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Supermassive black hole spins super-fast

Imagine a sphere more than 2 million miles across - eight times the distance from Earth to the Moon - spinning so fast that its surface is traveling at nearly the speed of light. Such an object exists: the supermassive black ...

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Astronomy
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Image: A supermassive black hole in action

Scientists often use the combined power of multiple telescopes to reveal the secrets of the Universe – and this image is a prime example of when this technique is strikingly effective.

dateNov 17, 2015 in Astronomy
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Black hole has major flare

The baffling and strange behaviors of black holes have become somewhat less mysterious recently, with new observations from NASA's Explorer missions Swift and the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. The two ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Astronomy
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