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Black hole week: Plunging into a black hole in a stunning visualisation

This amazing new visualisation by NASA depicts what it would be like to plunge into a black hole and it is stunning!

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of our Milky Way black hole released in 2022, has captured a new view of the massive object at the center of our Galaxy: how it looks in polarized light. This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarization, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the edge of Sagittarius A*. This image shows the polarized view of the Milky Way black hole. The lines mark the orientation of polarization, which is related to the magnetic field around the shadow of the black hole. Image Credit: EHT Collaboration

A new image of The Milky Way galaxy’s black hole shows magnetic field

A new image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration has uncovered strong and organized magnetic fields spiraling from the edge of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*).

This Hubble Space Telescope archival photo captures a curious linear feature that is so unusual it was first dismissed as an imaging artifact from Hubble's cameras. But follow-up spectroscopic observations reveal it is a 200,000-light-year-long chain of young blue stars. A supermassive black hole lies at the tip of the bridge at lower left. The black hole was ejected from the galaxy at upper right. It compressed gas in its wake to leave a long trail of young blue stars. Nothing like this has ever been seen before in the universe. This unusual event happened when the universe was approximately half its current age. Credits: NASA, ESA, Pieter van Dokkum (Yale); Image Processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI)

Hubble catches a runaway black hole

Hubble catches a runaway black hole that was ejected from its host galaxy after a tussle between it and two other black holes.

3D Model of M87 as observed by Hubble Space Telescope and Keck Observatory in Hawaii. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI

A potato shaped galaxy seen by telescopes

A potato shaped galaxy seen by telescopes. It is the M87, an elliptical galaxy and one of our neighbours, located 55 million light-years away.

Result of reconstructing the image by applying PRIMO to the same data set.

Image of black hole M87* reconstructed to an amazing higher resolution using AI

The first direct image of a black hole (M87*, a solar system-size black hole in the center of the Virgo galaxy cluster and 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun) was captured in 2019, by researchers f...

Astronomers think GRB 221009A represents the birth of a new black hole formed within the heart of a collapsing star. In this illustration, the black hole drives powerful jets of particles traveling near the speed of light. The jets pierce through the star, emitting X-rays and gamma rays as they stream into space. Credit: NASA/Swift/Cruz deWilde

NASA’s Swift, Fermi Missions Detect Exceptional Cosmic Blast

NASA’s Swift, Fermi Missions Detect Exceptional Cosmic Blast as a gamma-ray burst (GRB) – the most powerful class of explosions in the universe visited us. Astronomers think it represents the birth cr...

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This is what a black hole sounds like

This is a new sonification of of a black hole at the centre of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster by NASA. This is what a black hole sounds like.

First image of the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

First ever image of our own black hole Sag A* at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy

The Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration team has done it again! They have captured the first ever image of the black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way Galaxy!  This one is called Sagittarius A...

Image of a black hole at the centre of galaxy M87 and its event horizon, taken by the Event Horizon telescope in 2019. Photograph: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/EPA

Do black holes have hair?

Scientists ask the question do black holes have hair? And according to a new study with new mathematics the answer is yes, they have quantum hair.

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