An international team of astronomers, working in conjuction with NASA’s Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope have caught a black hole in the act of ejecting a highly energetic knot of gas which the astronomers liken to bullets into surrounding space.
Below are top 10 scientific stories of 2011.Israeli company has reported about the invention on a new vaccine for cancer. Vaccine which can also be used as a drug to cure the diseased person is called Vaxil. A rare half-male and half-female butterfly has emerged at the Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition. In November 2011, reports have indicated that unique specie of lobster – a blue European lobster – was found in the fish market of Billingsgate, London. The European lobster is very similar to the American lobster, Homarus americanus, but it appears smaller and less aggressive. It can live to over 15 years in the wild but their rarely reach that age to do being heavily fished.
An international group of astronomers, using multiple telescopes, was recently able to collect an impressive view of the Ring of Fire at the core of the spiral galaxy NGC 4151.
An international team of astronomers has identified a candidate for the smallest-known black hole using data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE).
A supermassive black hole in the heart of Milky Way galaxy is going to absorb the large cloud of gas
According to new study the universe’s first supermassive black holes grew so fast by gobbling up a steady stream of cold gas.
A team from University of California in Berkeley has found two gigantic black holes in the clusters of elliptic galaxies more than 300 million light years away from us.
Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, combined with the gravitational lensing effect of stars in a distant galaxy, an international team of astronomers measured the disk’s size and studied the colors and also the temperatures of different parts of the disk.
German satellite plunged to Earth on October 22 after languishing in a dead orbit for more than a decade, but officials do not yet know where it fell.