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X-ray images reveal glowing ‘invisible’ rings around a black hole

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects in outer space and recent images released by NASA helps us visualize them better. NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory captured ghostly glowing rings around them. The X-ray images reveal what would otherwise be invisible. The black hole exists in a […]

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Rare collisions between neutron star and black hole sighted twice in 10 days

Scientists detected rare collisions between a neutron star and a black hole twice in the space of 10 days. Researchers predicted that such collisions would occur, but did not know how often.┬áThe observations could mean that some ideas of how stars and galaxies form may need to be revised. Prof Vivien Raymond, from Cardiff University […]

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First image of a super massive black hole

Scientists have finally captured the first direct image of a super massive black hole. The cosmic portrait belongs to the black hole at the center of Messier 87, the largest galaxy we know of, about 54 million light years away. The new image comes from the Event Horizon Telescope, a network of 10 radio telescopes […]