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.
When a super-massive star dies, it's corpse collapses into a knot so tight not even light can escape. And this drain on the fabric of the Universe can alter the shape of space and shift the flow of time. World-recognized experts explain.
Black holes are strange regions where gravity is strong enough to bend light, warp space and distort time.
Using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, scientists have imaged a 20,000-year-old supernova remnant that resembles a manatee. The gas clouds have been pushed outward by a microquasar deep within the nebula.
Black holes will look crescent-shaped, researchers say.
The clump of quasars stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end.
A beautiful image of Cassiopeia-A taken with a new X-ray space telescope reveals the explosive death of a star in unprecedented detail.
A brief rundown of some of the year's record-breaking astronomical finds.
Ultramassive black holes can weigh millions to billions of times the mass of the sun.
X-ray telescopes have helped uncover previously unknown, giant black holes right in our cosmic backyard.
A new study of the some of the biggest known black holes has concluded with new estimates in size. 10 of the 18 surveyed could be 10 to 40 billion times more massive than our Sun.
The relativistic jets created by ancient supermassive black holes and tiny baby ones are more similar than previously realized.
The object, called a microquasar, is the first discovered beyond the Milky Way.
Astronomers have put together an amazing new image of elliptical galaxy Hercules A.
At 12.4 billion light years from Earth, the enormous jet gives astronomers a peek at the life of giant black holes that existed not long after the Big Bang.
The brightest object in the early universe is helping to shine light on conditions soon after the Big Bang.
Huge black holes in these galaxies spew out tremendous amounts of X-rays.
The ginormous black hole in galaxy NGC 1277 is the equivalent of 17 billion suns.
An eruption of matter from a quasar could show how galaxies shed weight.