Tag: Supermassive Black Holes

2018 was an Impressive Year for the Astronomical World

2018 was an Impressive Year for the Astronomical World

Astronomy has progressed rapidly following the surge of technological advancements. As a result, several astronomical developments are being made on a regular basis. In these circumstances, it is almost impossible to determine the top events in the astronomical world. However, we have tried to list some of the top astronomical events of 2018 (in our…

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Hubble and Gaia have Measured the Mass of the Milky Way

Hubble and Gaia have Measured the Mass of the Milky Way

The data from the Hubble Space Telescope of NASA and the Gaia Satellite of the European Space Agency led to the most accurate measurements of the mass of the Milky Way. According to previous research, which was conducted several decades back, the mass of our galaxy ranges somewhere between 500 billion and 3 trillion solar…

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NICER Mission Maps a New Black Hole called J1820

NICER Mission Maps a New Black Hole called J1820

The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) of NASA allowed the researchers to study a new stellar-mass black hole called J1820. NICER found this massive black hole (10 times the mass of the Sun) by detecting the X-rays emitting from it as it consumed material from a companion star. The name given to this newly-discovered…

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Massive Black Holes are quite common in the Universe

Massive Black Holes are quite common in the Universe

An international team of researchers detected the light from around the first massive black holes in the universe to challenge the long-accepted theory about massive black hole formation. Despite being confident about their existence, scientists have been unable to discover the source of these ancient black holes (quasars). In order to find a solution for…

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Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Signals from Deep Space

Scientists Detect Mysterious Radio Signals from Deep Space

A telescope in Canada detects repeating bursts of Radio waves (emanating beyond our galaxy) for the first time since 2007. Astronomers identified mysterious repeating energy bursts from deep space in the summer of 2018. Researchers analyzed the collected data and published their report on the 9th January 2019. According to that, the source of these…

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ClaRAN, an AI Program that can Identify Galaxies in Deep Space

ClaRAN, an AI Program that can Identify Galaxies in Deep Space

Scientists might have discovered a new way of setting up huge neural networks in an attempt to discover far-off galaxies. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is simulated intelligence demonstrated by machines in contrast to the natural thinking done by humans. These machines (agents) are made to mimic the way we think through computer programming. The ability of…

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Amazing Facts about the Milky Way

Amazing Facts about the Milky Way

We have a lot of mysterious things going around us. The galaxy that contains our Solar System is called the Milky Way. It is full of mysteries and scientists are trying incredibly hard to unveil them but it seems as if all their efforts are proving insufficient, at least for now. Despite the technological advancements,…

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Greatest Discoveries of Spitzer Space Telescope

Greatest Discoveries of Spitzer Space Telescope

Spitzer has been amazing us for 15 years now through its marvelous discoveries. Spitzer Space Telescope was launched on 25th August 2003 by NASA. The primary mission of this telescope was 2.5 years long and it was scheduled for that but it outlasted all the estimates of its lifetime and is still hovering in space.…

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Researchers at MIT Reveal a Sprawling Galaxy Cluster which was Hiding in Plain Sight

Researchers at MIT Reveal a Sprawling Galaxy Cluster which was Hiding in Plain Sight

A bright galaxy remained hidden for years despite being extremely bright. Researchers have had a hunger to explore what is out there for ages. Space has always been a mystery even after all the research we have done on our surroundings. There are billions of entities that are unknown to humans yet their hunger for…

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Scientists Discovered a New Method adopted by the Baby Black Holes to Grow

Scientists Discovered a New Method adopted by the Baby Black Holes to Grow

Supermassive black holes provide the necessary material to the newly formed black holes to grow and expand. Black holes have always been an intriguing phenomenon since its discovery. Researchers from different parts of the world make considerable investments of time and money to understand these amazing marvels of nature. This led to a lot of…

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Multimessenger Astronomy is the reason behind the Discovery of a Cosmic-Ray Source

Multimessenger Astronomy is the reason behind the Discovery of a Cosmic-Ray Source

Neutrinos helped the scientists to figure out a source of the cosmic rays. Cosmic rays have been entering the atmosphere of our planet ever since. The source of these rays have always been a mystery for astronomers as they couldn’t figure out a scientific explanation for their opinions. Having said that, the announcement of an…

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A Million Habitable Planets could orbit a Black Hole

A Million Habitable Planets could orbit a Black Hole

Sean Raymond, an Astrophysicist at the Observatory of Bordeaux, suggests that nearly a million planets supporting life could orbit a black hole. Black Holes are one of the most amazing concepts and scientists are quite keen to explore more and more about them. We do know that the gravitational pull in these regions of space…

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How and when will we travel to another Galaxy?

How and when will we travel to another Galaxy?

Will we find a new home soon? Astronomers are spreading to all parts of the space these days. Efforts are being made to support longer missions so that manned spacecraft could be sent to the far-off destinations. For example, different satellites are orbiting around planets like Neptune but no man has ever gone that far…

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Supermassive Black Holes can Devour One Star in a Year

Supermassive Black Holes can Devour One Star in a Year

Are Black Holes the most powerful thing in the universe? Supermassive black holes are considered the central point of almost every galaxy out there. They are extremely dangerous as they have the potential to wipe out the very galaxy it resides in. The reason for this frightening threat is, the blazing energy these holes have,…

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