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Magnetic fields in distant galaxy are new piece of cosmic puzzle
Astronomers have measured magnetic fields in a galaxy 4.6 billion light-years away -- a big clue to understanding how magnetic fields formed and evolved over cosmic time. (2017-08-30)
Record-breaking galaxy 5 billion light-years away shows we live in a magnetic universe
A team of astronomers has observed the magnetic field of a galaxy five billion light-years from Earth. (2017-08-28)
VLA reveals distant galaxy's magnetic field
A chance combination of a gravitational lens and polarized waves coming from a distant quasar gave astronomers the tool needed to make a measurement important to understanding the origin of magnetic fields in galaxies. (2017-08-28)
Quasars may answer how starburst galaxies were extinguished
University of Iowa astronomers have located quasars inside four dusty starburst galaxies. (2017-07-31)
Ripples in the cosmic web
A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars. (2017-04-27)
Astronomers observe early stages of Milky Way-like galaxies in distant universe
For decades, astronomers have found distant galaxies by detecting the characteristic way their gas absorbs light from a bright quasar in the background. (2017-03-23)
Gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core
Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves. (2017-03-23)
Hubble detects supermassive black hole kicked out of galactic core
An international team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the centre of the distant galaxy 3C186. (2017-03-23)
Milky Way-like galaxies in early universe embedded in 'super halos'
Using ALMA, astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies seen when the universe was only eight percent of its current age. (2017-03-23)
A new look at the nature of dark matter
A new study suggests that the gravitational waves detected by the LIGO experiment must have come from black holes generated during the collapse of stars, and not in the earliest phases of the Universe. (2017-03-06)
Vast luminous nebula poses a cosmic mystery
Astronomers have found an enormous, glowing blob of gas in the distant universe, with no obvious source of power for the light it is emitting. (2017-02-23)
Astronomers measure universe expansion, get hints of 'new physics'
Astronomers have just made a new measurement of the Hubble Constant, the rate at which the universe is expanding, and it doesn't quite line up with a different estimate of the same number. (2017-01-26)
How fast is the universe expanding? Quasars provide an answer
The H0LiCOW collaboration, a cosmology project led by EPFL and Max Planck Institute and regrouping several research organizations in the world has made a new measurement of the Hubble constant, which indicates how fast the universe is expanding. (2017-01-26)
Do extremely reddened quasars extinguish star formation?
New research, led by Frederick Hamann, a professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of California, Riverside, describes the discovery of a unique new population of extremely red quasars. (2016-11-15)
Milky Way had a blowout bash 6 million years ago
The center of the Milky Way galaxy is currently a quiet place where a supermassive black hole slumbers, only occasionally slurping small sips of hydrogen gas. (2016-08-29)
Black holes and measuring gravitational waves
The supermassive black holes found at the center of every galaxy, including our own Milky Way, may, on average, be smaller than we thought, according to work led by University of Southampton astronomer Dr. (2016-06-16)
Supermassive black holes may be lurking everywhere in the universe
One of the largest supermassive black holes on record has been discovered in an unexpected place: a relatively sparse region of the local universe where massive galaxies -- the typical home of these huge black holes -- are few and far between. (2016-04-06)
Second quantum revolution a reality with chip-based atomic physics
A University of Oklahoma-led team of physicists believes chip-based atomic physics holds promise to make the second quantum revolution -- the engineering of quantum matter with arbitrary precision -- a reality. (2016-03-30)
Earth-space telescope system produces hot surprise
Combining an orbiting radio telescope with telescopes on Earth made a system capable of the highest resolution of any observation ever made in astronomy. (2016-03-29)
Record-breaking ultraviolet winds discovered near black hole
The fastest winds at ultraviolet wavelengths have been discovered near a supermassive black hole. (2016-03-21)
York University astrophysicists detect ultra-fast winds near supermassive black hole
Researchers have found the fastest winds ever seen at ultraviolet wavelengths near a supermassive black hole. (2016-03-21)
Clocking the rotation rate of a supermassive black hole
The rotational rate of one of the most massive black holes in the universe has been accurately measured by an international team of astronomers, using several optical telescopes and NASA's SWIFT X-ray telescope. (2016-03-10)
Object located around a black hole 5 billion light-years from Earth has been measured
The team of researchers, with the participation of the University of Granada, has succeeded in measuring the inner edge of the disk of matter that orbits around a supermassive black hole in a quasar (an object the size of our solar system that emits as much energy as a whole galaxy). (2016-02-25)
Dark 'noodles' may lurk in the Milky Way
Invisible structures shaped like noodles, lasagne sheets or hazelnuts could be floating around in our Galaxy radically challenging our understanding of gas conditions in the Milky Way. (2016-01-21)
Extreme turbulence roiling 'most luminous galaxy' in the universe
The most luminous galaxy in the universe -- a so-called obscured quasar 12.4 billion light-years away -- is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA. (2016-01-15)
The turbulent birth of a quasar
The most luminous galaxy known in the universe -- the quasar W2246-0526, seen when the Universe was less than 10 percent of its current age -- is so turbulent that it is in the process of ejecting its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). (2016-01-15)
Quiet quasar has apparently eaten its fill
Astronomers with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) announced that a distant quasar ran out of gas. (2016-01-08)
Quasar outburst revises understanding of universe, quasars
An outburst from a distant quasar known as PKS 1441+25 in April of this year gave astronomers at the gamma-ray telescope VERITAS an opportunity to measure the density of the optical 'fog' that lies between the quasar and Earth and to deduce the surprising separation of the high-energy emission from the black hole that drives it. (2015-12-15)
Researcher's work offers more proof of Einstein's general theory of relativity
A Florida State University high-performance computing researcher has predicted a physical effect that would help physicists and astronomers provide fresh evidence of the correctness of Einstein's general theory of relativity. (2015-11-17)
New support for converging black holes in Virgo constellation
In a new study in Nature, astronomers at Columbia University provide additional evidence that a pair of closely orbiting black holes deep in the Virgo constellation is causing the rhythmic flashes of light coming from quasar PG 1302-102. (2015-09-16)
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. (2015-08-27)
Galactic crashes fuel quasars, study finds
Using the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision, astronomers have unveiled some of the previously hidden origins of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe. (2015-06-18)
NASA's Hubble sees the 'teenage years' of quasars
Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision to uncover the mysterious early formative years of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe. (2015-06-18)
Pulsing light may indicate supermassive black hole merger
As two galaxies enter the final stages of merging, scientists have theorized that the galaxies' supermassive black holes will form a 'binary,' or two black holes in such close orbit they are gravitationally bound to one another. (2015-04-20)
Hubble finds phantom objects near dead quasars
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a set of wispy, goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded. (2015-04-02)
Hubble finds ghosts of quasars past
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a set of enigmatic quasar ghosts -- ethereal green objects which mark the graves of these objects that flickered to life and then faded. (2015-04-02)
Astronomers find impossibly large black hole
Astronomers have found a huge black hole which was powering the brightest object in the early universe. (2015-02-25)
Monster black hole discovered at cosmic dawn
The discovery of the brightest quasar in the early universe, powered by the most massive black hole yet known at that time presents a puzzle to researchers: How could something so massive and luminous form so early in the universe, only 900 million years after the Big Bang? (2015-02-25)
Found: Ancient, super-bright quasar with massive black hole
Quasars -- supermassive black holes found at the center of distant massive galaxies -- are the most-luminous beacons in the sky. (2015-02-25)
Giving shape to black holes' intense winds
By looking at the speed of ambient gas spewing out from a well-known quasar, astronomers are gaining insight into how black holes and their host galaxies might have evolved at the same time. (2015-02-19)
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