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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 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.
Jan 16, 2016 02:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This massive black hole candidate may be of the 'intermediate-mass' variety, possibly tying up a perplexing astrophysical puzzle.
Jan 4, 2016 05:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although a mysterious cloud of gas was supposed to get eaten by the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, its survival has revealed some interesting features surrounding the gravitational behemoth.
Sep 22, 2015 04:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As stars whip around our galaxy's supermassive black hole, they should generate their own special kind of 'sonic boom' -- could astronomers detect them?
Aug 28, 2015 05:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a galaxy, 600 million light-years away, a black hole deathmatch is ripping up spacetime, exposing some fascinating dynamics at the heart of a powerful quasar.
Aug 24, 2015 12:04 PM ET // Jason Major
Europe's XMM-Newton telescope took an X-ray scan of the Milky Way's core, capturing some dazzling high-energy delights.
Aug 11, 2015 05:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered the smallest supermassive black hole lurking in the center of a dwarf galaxy around 340 million light-years away. Small it may be, but it could help to unlock some pretty hefty black hole mysteries.
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