There’s been a lot of news coverage this week about a very big black hole, so I thought I’d post a little bit of background. 767 more words
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Black holes are really hard to get a density. Basically, they are so dense that there is no known mechanism for providing sufficient outward force to counterbalance the inward pull of gravity, so they will collapse into an infinitesimally small size. 298 more words
Mind-Blowing Black Hole!
By Shlomo Maital
BBC’s Radio 4 reports the discovery of a new black hole, a massive one.
“Public astronomer Dr Marek Kukula, of the Royal Observatory Greenwich, told BBC broadcaster John Humphreys about the new discovery of a huge and ancient black hole. 240 more words
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WEDNESDAY, FEB 25, 2015
“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”
Researchers in China have spotted a supermassive black hole, which they say is 12 billion times more massive than the Sun and formed around 900 million years after the Big Bang. 408 more words