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MAXI J1659-152: A stellar mass black hole in the constellation Ophiuchus.

MAXI J1659-152The black hole in the system MAXI J1659-152 appears to have lived up to its reputation. Over the last few billion years, the black hole may have slowly devoured most of a companion star, leaving behind only a tiny remnant that is continuing to pour material into the black hole. This process has pulled the two objects into the tightest orbit yet observed for a black-hole system. Swift, an orbiti... More »

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A supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy NGC 1365 is rotating rapidly, which reveals important details about its formation and the environment of the galaxy that surrounds it ESA - February 27, 2013

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Video: Stranger Than Fiction

VideoThe concept of black holes has intrigued scientists for hundreds of years. For an introduction to the topic, watch "Black Holes: Stranger than Fiction," the latest video from the Texas Cosmology Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Check out our selection of some of the best — and worst — roles played by black holes in movies, TV shows, books, and music. More »

 
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The Hole Story

Black holes are one of the busiest research topics in all of astronomy. Learn more about this cutting-edge research and get a peek at the backgrounds of some of the world's top black-hole researchers. More »


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