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Particles Born In A Black Hole’s Hostile Winds

    Particles Born In A Black Hole’s Hostile Winds By Judith E Braffman-Miller The centers of our Universe’s myriad galaxies rage with brilliant, roiling fires that hide, within their blinding glare, the darkest of hearts. These hearts of darkness are supermassive black holes, and they wait in sinister secret for their dinner–screaming, shredded stars; doomed, wandering clouds of gas;…

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Galaxies And The Supermassive Black Holes They Host

    Galaxies And The Supermassive Black Holes They Host By Judith E Braffman-Miller In the deepest, darkest hearts of perhaps every large galaxy in the Universe, including our own Milky Way, supermassive black holes lie in secret, waiting for their dinner–a wrecked star, perhaps, or a cloud of tragic gas. These gravitational beasts are some of the strangest occupants…

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The Mystery Of The Most Distant Dark Heart

    The Mystery Of The Most Distant Dark Heart By Judith E Braffman-Miller When astronomers look deeper and deeper into Space, they are staring further and further back in time. This is because the more remote a shining object is in Space, the longer it has taken its fleeing beams of light to reach us. There is no known…

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Ancient Black Holes That Grew Up Too Fast

Ancient Black Holes That Grew Up Too Fast By Judith E Braffman-Miller Quasars are dazzling, luminous objects, that hide supermassive black holes deep within their mysterious, secretive hearts of darkness. Indeed, quasars are so brilliant that they are visible over great cosmic distances, as infalling, doomed material–snatched from ill-fated stars and unfortunate clouds of wandering gas–swirls down into the waiting,…

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Sagittarius – A-Star’s Last Banquet

Sagittarius – A-Star’s Last Banquet By Judith E Braffman-Miller Secretive, sinister, and gluttonous, supermassive black holes hide in the hearts of perhaps every large galaxy in the Universe–including our own barred-spiral Milky Way. Such supermassive hearts-of-darkness feed on ill-fated wandering stars, as well as on doomed clouds of floating gas, that have traveled too close to their inescapable gravitational embrace–never…

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