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14 January 2015, 03:23 PM ET
A NASA space telescope has spotted a colossal black hole chowing down on gas from a distant collision between two doomed galaxies.
08 January 2015, 01:42 PM ET
Stephen Hawking celebrates his 73rd birthday today.
06 January 2015, 11:53 AM ET
Captured by the Chandra X-ray Observatory in 2013 an outburst 400X brighter is the highest energy event observed so far from our galaxy’s central black hole. In October 2014, a smaller flare 200X brighter than normal was recorded.
30 December 2014, 01:36 PM ET
A mystery object at the center of the galaxy has astronomers scratching their heads, and a new piece of information won't be solving the case before the New Year.
29 December 2014, 01:00 PM ET
How much of the movie "Interstellar" is fiction, and how much is based in fact? Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne writes about his work keeping the science fiction epic within the realm of possibility.
29 December 2014, 11:00 AM ET
In his new book "The Science of Interstellar" (W.W. Norton & Company, 2014), theoretical physicist Kip Thorne discusses his time working on the movie "Interstellar," and his mission to root the film in real science.
23 December 2014, 06:30 AM ET
"Interstellar" was driven by scientific accuracy and top-notch visual effects, says Paul Franklin, the effects supervisor for the sci-fi hit.
22 December 2014, 05:17 PM ET
The new image, which was taken by the NuSTAR spacecraft, is the best-ever view of the sun in high-energy X-ray light. The photo, and others taken by NuSTAR in the future, should help researchers learn more about our star, researchers said.
19 December 2014, 11:33 AM ET
In 'Interstellar,' science had a front seat.
19 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Kip Thorne, the physicist who wrote the book on black holes (and time warps), discusses the new physics he's most excited about, and exactly how a black hole would kill you.
16 December 2014, 07:09 PM ET
COSMOS - A Spacetime Odyssey's presenter/co-writer talks about Stephen Hawking's black hole theory, known as "Hawking Radiation".
26 November 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Researchers have measured the distance to the active galaxy NGC 4151, dubbed "The Eye of Sauron," with unprecedented precision. This calculation enabled them to determine that NGC 4151's central black hole is 40 percent more massive than thought.
25 November 2014, 12:28 AM ET
Three leading physicists explore the science of "Interstellar."
24 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
While wormholes are possible according to Einstein's theory of general relativity, it's unlikely that people will ever be able to travel through one, said renowned astrophysicist Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.
18 November 2014, 06:38 AM ET
The mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the universe may be destroying neutron stars by turning them into black holes in the center of the Milky Way, new research suggests.
14 November 2014, 04:31 PM ET
The new biopic "The Theory of Everything" documents the personal life of cosmologist Stephen Hawking.
14 November 2014, 11:16 AM ET
Three hours after the Chandra X-Ray Telescope detected one of the largest flares ever observed originating from the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antartica detected a high-energy neutrino.
10 November 2014, 04:46 PM ET
The low birth rate for stars in distant galaxy clusters is one of astronomy's long-standing mysteries. But scientists now have a new culprit in the case: cosmic turbulence from black holes.
10 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The sci-fi epic "Interstellar" is just a movie, but it throws a lot of science on the screen for space geeks to sink their teeth into. Here's a look at some of the space-science concepts that play key roles in the film.
07 November 2014, 02:02 PM ET
Wormhole travel across the universe and supergiant black holes are just some of the wonders seen in the film 'Interstellar.' See how the film's astrophysics works in this Space.com infographic.
06 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A close-up view of a flickering black hole jet has scientist rethinking how these enormous eruptions form.
05 November 2014, 07:00 AM ET
The long wait for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" is finally over. "Interstellar," one of the most highly anticipated space-themed movies in years, opens in select IMAX theaters today ahead of its broad nationwide release on Friday.
27 October 2014, 04:01 PM ET
The crowd at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood hung with "Interstellar" throughout its nearly three-hour length on Thursday night, even erupting in cheers at several key points during the film.
25 October 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, an "Interstellar" executive producer, worked closely with the movie's visual-effects crew to come up with an unprecedentedly realistic portrait of "Gargantua," the monstrous black hole at the movie's core.
24 October 2014, 08:30 AM ET
Gravitational waves, invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time, might be detected by looking for the brightening of stars, researchers say.
08 October 2014, 01:45 PM ET
The heart of at least one extremely bright X-ray source is a pulsing star rather than a black hole, a find that startled scientists.
01 October 2014, 05:16 PM ET
The 2.5-minute trailer for "The Theory of Everything," which came out today (Oct. 1), is the second Focus Features has released to tout the film.
18 September 2014, 02:46 PM ET
"The Interstellar Experience" lets players create their own solar systems, explore systems created by other users, travel through wormholes and fly past black holes in the Endurance, the spaceship featured in the upcoming film.
28 August 2014, 02:56 PM ET
A new measurement, which used quasars as bright and consistent relative-distance markers, charted the famous "Seven Sisters" star cluster at 136.2 parsecs, or 444 light-years, away from Earth.
25 August 2014, 09:12 PM ET
What happens when two black holes pass in the night?
19 August 2014, 11:06 AM ET
Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction.
18 August 2014, 07:01 AM ET
The existence of medium-size black holes has been a matter of debate. But researchers say they have now confirmed such an object in the nearby galaxy M82 — a black hole about as massive as 400 suns.
07 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Black holes may have grown incredibly rapidly in the newborn universe, perhaps helping explain why they appear so early in cosmic history. Early black hole may have sucked matter in from all around, rather than just from an accretion disk.
06 August 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The full-length trailer for the Hawking biopic, which is called "The Theory of Everything," came out today (Aug. 6). The 2.5-minute trailer shows that the film will focus heavily on the relationship between Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane.
05 August 2014, 06:19 PM ET
Only a handful of these rapid, millisecond-duration events, known as "fast radio bursts" (FRBs), had been detected previously, all of them by a single instrument — the Parkes Observatory in Australia.
23 July 2014, 08:46 AM ET
The NASA space-based telescope has delivered amazing imagery of the hidden Universe and expanded our knowledge of black holes, dark matter and the life and death of stars. It was launched on July 23rd, 1999 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.