An international team led by the University of Southampton has been observing a black spinning around its axis at its near maximum rate in our galaxy. It is hoped that the study will shed more light on the characteristics of black holes and their surrounding environment.
The most primary questions that remain in our understanding of the Universe, the nature of dark matter and dark energy, and the missing 95% of matter in the Universe, could have a related explanation, scientists at Oxford have suggested; a fluid containing ‘negative mass’
Four new gravitational wave detections made by the National Science Foundation’s LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and the European-based VIRGO gravitational-wave detector have pinpointed the location of colliding black holes. But will it quell critics of the project’s methods?