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Astronomers determine exact mass of black hole in another galaxy

Astronomers determine exact mass of black hole in another galaxy The black hole in question is at the center of NGC 1332, a giant elliptical galaxy about 73 million light years away from Earth.It’s a common misconception (aided by occasional hyperbolic descriptions) that black holes consume any and all matter and energy around them.

This supermassive black hole feeds on frigid gas

The BCG is a giant elliptical galaxy, tens of thousand light years across, with a supermassive black hole at its core.Streaking toward the Brightest Cluster black hole are three enormous, lumpy clouds of cold gas, and they’re all raining into the black hole at the same time.

Researchers spot the first ‘snow line’ ever seen around young protostar

Researchers spot the first ‘snow line’ ever seen around young protostar Researchers working with the Atacama Large Millimeter / sub-millimeter array have spotted the first direct evidence of frozen water in orbit around a young star.The star in question, V883 Orionis, is a young protostar with an associated protoplanetary disk.

Astronomers discover true nature of ‘giant space blob’

Astronomers discover true nature of ‘giant space blob’ We’ve been staring at the first such blob, called Lyman-Alpha blob 1 or LAB-1 for short, since we found it in 2000.The birth of galaxies is not a peaceful process, and these young galaxies could be bombarding the star nurseries with high-energy matter, driving star formation.

Scientists will try to directly image Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way

Scientists will try to directly image Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way To date, we haven’t yet directly imaged a black hole.To solve this problem, eight observatories have joined forces to form the Event Horizon Telescope.