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New study shows black holes recycle matter and energy back into space

Black holes spit out mighty high-speed jets of matter that include heavy atoms, a study published in Nature said on Wednesday. Astronomers have been intrigued for decades by narrow beams of matter spewed out from black holes, the most powerful phenomena in the Universe. The jets are known to contain…

Watch: Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is killing a ginormous gas cloud

Supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy has a gas cloud in its gravitational clutches – but the gas cloud isn’t giving up without a fight If gas clouds could think, this one would class itself as the luckiest bunch of atoms in the universe. The front portion…

Astrophysicists: Black hole awakens to swallow planet-sized object

Astrophysicists have witnessed the rare event of a black hole awakening from its slumber to snack on a planet-sized object in a galaxy 47 million light years away, the University of Geneva said Tuesday. The observation made using the European Space Agency’s INTEGRAL satellite project, revealed a black hole that…

Astronomers discover biggest black holes ever

Scientists have discovered the two biggest black holes ever observed, each with a mass billions of times greater than the Sun’s, according to a study published Monday. The two giants are located in the heart of a pair of galaxies several hundred million light years from Earth, said the study…

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