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...
Life Giving Black Holes

Life Giving Black Holes

Those hungry, all devouring black holes may in fact be much more generous than we have been led to believe. Black holes are often given bad press. This, however, is not indicative to their true nature, which is in fact quite stable. A team of scientists are now...
Black holes – to be or not to be?

Black holes – to be or not to be?

Those enigmatic black holes that lead to places unknown may not be what we thought they were – or at least that’s what some scientists think. Since first proposed in 1784 by John Mitchell and their prediction in 1915 by Einstein’s theory of general relativity,...
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