Gas halos are the perfect food for supermassive black holes at the center of early galaxies, which are now seen as they were over 12.5 billion years ago
The monster black hole is located 15 thousand light-years from Earth and has been named LB-1 by the researchers
RIT associate professor Richard O'Shaughnessy contributes to study in Physical Review Letters
The unexpected presence of a disk of material so close to a black hole offers a unique opportunity to test Albert Einstein's theories of relativity
Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87
Berkeley Lab scientists play key role in explaining a historic discovery
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event
Gamma-rays arising from a black hole merger would be a landmark finding because black holes are expected to merge "cleanly," without producing any sort of light
Researchers have successfully simulated how a ring-shaped black hole could cause general relativity to break down: assuming the universe contains at least five dimensions, that is.
Not a “firewall”—and the nature of the universe depends on it, physicist explains.