Frame-Dragging Caught in Action

Frame-Dragging Caught in Action

An astrophysical system has just demonstrated frame dragging for the first time. The dragging of space time by a rotating mass, otherwise known as frame-dragging, was predicted by Einstein’s general relativity. Einstein postulated that not only does a mass curve...
A Deeper Look into Black Holes

A Deeper Look into Black Holes

A deeper look into one of the most intriguing objects has just been revealed. Black holes are typically observed by the light given off by the surrounding material, such as accretion disks or high velocity jets known as quasars. In 2015, this was extended to...

Was a Star Ejected from Our Central Black Hole?

Generally thought to be the point of no return, our very own black hole seems to have ejected a star at hyper velocity. In something known as the Hills mechanism – which occurs in binary star systems when they are disrupted by a super massive black hole – the stars...
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