Indian scientists find a novel way to detect naked singularities
In a significant find, a team of scientists from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) here has found novel ways to detect a bare or naked “singularity” – the most extreme object in the universe. When the fuel of a very massive star is spent, it collapses owing to its own gravitational pull and eventually becomes a very small region of arbitrarily high matter density, that is a “Singularity” where the usual laws of physics may breakdown. If this “s...
University of Utah have found two dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes
Astronomers have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes that take up a high percentage of the compact galaxies’ total mass. The findings, published in the Astrophysical Journal, suggest that dwarfs may be remnants of massive galaxies that were ripped apart by larger galaxies and that black holes lurk at the centre of most of these objects, potentially doubling the number of supermassive black holes known in the universe. Image: Nasa. “We still don’...
MIT researchers discover the last meal of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way
The last meal that the supermassive black hole of the Milky Way had was six million years ago, when it consumed a large clump of infalling gas before burping out a colossal bubble of gas weighing the equivalent of millions of suns, a new research led by an Indian scientist from here has found. With the help of the Nasa’s Hubble Space telescope, Rongmon Bordoloi and his team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge found that several distant quasars can be ...
MIT researchers have created a radio telescope the size of the Earth
Scientists from MIT and other institutions around the world have linked up multiple radio telescopes around the world using a method known as Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). The end result is essentially a telescope that is as big as the Earth. This is not the largest astronomical instrument ever created, the same technique was used to previously create telescope more than two and a half times the diameter of the Earth by linking multiple satellites observatories in space. MIT res...
MIT researchers have created a radio telescope the size of the Earth
Scientists from MIT and other institutions around the world have linked up multiple radio telescopes around the world using a method known as Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). The end result is essentially a telescope that is as big as the Earth. This is not the largest astronomical instrument ever created, the same technique was used to previously create telescope more than two and a half times the diameter of the Earth by linking multiple satellites observatories in space. MIT res...
MIT researchers have created a radio telescope the size of the Earth
Scientists from MIT and other institutions around the world have linked up multiple radio telescopes around the world using a method known as Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). The end result is essentially a telescope that is as big as the Earth. This is not the largest astronomical instrument ever created, the same technique was used to previously create telescope more than two and a half times the diameter of the Earth by linking multiple satellites observatories in space. MIT res...
India’s black hole scientist, C.V. Vishveshwara passes away at the age of 78
C.V. Vishveshwara, the scientist who’s better known as India’s black hole scientist, passed away yesterday at the age of 78. Vishveshwara was a pioneer in black hole research and was among the first to analyse the structure of black holes. He was also the man who discovered the so-called quasinormal modes (which describe the perturbations of an energy field as it decays over time) of black holes and who proved the stability of a non-rotating Schwarzchild black hole (one that has no e...
A clever computer simulation just found hundreds of black holes in a distant star system
An ancient cluster of stars, NGC 6101, didn't make sense until just a few months ago, when University of Surrey astrophysicists Miklos Peuten and Mark Gieles decided to do something slightly different. The post A clever computer simulation just found hundreds of black holes in a distant star system appeared first on Digital Trends....
Gravitational waves have been detected for the second time in history
 For the second time in history, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves. And just like that, a new era of astronomy is underway. Like the first gravitational wave detected, scientists believe that the signal was created by the collision of two black holes, albeit a completely different binary black hole system than the first. Both signals were detected at the Laser… Read More ...
Astronomers have spotted a huge black hole that’s 21 billion times bigger than the Sun
The Hubble Space Telescope captured new images of distant galaxy NGC 4889. It looks peaceful from about 300 million light-years away, but the galaxy is home to a supermassive black hole measuring 21 billion times the size of the Sun. The post Astronomers have spotted a huge black hole that’s 21 billion times bigger than the Sun appeared first on Digital Trends....
Things you should know before watching Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar movie
Have you ever looked up at the amazing stars in the night sky and wondered why they are there? What’s their story? The post Things you should know before watching Christopher Nolan’s... Read more at The Geeks Club! ...