The glow of a star torn up by a supermassive black hole has enabled researchers to measure how fast the black hole whirls around.
The Black Hole Files with Camille Carlisle
Avid black hole enthusiast and S&T Science Editor Camille M. Carlisle explores new research on these enigmatic potholes in spacetime. She’ll dive into the behavior of the leviathans that lurk in galaxies’ hearts and sometimes blaze as quasars, analyze the smaller ones that smash together and make LIGO quiver, and even muse on questions like what lies beyond the event horizon and whether there are marauding black holes in the Milky Way. Because who doesn’t love black holes?