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For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based facilities, including NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, they traced the neutrino to a black hole tearing apart a star, a rare cataclysmic occurrence called a tidal disruption event.

NASA’s Swift Helps Tie Neutrino to Star-shredding Black Hole

For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based facilities, including NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, they traced the neutrino to a black hole tearing apart a star, a rare cataclysmic occurrence called a tidal disruption event.

For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based facilities, including NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, they traced the neutrino to a black hole tearing apart a star, a rare cataclysmic occurrence called a tidal disruption event.

Swift Links Neutrino to Star-destroying Black Hole

For only the second time, astronomers have linked an elusive particle called a high-energy neutrino to an object outside our galaxy. Using ground- and space-based facilities, including NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, they traced the neutrino to a black hole tearing apart a star, a rare cataclysmic occurrence called a tidal disruption event.

Hubble Uncovers Concentration of Small Black Holes | NASA

Hubble Uncovers Concentration of Small Black Holes

Astronomers found something they weren't expecting at the heart of the globular cluster NGC 6397: a concentration of smaller black holes lurking there instead of one massive black hole.

Galaxies Hit Single, Doubles, and a Triple (Growing Black Holes) | NASA

Galaxies Hit Single, Doubles, and a Triple (Growing Black Holes)

When three galaxies collide, what happens to the huge black holes at the centers of each? A new study using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other telescopes reveals new information about how many black holes are furiously growing after these galactic smash ups.

Finding a Missing Black Hole | NASA Nasa Pictures, Nasa Images, Daily Pictures, Nasa Photos, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Cosmos, Different Galaxies, Solar Mass
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Finding a Missing Black Hole

Astronomers have no evidence that a distant black hole estimated to weigh between 3 billion and 100 billion times the mass of the Sun is anywhere to be found.

Roman Space Telescope Could Image 100 Hubble Ultra Deep Fields at Once

Some of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most iconic images are the deep fields, which unveil myriad galaxies across the universe, stretching back to within a few hundred million years of the big bang. The galaxy tapestry was uncovered by Hubble peering at a single patch of seemingly empty sky for hundreds of hours.

On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole | NASA Nasa Pictures, Nasa Images, Daily Pictures, Nasa Photos, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Cosmos, Different Galaxies, Solar Mass
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On the Hunt for a Missing Giant Black Hole

Astronomers are searching for signs of a supermassive black hole in the galaxy cluster Abell 2261. Scientists think this galaxy underwent a merger with another galaxy, which could have caused a newly formed larger black hole to be ejected. Astronomers do not yet know what happened to this giant black hole.

Quasars Rip Across Galaxies Like Tsunamis | NASA

Quasars Rip Across Galaxies Like Tsunamis

Using the unique capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe.

The hungriest of black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material they put an end to the life of their host galaxy by creating an energetic object called a quasar. Now, researchers found a galaxy that is surviving the black hole’s ravenous forces, continuing to birth about 100 Sun-sized stars a year.

Galaxy Survives Black Hole’s Feast – For Now

The hungriest of black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material they put an end to the life of their host galaxy by creating an energetic object called a quasar. Now, researchers found a galaxy that is surviving the black hole’s ravenous forces, continuing to birth about 100 Sun-sized stars a year.

Black Hole's Dust Ring May Be Casting Shadows From Heart of a Galaxy | NASA

Black Hole's Dust Ring May Be Casting Shadows From Heart of a Galaxy

Astronomers studying nearby galaxy IC 5063 are tantalized by a similar effect in images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. In this case, a collection of narrow bright rays and dark shadows is seen beaming out of the blazingly bright center of the active galaxy.

Matter swirling around supermassive black holes creates bursts of light that "echo" in nearby dust clouds. These traveling signals could serve as a new cosmic yardstick. Solar System, Astronomy, Cosmos, Galaxies, Black Holes, Animation, Clouds, Nasa, Traveling
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Echo Mapping in a Black Hole Accretion Disk and Torus (Animation)

Matter swirling around supermassive black holes creates bursts of light that "echo" in nearby dust clouds. These traveling signals could serve as a new cosmic yardstick.

Runaway Star Might Explain Black Hole's Disappearing Act | NASA

Runaway Star Might Explain Black Hole's Disappearing Act

The telltale sign that the black hole was feeding vanished, perhaps when a star interrupted the feast. The event could lend new insight into these mysterious objects.

A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity Black Holes, Solar System, Identity, Cases, Sistema Solar, Solar System Crafts, Personal Identity
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A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity

A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity

Milky Way's Black Hole's Flash Illuminated Gas Far Outside Our Galaxy | NASA Nasa, Polo Sul, Sagittarius A, Galactic Center, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Magnetic Field, Hubble Space Telescope, Galaxy Art, Astrophysics
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Milky Way's Black Hole's Flash Illuminated Gas Far Outside Our Galaxy

About 3.5 million years ago, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy unleashed an enormous burst of energy. Now, eons later, astronomers are using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's unique capabilities to uncover even more clues about this cataclysmic explosion.

A Tour of a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video Nasa, Cosmos, Halley's Comet, Large Hadron Collider, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Ozone Layer, Light Speed, Shock Wave, Space And Astronomy

A Tour of a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

A Tour of a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

A Quick Look at a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

A Quick Look at a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

A Quick Look at a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video