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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 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,
Supermassive black holes could be quenching star formation in elliptical galaxies, forcing them to appear 'red and dead.'
Feb 11, 2014 03:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
Jan 24, 2014 07:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
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