Black Hole

Astronomers To Peer Into A Black Hole For The First Time With New Event Horizon Telescope

The Conversation UK | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Perhaps part of the allure is that these enigmatic objects have never actually been "seen". But this could now be about to change as an international team of astronomers is connecting a number of telescopes on Earth in the hope of making the first ever image of a black hole.

Scientists Thought They Saw A Supernova, Was Actually A Black Hole Causing Mass Destruction

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech

We all make mistakes, even scientists it seems. A team from the European Southern Observatory have revealed that what they thought they witnessed back...

A Supermassive Black Hole Has Broken Free And Is Now Destroying Everything

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Tech

You might think you have troublesome neighbours, but spare a thought for one galaxy where the disruption nearby was so catastrophic it caused its blac...

Black Holes Might Actually Have An Exit On The Other Side

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Tech

Black holes could actually have a back door which would hypothetically allow matter to pass through and leave on the other side. A new study has reve...

Scientists Are Actually Using "Interstellar's" Visual Effects Software

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Tech

If you haven't seen "Interstellar" by now then you'll almost certainly have seen a picture of Gargantua, the enormous black hole that becomes the cent...

Is Time Travel Possible?

Marcus Chown | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Chown

The surprising answer is: nobody knows. Physicists, despite trying for almost a century to rule it out, have so far failed. The known laws of physics do not forbid time travel. In fact, they appear to make it easy - at least in principle.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'Nazi' Ukip Has Done Us A Favour, Says Tory MP

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 7 March 2014... 1) 'NAZI' UKIP HAS DONE US A FAVOUR, SAYS TORY MP Forget the infamous 'fruit...

Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech

Stephen Hawking might have just lost himself a bet. Again. The famed physicist has written in a new paper that "there are no black holes" - despite...

WATCH: Black Hole Death Spiral Of Doomed Gas Cloud

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Tech

The literal death spiral of a gas cloud as it races towards its doom inside a black hole at the heart of our galaxy has been captured by astronomers. ...

'Fastest-Ever' Star Orbits Black Hole At 2 Million MPH

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Tech

Astronomers have found an astonishing star and black hole in deep space which orbit each other every 2 hours. Known as a black hole X-ray binary sy...

Black Hole's Destruction Of Massive Super-Hot Gas Cloud Visualised

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Tech

A spectacular simulation of a black hole at the centre of our galaxy devouring a massive cloud of super-hot gas has been released. The images were ...

PICS: Nasa Discovers New Black Hole In Our Own Galaxy

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Tech

Nasa has discovered a new black hole in our own galaxy. The Swift satellite made the find after a rare burst of X-rays from a source near the centr...

Heavens Above

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Tech

The first evidence of a star gobbling up a planet has been found by a team of international astronomers. The unlucky planet was devoured by a star ...

Mysterious Arc Of Light Lurking Deep In Space Discovered

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Tech

A mysterious, gigantic arc of light residing behind a massive cluster of galaxies has been discovered by astronomers. It resides about 10bn light y...

Nasa Photos Of The Week: Amazing Mars Gif, Black Hole Squashes Stars

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Tech

This week, Nasa gives you the gif that keeps on giving. You're looking at the movement of Mars sand dunes, which is highly unexpected according to Nas...

Centaurus A, Cannibal Galaxy With A Powerful Core

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Tech

A cannibal galaxy with a powerful core has been revealed by two new images from the Herschel Space Observatory and the XMM-Newton x-ray satellite. ...

The Discovery of a Powerful Black Hole Hurricane

Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Tech
Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D

28.000 light years away from Earth, towards the center of our Milky Way, an unexpectedly mighty hurricane blows around a tiny black hole. It is the strongest wind ever observed by astronomers and a great surprise because these pushed off particles exceed the speed of 32 million k.p.h

LOOK: The Nearest Black Hole To Earth

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Tech

Spiral galaxy NGC 4151 may not have the snappiest of names, but as this image proves, it sure looks impressive. Using data from the NASA's Chandra...

A Brief History Of Your Employment: Stephen Hawking Advertises For Assistant

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

Stephen Hawking is looking for a technical assistant that can work with computers, electronics and won't buckle under pressure.  But rather than u...