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Cold hydrogen could have stopped Milky Way’s star formation
For the first time ionised hydrogen has been detected at the lowest frequency ever towards the centre of our galaxy
How many types of black hole are there?
These high-gravity objects come in more flavours than you might expect
Gravitational wave ejections appear to be more frequent than first thought
The LIGO and Virgo collaboration has observed more cosmic collisions after their equipment upgrades in April 2019
LIGO and Virgo are back in business to search for more gravitational waves
After upgrading the mirrors, lasers and other important components, the hunt for ripples in space and time is back on
How a water tank can be used to simulate a black hole
Black holes and water tanks exhibit the similarities in their wave propagation, providing a useful Earth-based insight
Gamma-ray telescope gets ready for prime time
Gamma rays are known to be produced by some of the most energetic objects in the universe, including supernova explosions, pulsars and around black holes
Can black holes make exotic materials?
Could black holes be a factory for unusual material at their hearts?
Galactic collision formed an ‘x-ray ring’
The Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed a ring of black holes or neutron stars, or even both, 300 million light years away from Earth
Astronomers propose new way of measuring the universe’s expansion
Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing
What would happen if two black holes collided?
What happens when an unstoppable force meets another unstoppable force…
What would happen if you fell down a black hole?
Here’s what it’s like to visit one of the strangest places in the universe
Astronomers baffled by a radio ‘echo’ detected from distant galaxy
13 days after an X-ray emission was detected from a distant galaxy, an almost identical radio signal was detected
New gravitational wave detection reveals ripples from black hole smash
This is the first three-detector observations made of these waves in the fabric of space-time
Astronomers discover closest-ever supermassive black hole pairing
The system resides in spiral galaxy NGC 7674, which is located about 400 million light years from Earth
Baby black holes may have forged gold and platinum
Astronomers believe that the heaviest elements were formed from the very first versions of these exotic objects
LIGO detects gravitational waves for the third time
This is the most distant gravitational wave source detected yet
Black hole’s temperature swings measured for the first time
These winds spewing from these exotic objects can heat up and cool down in the span of just a few hours
Astronomers detect echoes from black holes munching on stars
This is the first time we have clearly seen the infrared light echoes from multiple tidal disruption events
Star cluster found to host hundreds of black holes
Astronomers have shone light on a globular cluster of stars that could host several hundred black holes, a phenomenon that until recently was thought impossible