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Supercomputers create stunning sky map of 25,000 supermassive black holes

11 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Astronomers have used a combination of low-frequency telescopes, supercomputers, and algorithms to create a vast sky map of 25,000 supermassive black holes. The map shows thousands of twinkling dots that look like stars, but are actually enormous black holes, each of which is located in a different, distant galaxy. The researchers pinpointed the celestial objects by analyzing radio emissions emitted by matter that was ejected when it got close to the black holes. These emissions were detected by LOFAR , an enormous radio telescope network spread across 52 stations in nine European...
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Sky survey map shows tens of thousands of supermassive black holes

Sky survey map shows tens of thousands of supermassive black holes

11 days ago   |   By SlashGear

An international team of astronomers has published a new map of the sky and within that map is more than 25,000 supermassive black holes. The map is the most detailed celestial map in the field of low radio frequencies. It was built by astronomers using 52 stations with LOFAR antennas across nine European countries. One glance at the image above,...
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