Physics and Astronomy News Archive: April 2017

Image: Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core
Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core
Source: Hubblesite   Posted: 4/6/17
Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational waves.

Image: Milky Way-like Galaxies in Early Universe Embedded in 'Super Halos'
Milky Way-like Galaxies in Early Universe Embedded in 'Super Halos'
Source: NRAO   Posted: 4/4/17
By harnessing the extreme sensitivity of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have directly observed a pair of Milky Way-like galaxies seen when the universe was only eight percent of its current age.

Image: Finding the 'Ghost Particles' Might be More Challenging
Finding the 'Ghost Particles' Might be More Challenging
Source: IBS   Posted: 4/1/17
Results from the NEOS experiment on sterile neutrinos differ partly from the theoretical expectations.