Violent Flaring Revealed at the Heart of a Black Hole System

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An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Southampton, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of a growing black hole system at a level of detail never seen before. In the process, they uncovered new clues to understanding the immediate surroundings of these enigmatic objects. The scientists published their work in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Mysteries of the Galaxy: Massive Bubbles Discovered in Milky Way

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An international team of scientists has just discovered two massive bubbles at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The bubbles appear to be joined in the shape of an hourglass. It is hypothesized that these are the remnants of a huge cosmic explosion that took place in the galaxy some 7 million years ago. The findings have been published in the journal Nature.

Scientists Detect a Black Hole Swallowing a Neutron Star

Scientists, including from The Australian National University (ANU), say they have detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star for the first time. Neutron stars and black holes are the super-dense remains of dead stars. On Wednesday 14 August 2019, gravitational-wave discovery machines in the United States and Italy detected ripples in space and time from a cataclysmic event that happened about 8,550 million trillion kilometers away from Earth.

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