aug 302013
 
Massive Black Hole Finds Much of its Food Hard to Swallow

  Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have taken a major step in explaining why material around the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is extraordinarily faint in X-rays. This discovery holds important implications for understanding black holes. This composite image combines observations using infrared light and X-ray light that [continue reading]

sep 292012
 
The First Glimpse of Black Hole Launchpad

  Using a continent-spanning telescope, an international team of astronomers has peered to the edge of a black hole at the center of a distant galaxy. For the first time, they have measured the black hole’s “point of no return” – the closest distance that matter can approach before being irretrievably pulled into the black [continue reading]