Hubble telescope spots a black hole fostering baby stars in a dwarf galaxy

Black holes can not only separate stars, but they can also trigger star formation, as scientists have now seen in a nearby dwarf galaxy. At the centers of most, if not all, large galaxies are supermassive black holes with masses millions to billions of times larger than the Earth’s Sun. For example, in the heart … Read more

A New Study Calculates The Number of Black Holes in The Universe. It’s a Lot

Since we can’t see black holes, it’s hard to know exactly how many there are out there in the big, wide Universe. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a way to try to figure it out. Black hole black holes are collapsed cores of dead massive stars, and new research involving how these stars … Read more

Striking satellite photo captures Mount Vesuvius peering through a hole in the clouds

In this image taken by the Landsat 8 satellite on January 2, Vesuvius is clearly visible through a circular hole in the clouds. (Image: Joshua Stevens / Landsat / NASA Earth Observatory) One of the most dangerous in the world volcanoes, Vesuvius, seems to be “peering” into the sky through an eerily circular hole in … Read more

A Major Milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope, a “Mini” Monster Black Hole [Video]

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Northrup Grumman Video transcript: A great milestone for James Webb Space Telescope, which astronomers could learn from mini monsters black hole, and the latest estimate of the global surface temperature of our planet – a few stories that we will tell you this … Read more

The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is leaking gas

A composite image of the effects of our Milky Way galaxy’s monster black hole. (Image credit: NASA, ESA, and Gerald Cecil (UNC-Chapel Hill); Image Processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI)) The supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is leaking. The Milky Way’s central black hole, known as Sagittarius A * (Sgr A … Read more