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The hungriest of black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material they put an end to the life of their host galaxy by creating an energetic object called a quasar. Now, researchers found a galaxy that is surviving the black hole’s ravenous forces, continuing to birth about 100 Sun-sized stars a year.

Galaxy Survives Black Hole’s Feast – For Now

The hungriest of black holes are thought to gobble up so much surrounding material they put an end to the life of their host galaxy by creating an energetic object called a quasar. Now, researchers found a galaxy that is surviving the black hole’s ravenous forces, continuing to birth about 100 Sun-sized stars a year.

Black Hole's Dust Ring May Be Casting Shadows From Heart of a Galaxy | NASA

Black Hole's Dust Ring May Be Casting Shadows From Heart of a Galaxy

Astronomers studying nearby galaxy IC 5063 are tantalized by a similar effect in images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. In this case, a collection of narrow bright rays and dark shadows is seen beaming out of the blazingly bright center of the active galaxy.

Matter swirling around supermassive black holes creates bursts of light that "echo" in nearby dust clouds. These traveling signals could serve as a new cosmic yardstick. Black Holes, Solar System, Cosmic, Nasa, Galaxies, Traveling, Animation, Clouds, Science

Echo Mapping in a Black Hole Accretion Disk and Torus (Animation)

Matter swirling around supermassive black holes creates bursts of light that "echo" in nearby dust clouds. These traveling signals could serve as a new cosmic yardstick.

Runaway Star Might Explain Black Hole's Disappearing Act | NASA

Runaway Star Might Explain Black Hole's Disappearing Act

The telltale sign that the black hole was feeding vanished, perhaps when a star interrupted the feast. The event could lend new insight into these mysterious objects.

A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity Black Holes, Solar System, Mistakes, Identity, Cases, Tours, Sistema Solar, Planetary System

A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity

A Tour of Cases of Black Hole Mistaken Identity

Milky Way's Black Hole's Flash Illuminated Gas Far Outside Our Galaxy | NASA Polo Sul, Sagittarius A, Galactic Center, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Magnetic Field, Hubble Space Telescope, Astrophysics, Milky Way, Nasa

Milky Way's Black Hole's Flash Illuminated Gas Far Outside Our Galaxy

About 3.5 million years ago, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy unleashed an enormous burst of energy. Now, eons later, astronomers are using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's unique capabilities to uncover even more clues about this cataclysmic explosion.

A Tour of a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video Nasa, Cosmos, Halley's Comet, Large Hadron Collider, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Theory Of Relativity, Space And Astronomy, Hubble Space, Space Telescope

A Tour of a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

A Tour of a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

A Quick Look at a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video Walk The Earth, Blown Away, Black Holes, Meteorology, Solar System, New Movies, Science And Technology, Nasa, Cool Kids

A Quick Look at a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

A Quick Look at a Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

Simulation of Black Hole Disk Flares in Galaxy OJ 287 Solar System, Science And Technology, Nasa, Physics, Black Holes, Earth, Photos, Roasts, Space

Simulation of Black Hole Disk Flares in Galaxy OJ 287

Simulation of Black Hole Disk Flares in Galaxy OJ 287

Supermassive Black Hole Orbits an Even More Massive Black Hole, Crashing Through its Accretion Disk Every 12 Years - Universe Today

Spitzer Telescope Reveals the Precise Timing of a Black Hole Dance

The recently retired infrared observatory was the only telescope to spot a far-off flash of light that holds clues about the physical characteristics of these cosmic mysteries.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory discovers Star that Survives Close Encounter with Black Hole - Clarksville, TN Online

Star Survives Close Call with a Black Hole

Astronomers may have discovered a new kind of survival story: a star that had a brush with a giant black hole and lived to tell the tale through exclamations of X-rays.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory discovers Star that Survives Close Encounter with Black Hole - Clarksville, TN Online

A Tour of a Star Survives Close Call with a Black Hole

A Tour of a Star Survives Close Call with a Black Hole

New data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided the strongest evidence yet for mid-sized black holes in the Universe.

Hubble Finds Evidence of Mid-Sized Black Hole

Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate-mass," which betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that passed too close.

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OSIRIS-REx Students Catch Unexpected Glimpse of Black Hole

Last fall, the student-built Regolith X-Ray Imaging Spectrometer onboard OSIRIS-REx detected a newly flaring black hole while observing the limb of asteroid Bennu.

Astronomers have spotted three giant black holes within a titanic collision of three galaxies. Several observatories, including the Chandra X-ray Observatory and other NASA space telescopes, captured the unusual system. George Mason, Solar Mass, Les Satellites, Gravitational Waves, Collision Course, Nasa Photos, Orion Nebula, Hubble Space Telescope, Monsters

Found: Three Black Holes On Collision Course

Astronomers have spotted three giant black holes within a titanic collision of three galaxies. Several observatories, including the Chandra X-ray Observatory and other NASA space telescopes, captured the unusual system.