NGC 1316 has a lot of skeletons in its closet -- literally.
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 →
The finding suggests that galaxy mergers aren't necessary to create the supermassive black holes that lurk at the hearts of galaxies.
Could the physics behind lasers help solve one of the biggest paradoxes hanging over theoretical physics? Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
Supermassive black holes could be quenching star formation in elliptical galaxies, forcing them to appear 'red and dead.'
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