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.
Super-powerful galactic overlords rearrange the contours of space itself in their local neighborhoods. Their blast-waves heat up - and hollow out - hundreds of thousands of light years of interstellar space.
Which came first: Galaxies? Or the big black holes at their centers? Evidence from the Hubble Space Telescope's Deep Field images is persuasive.
Humans may escape the death of their planet. But where do you run, in a universe where everything is expanding away from everything else?
Another word for "time" is "change". When transformation stops, time ceases. Calculating the death date of the last black hole, which marks the end of Everything.
Astronomers have estimated more precisely the distance to a black hole, finding the gravity well is much closer to us than assumed.
The biggest black holes in the universe are also the most perplexing. Scientists have long been confused about just how the earliest, most massive black holes formed, but new evidence now suggests they could have originated inside giant cocoon-like stars.
A flash of nearly 13 billion year-old light - discovered only recently by new astronomy techniques - reveals how the Universe has distributed ever more intricate elements throughout its history.
Astronomers have long wondered which came first, the black hole or the galaxy around it. The leading theory holds that the two co-evolve, starting small and building over time.
Supernovas make metals out of simpler elements. But it takes supermassive black holes to deliver them to the Cosmos. So, amazingly, these monsters are directly responsible for creating us.
Black holes usually come in either the little or big variety, but astronomers have found new evidence that middleweight black holes exist too.
Black holes — extremely dense masses jammed into single points of space — pack quite an energy punch, releasing some of the most powerful radiation in the universe.
Quasars used as signposts to measure positioning of GPS satellites.
Researchers have simulated a mini black hole in the lab, though luckily not the kind that could swallow up the Earth.
New photographs of the center of the Milky Way reveal the chaotic environment at the heart of our galaxy, where a supermassive black hole is thought to lurk.
When black holes attack, they create some of the most powerful explosions in the universe.
Most distant supermassive black hole yet discovered found in early galaxy.
New image of spiral galaxy NGC 4945 shows star formation, active galactic center.