been revealed after all.
Apr 6, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a monster black hole, some 17 billion times more massive than the sun, in a modestly sized galaxy, raising suspicions that supermassive black holes may be much more common than originally thought.
Apr 4, 2016 06:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
New measurements show that quasars can blow far past the theoretical temperature limit of 100 billion degrees Kelvin (179 billion degrees Fahrenheit), which has scientists puzzled.
Mar 21, 2016 07:00 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi,
Dark matter could be made of particles that each weigh almost as much as a human cell and are nearly dense enough to become miniature black holes, new research suggests.
Mar 15, 2016 10:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have observed a supermassive black hole in a distant quasar and made a stunning discovery -- it's spinning one-third the speed of light.
Feb 23, 2016 07:15 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The pair of black holes the set off the first detection of gravitational waves through space may have been spawned by the death of a single, massive star.
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