These photons would circle around and return to the receiver, but in the process they would sap some of the black hole's momentum and turn it into energy. The new discovery of a "monster black hole" that's 70 times bigger than the sun is chaning everything scientists thought they knew about the Milky Way galaxy. Please refresh the page and try again. But don't bother trying to send a message through the wormhole to someone in that alien universe. In which case, if you accidentally fell into a black hole, there may be a way to get you out — albeit in another time and place. 'alarmed' at election misinformation still circulating, Trump spars with top Georgia Republicans over voting results, Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration, China document leak shows flawed pandemic response, See Melania Trump's last White House holiday decorations, Doctor comforting elderly patient in heartbreaking photo speaks out, Teenager shot for playing loud music, police say. It's our first glimpse of one of the weirdest spectacles in the universe: Astronomers released humanity's first image of a black hole Wednesday. What's stranger than a black hole? Read science articles on colliding supermassive black holes, simulated gravitational waves of a black hole, black hole theory and more. Pew! Black Holes in Space. Located about 15,000 light years away, it has a mass 70 times greater than our sun, according to, The findings were published by Chinese researchers, "Black holes of such mass should not even exist in our galaxy, according to most of the current models of stellar evolution," said Liu Jifeng, head of the team that made the discovery. In the popular imagination, it was thouâ¦ By muddling the light from the companion star with the faint emissions that would come from the black hole's accretion disk, or the ring of matter circling its mouth, the researchers had overestimated the black hole's mass by at least twofold, the studies posted to arXiv found. Scientists recently found a black hole so big that current theory strains ... By Elizabeth Howell 01 December 2019. (CNN)Scientists have discovered a "monster black hole" so massive that, in theory, it shouldn't exist. And new calculations suggest that traveling into such a black hole wouldn't even make for a bumpy ride, because its slow-going rotation would mean negligible shrinking and stretching, and would be well within the range of stresses a spaceship could handle. Pew! But in 2016, late physicist Stephen Hawking, along with others, published a paper proposing that black holes have "hair," or distinctive features. These twin discoveries -- the collision, and now LB-1 -- indicate that scientists are reaching "a renaissance in our understanding of black hole astrophysics," said Reitze in the press release. It's so massive, scientists say it shouldn't even be possible. As the name suggests, we cannot see black holes themselves, but we can observe the effect a black hole has on its environment. But as it turns out, black holes are more than just cosmic vacuum cleaners. Their efforts paid off -- they soon spotted a giant star eight times heavier than the sun, orbiting around what turned out to be LB-1. The researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences tried a different approach. And nothing within reach is safe from them. Black holes could be wormholes into an alternate universe. The fiery orange glow surrounding its black heart demarcates its event horizon, the ring of matter that swirls around a black hole just before falling in. In a study published â¦ What does that mean, exactly? In 2019, physicists peered into the fathomless darkness and snapped the first-ever picture of a black hole. By Historically, physicists believed singularities were bald, or featureless, meaning they had only three properties: mass, angular momentum and electric charge. But according to the new research, a common mathematical simplification used to analyze the theory of relativity may have a flaw. In October, researchers discovered what they believe to be, 'Monster black hole' 70 times the size of the sun discovered, 'It's so hard': Pandemic taking a toll on frontline workers, BioNTech CEO on vaccine approval: It's the start of the end of the pandemic, 'It's a huge move': Dr. Gupta on UK's vaccine approval, Health care staff and long term care facility residents to get vaccine first, Georgia election official: Someone's going to get killed, Barr: No evidence of fraud that would affect election outcome, Family has heartbreaking dilemma amid pandemic, GA Lt. Gov. PUBLISHED April 10, 2019 More than 50 million light-years away, in the heart of a giant elliptical galaxy called Messier 87, a gargantuan beast is devouring anything that strays too near. Black holes can certainly be big, but can they be tiny? 01:00. 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