A study shows the unexpected effect of black holes beyond their own galaxies

These results suggest, then, that there is a particular coupling between the black holes and their galaxies, by which they can expel matter to great distances from the galactic centres,…

Magnetized Threads Weave Spectacular Galactic Tapestry

The new panorama of the Galactic Center builds on previous surveys from Chandra and other telescopes. This latest version expands Chandra’s high-energy view farther above and below the plane of…

Bubbles with Titanium Trigger Titanic Explosions

The heat from this cataclysmic event produces a shock wave – similar to a sonic boom from a supersonic jet – that races outwards through the rest of the doomed…

Peering into a Galaxy’s Dusty Core to Study an Active Supermassive Black Hole

What, precisely, is happening at its core to cause all this activity? Upcoming observations led by Nora Lützgendorf and Macarena García Marín of the European Space Agency using NASA’s James…

New distance measurements bolster challenge to basic model of universe

Observational results inconsistent with theory National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryShare Print E-Mail A new set of precision distance measurements made with an international collection of radio telescopes have greatly increased the likelihood that…

Doubts about basic assumption for the universe

Study by the Universities of Bonn and Harvard questions a fundamental principle of cosmology University of Bonn No matter where we look, the same rules apply everywhere in space: countless…

Hubble Finds Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Sized Black Hole

From NASA March 31, 2020 Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as “intermediate-mass,” which betrayed…

Chandra Data Tests ‘Theory of Everything’

March 19, 2020 One of the biggest ideas in physics is the possibility that all known forces, particles, and interactions can be connected in one framework. String theory is arguably…

Hubble’s Close-Up of Spiral’s Disk, Bulge

From NASA Dec. 20, 2019 This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 2051, a galaxy in the southern constellation of Mensa (the Table Mountain) lying about 85…

Black Hole Nurtures Baby Stars a Million Light-Years Away

From NASA Nov. 29, 2019 Black Hole Nurtures Baby Stars a Million Light-Years Away Back to Gallery Black holes are famous for ripping objects apart, including stars. But now, astronomers…

Stars Are Being Born in the Depths of a Black Hole

From NASA Stars Are Being Born in the Depths of a Black Hole Located about 5.8 billion light years from Earth in the Phoenix Constellation, astronomers have confirmed the first…

Hubble Finds Medusa in the Sky

From NASA Oct. 24, 2019 Hubble Finds Medusa in the Sky Often referred to by its somewhat drier New General Catalogue designation of NGC 4194, this was not always one…

Revealing the Milky Way’s Center

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Hubble Spots Stunning Spiral Galaxy

From NASA May 3, 2019 Few of the universe’s residents are as iconic as the spiral galaxy. These limelight-hogging celestial objects combine whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars,…