Black holes

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Scientists discover mysterious cosmic threads in Milky Way
Horizontal structures, up to 10 light years in length, appear to point in direction of galaxy’s black hole

Ian Sample Science editor

02, Jun, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Supermassive black hole at heart of ancient galaxy ‘far larger than expected’
Discovery of GS-9209, one of the furthest from the Milky Way, adds to evidence that large black holes prevent star formation, astronomers say

Ian Sample Science editor

26, May, 2023 @5:11 PM

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Astronomers capture largest cosmic explosion ever witnessed
Fireball ‘100 times the size of the solar system’ thought to have been caused by gas being sucked into supermassive black hole

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

11, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Astronomers capture first image of jet being launched from edge of black hole
Study concerns Messier 87 galaxy, 55m light years away from Earth, and a black hole 6.5bn times more massive than the sun

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

26, Apr, 2023 @3:56 PM

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Was I wrong to be so bullish about AI? | Brief letters
Letters: AI and cows | AI-free letters | Sizing up black holes | Stately homes | E-scooter exposure

02, Apr, 2023 @3:47 PM

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Cosmic explosion last year may be ‘brightest ever seen’
Astronomers say gamma-ray burst may have been result of star collapsing to form black hole

Tom Ambrose and agency

28, Mar, 2023 @10:07 PM

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Back to the father: the scientist who lost his dad – and resolved to travel to 1955 to save him
After losing his beloved father when he was 10, Ronald Mallett read HG Wells and Einstein. They inspired his eminent career as a theoretical physicist – and his lifelong ambition to build a time machine

Daniel Lavelle

01, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Dark energy could be created inside black holes, scientists claim
Conclusion comes after comparison of growth rates of black holes in different galaxies

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Feb, 2023 @5:13 PM

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Scientists simulate ‘baby’ wormhole without rupturing space and time
Theoretical achievement hailed, though sending people through a physical wormhole remains in the realms of science fiction

Staff and agencies

01, Dec, 2022 @3:34 AM

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‘Overweight’ neutron star defies a black hole theory, say astronomers
Exclusive: Gamma-ray burst from colliding stars unexpectedly gave way to day-long sight of hypermassive body

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Nov, 2022 @4:14 PM

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Wednesday briefing: The telescope revealing the secrets of the universe
In today’s newsletter: After the James Webb space telescope sends extraordinary images of Jupiter, astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst explains why it’s so important

Archie Bland

24, Aug, 2022 @5:28 AM

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Terrifying ghosts or new Björk? What Nasa’s black hole recording sounds like
Eerie audio emanating from the Perseus cluster reminds social media users of sci-fi films and hungry stomachs

Mostafa Rachwani

23, Aug, 2022 @7:14 AM

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