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October 24, 2018
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Black holes really just ever-growing balls of string, researchers say

Calculations find a flaw in the firewall argument Black holes aren’t surrounded by a burning ring of fire after all, suggests new research. Some physicists have believed in a “firewall” around the perimeter of a black hole that would incinerate … Continue reading

August 15, 2017
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LIGO detects colliding black holes for third time

UChicago scientists: Results help unveil diversity of black holes in the universe The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory has made a third detection of gravitational waves, providing the latest confirmation that a new window in astronomy has opened. As was the … Continue reading

August 2, 2017
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Do Stars Fall Quietly into Black Holes, or Crash into Something Utterly Unknown?

AUSTIN, Texas — Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University have put a basic principle of black holes to the test, showing that matter completely vanishes when pulled in. Their results constitute another successful test for … Continue reading

August 25, 2014
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How do you feed a hungry quasar? With a ‘super boost,’ scientists say

The universe’s oldest, brightest beacons may have gorged themselves in the dense, cold, gas flows of the early cosmos — creating a kind of energy drink for infant black holes in the young universe — according to new research by … Continue reading

December 14, 2013
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‘Spooky action’ builds a wormhole between ‘entangled’ particles

Quantum entanglement, a perplexing phenomenon of quantum mechanics that Albert Einstein once referred to as “spooky action at a distance,” could be even spookier than Einstein perceived. Physicists at the University of Washington and Stony Brook University in New York … Continue reading

November 30, 2013
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The Era of Neutrino Astronomy has Begun

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Astrophysicists using a telescope embedded in Antarctic ice have succeeded in a quest to detect and record the mysterious phenomena known as cosmic neutrinos – nearly massless particles that stream to Earth at the speed of … Continue reading

November 29, 2013
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Do Black Holes Come in Size Medium?

Black holes can be petite, with masses only about 10 times that of our sun — or monstrous, boasting the equivalent in mass up to 10 billion suns. Do black holes also come in size medium? NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope … Continue reading