Monster black holes fuel Arcade Fire’s cosmic album and performance (Q&A)

The 21st century’s cosmic rock scene has a new champion with indie rock band Arcade Fire. The artwork for the band’s new record, “We,” includes an image of the monster black hole M87 * and a song title and lyrics that include our galaxy’s supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A *. Band members Win Butler and … Read more

Milky Way vs M87: Photos show 2 different monster black holes

Three years ago, scientists used a telescope the size of Earth to produce the first-ever image of a black hole. Now, they’ve done it again – this time, closer to home, and of a very different invisible behemoth. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has now produced images of two supermassive black holes: the one in … Read more

The 1st photo of the Milky Way’s monster black hole has scientists over the moon. Here’s why.

For decades, astronomers have wondered what’s at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy. Today, scientists unveiled the first-ever photo of the supermassive black hole that lurks there, offering a completely new view of our home galaxy. The historic image of what scientists call Sagittarius A *, captured by a worldwide telescope array called the … Read more

NASA’s InSight Records Monster Quake on Mars – The Largest Ever Detected on Another Planet

An artist illustration of the InSight lander on Mars. InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is designed to give the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech Estimated to be magnitude 5, the quake is the strongest ever detected … Read more

Spontaneous Magnetic Reversal of Monster Black Hole Sparks Enigmatic Outburst

This illustration shows the accretion disk, corona (pale, conical swirls above the disk), and supermassive black hole of active galaxy 1ES 1927 + 654 before its recent flare-up. Credit: NASA / Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet NASA’s Swift Observatory Tracks Potential Magnetic Flip of Monster Black Hole A rare and enigmatic outburst from an active … Read more

NASA’s Fermi Space Telescope Hunts for Gravitational Waves From Monster Black Holes

Black holes distort a starry background, capture light, and produce black hole silhouettes in this simulation. Each has a mass about 500,0000 times the Sun’s and a distinctive feature called a photon ring outlining the black hole. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center; background, ESA / Gaia / DPAC Our universe is a chaotic sea … Read more

Spinosaurus “River Monster” Secrets Revealed in New Study – Predatory Dinosaur Was Larger Than T. rex

Spinosaurus, the longest predatory dinosaur known, is opening its elongate jaws, studded with conical teeth, to catch a sawskate. Contrary to previous suggestions, this animal was not a heron-like wader – it was a “river monster”, actively pursuing prey in a vast river system located in modern-day North Africa. Dense bones in the skeleton of … Read more

Immense power of monster 7-story waves in Portugal spotted in satellite image

NASA has released a stunning image of Portugal’s coastline showing the immense power of massive, seven-story-high waves as they crashed towards the shore. The image, taken in 2020, was captured on the same day that an 18-year-old surfer reportedly rode a record-breaking 101.4-foot-high (30.9 meters) wave in the area. The photo, which was captured by … Read more

Giant radiation bubbles created by monster black hole feeding frenzy, new study suggests

Two giant bubbles of gamma rays and X-rays that erupted from the center of the Milky Way may stem from a supermassive black hole’s feeding frenzy at the heart of the galaxy, a new study finds. Recently, the X-ray telescope eROSITA onboard the Spektr-RG space observatory discovered a pair of gigantic X-ray-emitting bubbles, each about … Read more