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  • Scientists confirm a highly eccentric black hole merger for the first time

    For the first time, scientists believe they have detected a merger of two black holes with eccentric orbits. According to a paper published in Nature Astronomy by researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology's Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation and the University of Florida, this can help explain how some of the black hole mergers detected by LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo Collaboration are much heavier than previously thought possible.
  • Black hole is spotted 'giving birth' to stars in a nearby dwarf galaxy

    New evidence from the Hubble telescope shows a black hole at the heart of dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 that's creating stars, not gobbling them up, report experts from Montana State University.

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  • Hubble finds a black hole igniting star formation in a dwarf galaxy

    Black holes are often described as the monsters of the universe—tearing apart stars, consuming anything that comes too close, and holding light captive. Detailed evidence from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, however, shows a black hole in a new light: Fostering rather than suppressing star formation. Hubble imaging and spectroscopy of the dwarf starburst galaxy Henize 2-10 clearly show a gas outflow stretching from the black hole to a bright star birth region like an umbilical cord, triggering...