Recent works by the researchers at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics on blazars have provided insights into the processes happening close to black holes. Active Galactic Nucleus AGN or active galactic nucleus is the region at the centre of galaxies that that has above average luminosity that is not produced by the stars. The luminosity ..
Supermassive black hole: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team of 347 scientists has won the 2020 ‘Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics’ for the first image of a super-massive black hole. The $3 million prize is also known as the ‘Oscars of Science’. The team produced the world’s first-ever image of a black hole circled by a flame-orange halo ..
Astronomers at the Max Planck Institute of Germany have recently discovered a new black hole named Holmberg 15A that is clocking in at 40 billion times the mass of the Sun. The black hole is supergiant elliptical galaxy i.e. around 700 million light-years away from Earth and resides right at the centre of the Abell ..
Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan, and Princeton University discover 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes in distant universe
Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan, and Princeton University have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, which were formed when the universe was only 5% of its current age. These quasars are lying 13 billion light-years away from the Earth. The team used data taken with ‘Hyper Suprime-Cam’ (HSC) instrument, mounted ..