Rare supernova remnant may contain our youngest black hole - Crave

Rare supernova remnant may contain our youngest black hole - Crave

Last northern winter in 2015, a team of Caltech astronomers reported that two supermassive black holes appeared to be spiralling together towards a cataclysmic collision that could bring down the curtains in that galaxy. The evidence was a rhythmic flickering from the galaxy's nucleus, a quasar known as PG 1302-102, as the fatal mating dance of a pair of black holes with a total mass of more than a billion suns.

Last northern winter in 2015, a team of Caltech astronomers reported that two supermassive black holes appeared to be spiralling together towards a cataclysmic collision that could bring down the curtains in that galaxy. The evidence was a rhythmic flickering from the galaxy's nucleus, a quasar known as PG 1302-102, as the fatal mating dance of a pair of black holes with a total mass of more than a billion suns.

Black holes glowing like eyes in the depths of space - Crave

Black holes glowing like eyes in the depths of space - Crave

Galactic blowouts: Black holes gather matter in a disc (orange), part of which is pushed away by a wind (blue). This powers a large-scale outflow of gas.

Galactic blowouts: Black holes gather matter in a disc (orange), part of which is pushed away by a wind (blue). This powers a large-scale outflow of gas.

"This is the first time that we have seen a supermassive black hole in action."

"This is the first time that we have seen a supermassive black hole in action."

Watch a black hole munch up a giant planet - Crave

Watch a black hole munch up a giant planet - Crave

Supermassive blackhole: Some types of supermassive blackholes shoot out jets of electrmagnetic radiation including radio waves which can be detected by radio telescopes.

Supermassive blackhole: Some types of supermassive blackholes shoot out jets of electrmagnetic radiation including radio waves which can be detected by radio telescopes.

Artist's impression: Red gas pours out of a galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its core.

Artist's impression: Red gas pours out of a galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its core.

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