Do Magnetic Fields Influence Supermassive Black Hole Activity?
(Oct 2018) The paper reveals how an influential group of magnetic fields trap dust and other particulates in a thick ring around a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy Cygnus A. This ring, known t

Computer Simulation Sheds Light on Supermassive Black Hole Mergers
(Oct 2018) For the first time, a new computer simulation that incorporates the physical effects of Einstein’s general theory of relativity shows that gas in supermassive binary black hole systems approaching mer

Magnetic Fields May Be the Key to Black Hole Activity
(Oct 2018) Researchers using NASA’s SOFIA airborne telescope have found that magnetic fields are trapping the material that feeds the supermassive black hole in the galaxy Cygnus A. Collimated jets provide

The Milky Way’s Central Supermassive Black Hole is a Mirage –“It Doesn’t Exist”
(Oct 2018) At the center of our Milky Way Galaxy lies a monster black hole, Sagittarius A* . been pointing at the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole for the last several years.

Chaotic accretion observed for the first time as supermassive black hole gulps down huge amount of matter
(Oct 2018) A team of astronomers reports having observed a gigantic mass of matter, swallowed directly by a black hole at a speed of nearly a third . Some researchers believe that supermassive black holes coul

10 mysteries of the universe: What makes supermassive black holes?
(since Sep, 2018) There resides the sinkhole of our galaxy, a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. Staggeringly extreme, it weighs in at 4 million solar masses and yet stretches just 44 million kilometres a