articles tagged: black holes
why black holes have magnetic storms like stars
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why black holes have magnetic storms like stars

New observations of the center of our galaxy have, for the first time, revealed hotspots in the disk of chaotic gas orbiting our Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.

right round, like a black hole baby, right round…
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right round, like a black hole baby, right round…

Black holes aren’t just the densest, most massive objects in space. They might also be some of the fastest.

what interstellar’s black hole can teach us about science in entertainment
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what interstellar’s black hole can teach us about science in entertainment

After Interstellar, more and more representations of black holes are leaning towards scientific correctness. It may not sound like much, but it’s actually kind of a big deal.

supermassive black holes, the paradoxical creators of stars, planets, and life
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supermassive black holes, the paradoxical creators of stars, planets, and life

Despite their fearsome reputation, we simply wouldn't exist without black holes.

the paradox of the black hole information paradox
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the paradox of the black hole information paradox

Stephen Hawking hasn't actually solved the black hole information paradox and his latest work raises more questions than it provides answers.

if an astronaut falls into a black hole, will he turn into quantum fuzz?
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if an astronaut falls into a black hole, will he turn into quantum fuzz?

Let's say the worst happened and you've been sucked into a black hole as your body was torn apart. So, what happens to you next?

why falling into black holes is so complicated
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why falling into black holes is so complicated

Black holes are such complex entities that just being trapped in one's gravity creates a cascade of paradoxes...

black hole interrupted, or rise of the suron
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black hole interrupted, or rise of the suron

The bizarre, extremely fast radio bursts astronomers have been detecting might be the result of doomed neutron stars...

what a black hole’s spin tells us about its past
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what a black hole’s spin tells us about its past

Tracking the speed of an event horizon can tell us what a black hole ate, give us a clue as to how it was formed, and whether it survived a major collision.

and now for something surprisingly simpler
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and now for something surprisingly simpler

It seems we finally understand something about black holes and their behavior.

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