Latest News About Black Holes
A black hole is a location in space that possesses so much gravity, nothing can escape its pull, even light. Learn more about what black holes are and the latest news.
The galaxy Markarian 739 has not one, but two ginormous black holes in its core.
Markarian 739 - just 425 light years away - is only the 2nd galaxy within 500 million light years known to have twin active galactic nuclei. NASA's Swift and Chandra observatories made the discovery.
All large galaxies - including ours - seem to have supermassive black holes at their centers. Astrophysicists Ann Wehrle, Roeland van der Marel and Ed Turner explain how these beasts form.
Particle jets from Centarus A's super-massive black hole blast the power of 55 million suns. The TANAMI project radio telescope got this most detailed view of such jets.
A design study for a new observatory, called the Einstein Telescope, will be presented today in Italy.
The largest-ever three-dimensional map of the distance universe has been created using quasars.
A huge and powerful cosmic explosion that lit up deep space last week still has astronomers scratching their heads.
The energy released when neutron stars collide, or when black holes are born, causes huge bursts of gamma rays that can be detected across the Universe.
The well-known black hole Cygnus X-1 is revealing new details about the warped space around it.
The "eye" is really the environment around a spiral galaxy called NGC 4151, which is 43 million light-years from Earth.
Black holes can pulse space itself making it resonate with gravitational waves. New and planned Earth-based detectors will rip such space songs for human ears. Hear how two dancing black holes would "sound".
Scientists have developed a new way to weigh black holes in active galaxies.
Scientists probe the way that light gets distorted by the warped space-time around black holes
A stunning Valentine's Day photo from space shows a cosmic ring made of black holes and young stars.
The end state of a black hole may be a mind-bending kind of spacetime independent of time, scientists say.