Hunting for gravitational waves from monster black holes

Journal Reference: M. Ajello, W. B. Atwood, L. Baldini, J. Ballet, G. Barbiellini, D. Bastieri, R. Bellazzini, A. Berretta, B. Bhattacharyya, E. Bissaldi, R. D. Blandford, E. Bloom, R. Bonino, P. Bruel, R. Buehler, E. Burns, S. Buson, R. A. Cameron, P. A. Caraveo, E. Cavazzuti, N. Cibrario, S. Ciprini, C. J. Clark, I. Cognard, … Read more

Scientists announce discovery of supermassive binary black holes

Journal Reference: S. O’Neill, S. Kiehlmann, A. C. S. Readhead, M. F. Aller, R. D. Blandford, I. Liodakis, M. L. Lister, P. Mróz, C. P. O’Dea, T. J. Pearson, V. Ravi, M. Vallisneri, K. A. Cleary, M. J. Graham, K. J. B. Grainge, M. W. Hodges, T. Hovatta, A. Lähteenmäki, J. W. Lamb, T. J. … Read more

Are black holes and dark matter the similar?

Journal Reference: Nico Cappelluti, Günther Hasinger, Priyamvada Natarajan. Exploring the high-redshift PBH-ΛCDM Universe: early black hole seeding, the first stars and cosmic radiation backgrounds. The Astrophysical Journal, 2021 [abstract] That’s the implication of a study by astrophysicists at the University of Miami, Yale University, and the European Space Agency that suggests that black holes have … Read more

How plasma swirling around black holes can produce heat and light

Journal Reference: Jarrett Rosenberg, Fatima Ebrahimi. Onset of Plasmoid Reconnection during Magnetorotational Instability. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2021; 920 (2): L29 DOI: 10.3847/2041-8213/ac2b2e Plasma, known as the fourth state of matter, comprises free-floating electrons and atomic nuclei, or ions, and makes up 99 percent of the visible universe. In addition to studying the astrophysical properties … Read more