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The supermassive black hole, which weighs as much as 4.3 million suns, is only the second ever to be imaged.
The new model could explain how wormhole-like structures in black holes allow information to escape back into the Universe, potentially solving a long-standing paradox.
Einstein's genius shone bright, but the physicist was not right about everything.
Physicists tried for 16 years to find flaws in Albert Einstein's ground-breaking theory of general relativity, which is the best description of gravity we have.
The discovery by astronomers could help us better understand how some black holes grow to such tremendous sizes.
A member of the team who made the detection said the work represents a "major leap forward in our quest to unlock the secrets of the Universe's evolution."
The galaxy, which is 9.4 billion light-years from Earth, appeared to the Hubble Space Telescope as a cosmic illusion known as an Einstein Ring.
Professor Xavier Calmet of the University of Sussex told Newsweek the findings ould mean black holes are "much more complicated and interesting than naively imagined."
Most massive galaxies are thought to have a black hole settled in right in their centre—but some are cast adrift.
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The black hole forms part of a triple star system known as HR 6819, which can be seen without binoculars or telescopes from the southern hemisphere on a dark, clear night.
"Simulations and movies like these really help us visualize what Einstein meant when he said that gravity warps the fabric of space and time," the creator of the images said.
Researchers detected gravitational waves—ripples in space-time—emanating from a cataclysmic event around 900 million light years away.
The black hole is located at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147 around 130 million light-years away from Earth.
Einstein's general theory of relativity beautifully describes the nature of gravity and its effect on large objects in the universe. However, there are alternative explanations.
The idea of wormholes was predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity in 1916.
Einstein was born in Germany in 1879.
The theory of general relativity, which describes the nature of gravity, revolutionized science after its publication in 1915.
The great German physicist published his groundbreaking theory in 1915.
The theory describes how heat moves through solids.
The study has proved the theory holds beyond the Milky Way.
Scientist who described racism as "disease of white people" expressed xenophobia views in journals kept while traveling across Asia.
The research—which was led by the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona—was conducted by an international team of physicists from 12 institutions who managed to close a loophole found in a common test of quantum mechanics.
"We have been waiting 16 years for this."