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September 7, 2013
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Catching Black Holes on the Fly

NASA’s black-hole-hunter spacecraft, the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has “bagged” its first 10 supermassive black holes. The mission, which has a mast the length of a school bus, is the first telescope capable of focusing the highest-energy X-ray … Continue reading

June 28, 2013
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Spiral galaxies like Milky Way bigger than thought, says CU-Boulder study

Let’s all fist bump: Spiral galaxies like our own Milky Way appear to be much larger and more massive than previously believed, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study by researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope. CU-Boulder Professor … Continue reading

March 13, 2013
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Space Station to Host New Cosmic Ray Telescope

UChicago’s Angela Olinto leads U.S. collaboration on international project The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded $4.4 million to a collaboration of scientists at five United States universities and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to help build a telescope … Continue reading

February 25, 2012
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Fastest Wind From Stellar Mass Black Hole Discovered

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The fastest wind ever discovered blowing off a disk around a stellar-mass black hole has been observed by a team of astronomers that includes a University of Michigan doctoral student. Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, an orbiting … Continue reading

December 9, 2011
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Yale Discovery of ‘Young’ Supermassive Black Holes Challenges Current Theory

Astronomers at Yale University have discovered what appear to be three fast-growing supermassive black holes in a relatively young, still-forming galaxy. The discovery raises the possibility that this type of black hole continues to form billions of years after the … Continue reading

December 5, 2011
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Pair of Black Holes ‘Weigh In’ At 10 Billion Suns, The Most Massive Yet

AUSTIN, Texas — A team of astronomers including Karl Gebhardt and graduate student Jeremy Murphy of The University of Texas at Austin have discovered the most massive black holes to date — two monsters weighing as much as 10 billion … Continue reading

June 17, 2011
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X-Ray Telescope Finds New Voracious Black Holes in Early Universe

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Using the deepest X-ray image ever taken, a University of Michigan astronomer and her colleagues have found the first direct evidence that massive black holes were common in the early universe. This discovery from NASA’s Chandra X-ray … Continue reading

May 7, 2011
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Measuring the Distant Universe in 3-D

*Berkeley Lab-led BOSS proves it can do the job with quasars* The biggest 3-D map of the distant universe ever made, using light from 14,000 quasars — supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies many billions of light years … Continue reading