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Quantum Vortices in the Sky

Turbulence is a common chaotic phenomenon that everyone has certainly experienced: you witness the development of turbulence when you stir a coffee too vigorously or watch the smoke of a cigarette or feel the aeroplane going up and down. What… Continue Reading →

Do Mid-sized Black Holes Exist?

We know that black holes exist in Nature with at least two different sizes: super-massive ones, that live in the centre of galaxies and stellar-mass black holes. The origin and evolution of these two types of black hole are very… Continue Reading →

The Clouds Around the Monster

Neutron stars are few kilometres sized objects that come to life when a massive star dies in a devastating supernova explosion. A few months ago a very peculiar neutron star has been discovered in an even more peculiar location of… Continue Reading →

First Black Hole Mass and Spin Measured with Timing

Imagine having a black hole spinning around a normal companion star like our Sun. At some point of its evolution, the black hole can start removing and devouring matter from the outer layers of its companion star, in a process… Continue Reading →

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