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.'
Theoretical physicists may have stumbled onto a solution to the black hole "information paradox" -- what if a black hole's singularity isn't an infinitely dense point in space-time? Continue reading →
The renowned physicist has thrown the black hole "firewall paradox" into the limelight by suggesting black holes' event horizons be replaced with "apparent horizons." Continue reading →
You don't need ballistics tests for this crime scene; only the incredibly powerful jets from a supermassive black hole would have the force and energy to blast holes like this in a cosmic gas cloud.
If we could harness the energy generated by an evaporating black hole, we might be able to bridge the vast space between the stars.
Too often, the term paradigm-shift is used in science reporting for things that, really, aren't much of a shift in our thinking at all -- but this black hole discovery could be THE paradigm shift we've all been waiting for.
One of the biggest and most vexing problems in physics is how quantum dynamics and general relativity relate to one another -- but could both theories find middle-ground in a wormhole? Continue reading →
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