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.
A black hole has been spotted recoiling from a mysterious slingshot effect, possibly from encounters with several other black holes, a new study has found.
A stellar black hole that releases a prodigious amount of energy from the most powerful pair of jets ever seen from such a cosmic object was recently discovered. But, the real surprise is what is created by those jets.
Enormous black holes, some of the most powerful sources of radiation in the universe, apparently switch on after galaxies collide.
Scientists watched matter falling into a black hole for the first time.
Most black holes spin in the same direction as their surrounding disc of debris. However, for the rare black hole that spins in the opposite direction, that deviance may produce the more powerful jets of radiation than seen in regular black holes.
NASA's Swift satellite X-ray survey has revealed new supermassive black holes that confirm theoretical ideas about how black hole activity is triggered.
Two new studies on black holes have turned up some surprising results about the mysterious gravity sinks that reside within galaxies, helping astronomers understand more about supermassive black holes and the formation of galaxies.
A monster black hole has been flung from its home galaxy and is careening through space, according to a new study.
Black holes might kill entire galaxies with blazing energy, dooming embryonic stars before they can get born.
A pair of rare medium-sized black holes was spotted near the center of a nearby galaxy, but for some reason they haven't been swallowed up by the supermassive black hole lurking there.
Our universe might have originated from a black hole that lies within another universe.
NASA's Swift satellite detected its 500th gamma-ray burst on April 13, in an explosion in the Cassiopeia constellation.
When two massive galaxies collide, they may form quasars, which are regions around giant black holes where matter is gobbled up and light is flung back into space.
The backward spin of some black holes could create mysterious jets of plasma that control the fate of galaxies
Small black holes mysteriously self-regulate, just like their supermassive cousins.
A stellar-mass black hole strips material from its companion as they circle each other.
New Chandra X-ray Observatory images and computer models show why the Milky Way black hole is starving.