Black Holes, Quasars, Blazars

Black holes:

Imaging black holes 

Overview from NASA

Einstein's rings in holography

Can we tell black holes apart?

A method to image black holes

How black holes power plasma jets

A blackhole X-ray binary at ~ 100Hz

Chorus of black holes sings in X-rays

Are black holes made of dark energy? 

A black hole under the gravitational lens

Black holes hide in our cosmic backyard

Black holes might be nicer than we think

This black hole blew a hole in the cosmos

Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies

Black hole makes material wobble around it

Big black holes found in the smallest galaxies

Supermassive black holes in the early universe      

Visualization shows a black hole's warped world

Early black holes may have grown in 'fits and spurts' 

Monster x-ray machine blasts apart black hole theory

Black hole disks may be hiding in the centers of galaxies

Earliest black holes give rare glimpse of ancient universe

Where in the Universe can you find a black hole nursery?

Birth of massive black holes in the early Universe revealed 

Deepest x-ray image ever reveals black hole treasure trove

A close-up look at the whirlpool around a gigantic black-hole

Astronomers propose a new method for detecting black holes

What the sight of a black hole means to a black hole physicist

Two quasiperiodic oscillations form a supermassive black hole

Negative-energy particles may extract energy from black holes

Spinning black hole sprays light-speed plasma clouds into space

Milky Way's supermassive black hole may have 'unseen' siblings

First detailed observations of material orbiting close to a black hole 

Scientists detect the ringing of a newborn black hole for the first time

Capturing orbital motion around a black hole in unprecedented clarity

Most-detailed-ever simulations of black hole solve long standing mystery  

Black hole paradoxes reveal a fundamental link between energy and order

New model explains appearance of supermassive blackholes in early universe

Researshers propose new holographic method to simulate black holes with tabletop experiment

Black holes merging with black holes and stars:

Astronomers spot signs of supermassive black hole merger

Astronomers see distant eruption as black hole destroys star

Scientists detect radio echoes of a black hole feeding on a star

Primordial black holes may have helped to forge heavy elements

First detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the speed of light

Scientists discover massive balck hole that may unlock mysteries about deep space

Seeds of supermassive black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves

Supermassive black holes may be lurking everywhere in the universe

Do stars fall quietly into black holes, or crash into something unknown?

Scientists observe supermassive black hole feeding on cold gas

How black holes formed so quickly    Collapsing star gives birth to a black hole   

Temperature swings of black hole winds measured for the first time   

Black hole thermodynamics - a look beyond the horizon of events

Rapid changes point to origin of ultra-fast black hole 'burps'

Scientists reach back in time to discover some of the most power-packed galaxies

Super-massive and supersonic: the first black hole sudied with the Sardinia Radio Telescope

The energy spectrum of particles will help distinguish black holes from compact massive objects

Black holes may not be dead-ends after all    Possible link between primordial black holes and dark matter

Black holes banish matter into cosmic voids    Ultrafast winds near supermassive black hole

How black holes clear galaxies of star-making gas

Chandra finds supermassive black hole burping nearby

Black holes affect their local galactic 'climate'    Mysterious alignment of black holes

Dormant black hole eats star, becomes X-ray flashlight

Event Horizon Telescope reveals magnetic fields at Milky Way's central black hole

Clocking the rotation rate of a supermassive black hole with high accuracy

ALMA meaures mass of black hole with extreme precision

Scientsts get first glimpse of black hole eating star, ejecting high-speed flare

Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion suns before their food crumbles into stars

Revealing a mini super-massive black hole   Biggest black hole blast discovered

Treasure hunting in archive data reveals clues about black holes' diet

Magnetism combines with gravity to shape black hole's environment

World's first glimpse at Black Hole launchpad      Peering to the edge of a black hole 

Energy from a Black Hole    Black hole jets pack a powerful punch    Extreme power of black hole revealed

What's on the surface of a black hole?     Chandra finds eveidence for serial black hole eruptions

Astronomers reveal a supermassive black hole's intense magnetic field

Unlocking the secrets of the Universe    Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances   

Search for seeds of black holes    Cosmic turbulences result in star and black hole formation

Destroyed star rains onto black hole, winds blow it back

Super star takes on black holes in jet contest

Young stars' flickering light reveals remarkable link with matter-eating black holes

Astronomers pierce galactic clouds to shed light on black hole development

New insight found in Black Hole collisions    Pulsing light may indicate supermassive black hole merger

Funky light signal from colliding black holes explained    How to merge two black holes in a simple way

Unusual light signal hints at distant black hole merger    Monster black hole discovered in tiny galaxy    

Astronomers find impossibly large Black Hole    The largest black holes in the universe

New light on super-massive black holes    Scientists find unprecedented black hole

Black hole hunters tackle a cosmic conundrum     Monster black hole wakes up after 26 years  

Do Black Holes have hair?      Star Eater    All-you-can-eat at the end of the Universe

Lucky star escapes black hole with minor damage      Black hole bull's eye    

A stellar explosion on the outer reaches of the of the Universe provides clues about black hole creation   

Do black holes come in size Medium?   Clouds circling supermassive black holes

From one collapsing star, two black holes form and fuse   

Supercomputers advance understanding of black holes

Plugging the hole in Hawking's black hole theory

Gravitational waves help understand black hole weight gain

ALMA probes mysteries of jets from giant black holes    Direct measurement of distant black hole's spin 

Head-on Collision of Two Black Holes      Biggest black hole blast discovered

NASA's WISE survey uncovers millions of black holes    Explaining black holes

New knowledge about the remarkable properties of black holes

Study reveals a remakable symmetry in black hole jets 

Black holes growing faster than expected

The double life of black holes

NuSTAR catches black holes in galaxy web 

Magnetism combines with gravity to shape black hole's environment

World's first glimpse at Black Hole launchpad      Peering to the edge of a black hole

Revealing a mini super-massive black hole   Biggest black hole blast discovered

'Cry' of a shredded star heralds a new era for testing relativity

How black holes change gears   Ultra-fast outflows help monster black holes shape their galaxies

A remarkable outburst from an old black hole    

Black holes grow big by eating stars   Black hole caught red-handed in a stellar homicide

Spacetime ripples from dying black holes could help reveal how they were formed

General relativistic simulations of magnetized plasmas around merging supermassive black holes 

NASA's Chandra Finds Youngest Nearby Black Hole  

'Seeds' of masssive black holes found at the center of the Milky Way galaxy

NASA's Chandra Finds Nearest Pair of Supermassive Black Holes

NASA's Chandra Adds to Black Hole Birth Announcement 

Astronomers detect vast amounts of gasand dust around black hole in early universe

Nearby Black Hole is Feeble and Unpredictable    Rogue Black Holes May Roam the Milky Way

Newly Merged Black Hole Eagerly Shreds Stars    Mini Black Holes Zip Through Earth Every Day?

NASA's WISE Mission Captures Black Hole's Wildly Flaring Jet

NASA pictures reveal deadly black hole     How Often Do Giant Black Holes Become Hyperactive?

VLBA Distance Measurement Is Key to Producing First "Complete Description" of a Black Hole

Surprise: Dwarf Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole Surprise: Dwarf Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole

Gamma rays from galaxy halway across the visible universe

On the hunt for X-ray signals from the extragalactic universe

New Fast Radio Burst (FRB) discovery finds 'missing matter' in the Universe

Surprising black hole discovery changes picture of globular star clusters

Surprisingly strong magnetic fields challenge black holes' pull

How the brightest lights in the universe 'flicker' 

The Lyman-a forest in a blazar heated Universe

Janna Levin   HPC at the Albert Einstein Institute 

Math formula gives new glimpse into the magical mind of Ramanujan

Black holes cannot actually exist, according to mathematical proof? 

Stephen Hawking's black hole paradox keeps physicists puzzled

Philosophers debate new 'sonic black hole' discovery'

When will a neutron star collapse into a black hole?

Physicists discover new kind of celestial bodies

What sobic black holes say about real ones


Most Distant Quasar Found

Galactic crashes fuel quasars

Extremely rare triple quasar found

Mysterious quasar sequence explained   

Reverse cosmic lens advances quasar studies

Black hole on a diet creates 'changing look' quasar

New research shows quasars slowed star formation

Active galaxies point to new physics of cosmic expansion

First microquasar in neighbor galaxy, tantalizing scientists

Hubble finds nearsest quasar powered by a double black hole

Milky Way gas cloud causes multiple images of distant quasar

Baryon acoustic oscillations in the Lya forest of BOSS quasars

Quasars may answer how starburst galaxies were extinguished

The SDSS Quasar Lens Search - constraints on dark energy and the evolution of massive galaxies

Will new quasar discovery fast-track our understanding of the origins of galaxies & gargantuan black holes?


Blazars explained

What we talk about when we talk about blazars

The cosmological impact of luminous blazars I

The cosmological impact of luminous blazars II

The cosmological impact of luminous blazars III

NASA's WISE mission sees skies abalaze with blazars

Other intense energy phenomena:

A new technique to gauge the distant universe

Stellar partnership doomed to end in catastrophe

Fermi space telescope explores new energy extremes

Scientists resolve the nature of powerful cosmic objects

Shedding new light on the brightest objects in the universe

3D observations of the outflow from an active galactic nucleus

Researchers combine quantum mechanics and Einstein's TSR to clear up puzzles in plasma physics

Cosmic radio bursts:

A fast radio burst's extragalactic home

How sailing aliens could have caused FRBs

Cosmic radio bursts point to cataclysmic origins       

Homing in on source of mysterious cosmic radio bursts             

Fast radio burst tied to distant dwarf galaxy and, perhaps, magnetar

Gamma-ray bursts:

Fermi, Swift see 'shockingly bright' burst

Unravelling the mystery of gamma ray bursts

A black widow's tango mortale in gamma-ray light

Monster gamma-ray bursts in our cosmic neighbourhood

Radio telescopes unravel mystery of nova emitted gamma rays

Fermi's Latest Gamma-ray Census Highlights Cosmic Mysteries

Ultra-bright gamma-ray burst shakes up theories if light production