The most distant quasar yet discovered illuminates the early universe…
Though black holes may start as strangers, interactions between several of them — not just the two component masses — can lead to LIGO-esque mergers.
Hints of a theory beyond General Relativity could lie in the shape of a black hole’s shadow. An Earth-sized telescope will allow us to resolve these shadows for the first time.
In a strange, half-lost, piece of work Roger Penrose draws four figures dropping their lines into the depths of a black hole, and in doing so finds a new and hugely influential way to steal energy away from the heart of a spinning singularity.
Could LIGO have detected dark matter? Maybe dark matter is actually billions and billions and billions of black holes.
Today, we hear from Ana Torres Campos about her experiences observing black holes for the Even Horizon Telescope. This is a crosspost from our sister site astrobitos.