News tagged with supermassive black hole

Image: Hubble's barred and booming spiral galaxy

This image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), shows a galaxy named UGC 6093. As can be easily seen, UGC 6093 is something known as a barred spiral galaxy—it has beautiful arms ...

dateJan 08, 2018 in Astronomy
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the geometry of nuclear black hole accretion disks

Supermassive black holes with millions or even billions of solar-masses of material are found at the nuclei of most galaxies, including our Milky Way. A torus of dust and gas orbits around the black hole (at least according ...

dateJan 03, 2018 in Astronomy
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Cosmic filament probes our galaxy's giant black hole

The center of our Galaxy has been intensely studied for many years, but it still harbors surprises for scientists. A snake-like structure lurking near our galaxy's supermassive black hole is the latest discovery to tantalize ...

dateDec 20, 2017 in Astronomy
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A new twist in the dark matter tale

An innovative interpretation of X-ray data from a cluster of galaxies could help scientists fulfill a quest they have been on for decades: determining the nature of dark matter.

dateDec 19, 2017 in Astronomy
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