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Deepest Ever X-Ray Image of Space Captures Countless Black Holes

Large numbers of supermassive black holes can be seen in an incredible new picture that astronomers said is the deepest X-ray image of the sky ever captured. Researchers said the concentration of black holes in the central region of the picture … Continue reading

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X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide close-up of “killer” black hole

Billions of years ago, a huge black hole shredded a passing star and emitted X-rays. Now astronomers are using X-ray echoes to study a newly awakened black hole for the first time. Now astronomers using archival observations from Swift, the European … Continue reading

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X-Ray Echoes Reveal Supermassive Black Hole

Artist’s rendering of a black hole. Using x-ray echoes, researchers at NASA recently discovered a supermassive black hole devouring a star about 3.9 billion light years away. This far away event was first captured in 2011 using a new technique … Continue reading

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A Slew of Slews

This photo is a record of more than a thousand movements made by ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope as it shifts its gaze from one X-ray object to another. Orbiting in space since 1999, XMM-Newton is studying high-energy phenomena in the universe, … Continue reading

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