June 17, 2024
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Space

Spitzer offers scientists insight into the feeding habits of black holes

43 Using data from NASA's retired Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have gained new insights into the feeding habits of supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies across the universe. These black holes often fluctuate in brightness due to the huge clumps of cosmic material falling into them. However, this is not true for black

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Space

Did this black hole form without a supernova? – Sky and telescope

This artist's impression shows the binary system VFTS 243, located in the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The sizes are not to scale: in reality, the blue-white star is about 200,000 times larger than the black hole. The lensing effect around the black hole is shown for illustrative purposes only, to make this

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