A black hole swallowed up a star: for the first time in history it was seen from Earth

Scientists around the world observed a rare burst of light from a star as it was swallowed up by a black hole. This phenomenon could be seen with telescopes around the world. It was a brilliant energy burst, the closest ever recorded - ...

20 times heavier than the Sun: scientists have discovered a huge black hole that should not exist

Chinese astronomers have discovered a black hole in our galaxy, the very existence of which does not fit into any of the theories of stellar evolution. Its mass exceeds the maximum permissible at least twice, writes the BBC. The amazing object, called LB-1, is located about 15 ...

Created an algorithm in graduate school: a young American told how she photographed a black hole

Katie Bowman, a scientist whose graduate work helped create the first image of a black hole, reacted humbly to suddenly become famous. Bowman, Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Cal Tech, while attending graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

Astrophysicists first showed what a black hole looks like. VIDEO

Astrophysicists have shown the first ever image of the event horizon - the visible boundary of a black hole. They were able to "photograph" a black hole in the M87 galaxy in the constellation Virgo; this galaxy is more than 50 million light years distant from Earth. Press conferences on the first image of a black hole on April 10 simultaneously began in Belgium, USA, Japan, Denmark, ...

NASA has revealed the destruction of the star by a black hole

NASA has shown in the form of computer animation the destruction and death of a star falling into a black hole and being torn apart by its gravity. The video is based on real events that took place in a distant galaxy, which is located at a distance of 290 million light years from Earth. Research Article…

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