Tag Archives: Supermassive black hole

Black Hole Caught Red-Handed in a Stellar Homicide – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

August 2, 2013 – Black Hole Homicide: Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, a space-based observatory, and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on the … Continue reading

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NASA’s NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin

February 28, 2013 – NASA’s NuSTAR Helps Solve Riddle of Black Hole Spin: Two X-ray space observatories have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times … Continue reading

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The Biggest Baddest Black Hole Ever Discovered.

February 26, 2013 – An illustration of a black hole the size of nearly 10 billion Suns. Inside it, where gravity is so in- tense that not even light can escape, our solar system is shown to scale: Astronomers are … Continue reading

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