The BlackHoleCam

The Event Horizon Telescope Due to the immense gravity of black holes, imaging them directly is impossible with current technology.  With gravity so strong that not even light can escape, what do you image?  So far we’ve been able to detect the existence of black holes by measuring the dust,…

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The Huge LQG (Large Quasar Group)

The large quasar group is a massive group of quasars that spans over four billion light years.  When this structure was discovered in November of 2012, and after two months of rigorous verification, it was deemed the largest known structure in the universe.  Though no longer, as that title now…

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Largest Black Hole Ever Discovered

Quasar_viewed_from_Hubble

The Largest Black Hole Discovered I want to start this article off with a little bit of perspective.  Our galaxy, the Milky Way, which is roughly 100,000 light years in diameter contains a supermassive blackhole at the center labeled as Sagittarius A* (pronounced “A Star”), which is about 4.3 Million…

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Black Holes Dancing

Two Black Holes Dancing in 3C 75

Two Black Holes Dancing There are times where I like to go back through the archives of APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) and look back at some of the things that interested me most.  This one is a supermassive black hole binary system in the Abell 400 galaxy cluster…

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