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  • Astronomers see gas cloud ripped apart by black hole

    A simulation of the gas cloud passing close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy. Credit: ESO/S. Gillessen/MPE/Marc Schartmann

    Astronomers around the world are taking advantage of a unique opportunity to watch as a cloud of gas...

     
  • Monster black holes come out of hiding

    An artist's concept of a quasar at the heart of a galaxy. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

    A group of supermassive black holes that had been lurking behind a veil of dust have had their hiding...

     
  • Telescope link-up probes distant quasar

    n artist’s impression of the quasar 3C 279 which has been observed in unprecedented detail. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

    Astronomers have linked up three observatories to zoom in on a quasar marking the site of a monstrous...

     
  • Starved galaxies make no more stars

    The author at ALMA in Chile (Credit: Paul Sutherland)

    The world’s highest and most advanced observatory is already making great astronomical discoveries...

     
  • Cloud seen heading for giant black hole

    The path of the doomed gas cloud is shown here in red, with nearby stars' orbits shown in blue. Image: ESO

    Astronomers have spotted a gas cloud on a collision course with the supermassive black hole at the centre...