Sky and Telescope 3 Dec 2019, 14:00 UTC In April of this year, the Event Horizon Telescope captured the first detailed images of the shadow of a black hole. In a new study, a team of scientists has now explored what determines the size and shape of black hole shadows like this one.
Scientific American 2 Dec 2019, 18:15 UTC Europe’s space agency is set to receive 45% more money than in the previous three-year budget
Bad Astronomy 2 Dec 2019, 14:00 UTC Astronomers have found a black hole in our galaxy that’s a lot bigger than we thought this kind could get: It has about 70 times the mass of the Sun, and models of how a black hole like this can form have trouble producing one this beefy.
ABC 1 Dec 2019, 20:04 UTC A supernova is a very rapid explosion from a star that's ended its life, said astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker of Curtin University's node of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, who led the team that discovered this remnant and 26 others.
Physics World Blog 29 Nov 2019, 09:11 UTC A 70-solar-mass black hole has been discovered orbiting a star in the Milky Way. The object is the heaviest stellar-mass black hole detected so far in our galaxy. Its very existence is puzzling astronomers because black holes of this size are not expected in the Milky Way.