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“Black Hole”

Apr 2, 2014 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NGC 1316 has a lot of skeletons in its closet -- literally.
Apr 1, 2014 12:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A massive black hole has, for the first time, revealed its bling -- a string of star clusters arranged like a stellar String of Pearls. Continue reading →
Mar 29, 2014 05:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The finding suggests that galaxy mergers aren't necessary to create the supermassive black holes that lurk at the hearts of galaxies.
Mar 25, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could the physics behind lasers help solve one of the biggest paradoxes hanging over theoretical physics? Continue reading →
Mar 24, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you happened to be falling into a black hole, the last thing on your mind will likely be how pretty the view is. Continue reading →
Mar 21, 2014 02:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you think you're having a bad day, spare a thought for the surviving star in a binary system after its stellar neighbor detonates as a powerful supernova. Continue reading →
Mar 5, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Back when the universe was half its present age, supermassive black holes were feeding from a steady and plentiful diet of neighboring galaxies, the first measurement of a distant supermassive black hole’s spin shows.
Feb 27, 2014 11:39 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Supermassive black holes could be quenching star formation in elliptical galaxies, forcing them to appear 'red and dead.'
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