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Black hole makes material wobble around it

The European Space Agency's orbiting X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has proved the existence of a "gravitational vortex" around a black hole. The discovery, aided by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission, ...

dateJul 12, 2016 in Astronomy
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Gravitational physics poised for new era of discovery

The recent detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes signals a new era in gravitational wave astrophysics that will allow probing of the Universe in never before known ways, writes a Montana State ...

dateJun 28, 2016 in Astronomy
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Black holes might not be dead-ends after all

A physical body might be able to cross a wormhole in spite of the extreme tidal forces, suggests a new study by Rubiera-Garcia, of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), and his team. This result, published ...

dateJun 08, 2016 in Astronomy
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The hot problem of black hole firewalls

For the last four years, physicists studying the mathematical underpinnings of black holes have been wrestling with a strange idea: that black holes contain a region known as a "firewall," which utterly annihilates matter ...

dateApr 14, 2016 in Astronomy
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