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OU astrophysicist and collaborators find supermassive black holes in quasar nearest Earth
A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist and his Chinese collaborator have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth, using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.  View News Article (2015-08-28)

Artificial black holes made with metamaterials
While our direct knowledge of black holes in the universe is limited to what we can observe from thousands or millions of light years away, a team of Chinese physicists has proposed a simple way to design an artificial electromagnetic (EM) black hole in the laboratory.  View News Article (2010-11-16)

Black hole surprise in ancient star cluster
Astronomers have made the unexpected discovery of two black holes inside an ancient cluster of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. View News Article (2012-10-04)

Cookie cutter in the sky
Black holes can now be thought of as donut holes. The shape of material around black holes has been seen for the first time: an analysis of over 200 active galactic nuclei-cores of galaxies powered by disks of hot material feeding a super-massive black hole-shows that all have a consistent, ordered physical structure that seems to be independent of the black hole's size. View News Article (2008-12-17)

Planets smashed into dust near supermassive black holes
Fat doughnut-shaped dust shrouds that obscure about half of supermassive black holes could be the result of high speed crashes between planets and asteroids, according to a new theory from an international team of astronomers. View News Article (2011-10-31)

Movement of black holes powers the universe's brightest lights
Whether on their own or orbiting as a pair, black holes don't typically sit still. View News Article (2011-07-21)

Biggest 'small' black hole discovered
Discovery of the largest example of a "small" black hole - one formed from the collapse of a single massive star at the end of its lifetime - has led scientists to revaluate of how black holes come into being, according to a report in Nature. View News Article (2007-10-22)

NASA's Chandra finds black holes are 'green'
Black holes are the most fuel efficient engines in the Universe, according to a new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. View News Article (2006-04-25)

Answers to black hole evolution beyond the horizon?
One of the most important predictions of Einstein's theory of General Relativity is the existence of black holes. The dynamics of these systems are not yet fully understood, but researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have now provided a rigorous way of determining the evolutionary stage of a black hole by analysing the region outside where matter cannot escape, the event horizon. View News Article (2011-01-19)

Chandra data reveal rapidly whirling black holes
A new study using results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory provides one of the best pieces of evidence yet that many supermassive black holes are spinning extremely rapidly. The whirling of these giant black holes drives powerful jets that pump huge amounts of energy into their environment and affects galaxy growth. View News Article (2008-01-11)

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