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.
This remarkable space wallpaper shows an artist’s impression depicts the newly discovered stellar-mass black hole in the spiral galaxy NGC 300.
A strongly magnetic black hole can align jets and disks to its own spin.
See images from a computer simulation that reveals how black holes are affected by magnetic fields.
When the most gigantic stars reach the end of their lives, they collapse into something dense enough to warp space and time: a black hole. With a gravitational pull strong enough to capture even light itself, black holes are challenging to find.
This quasar is the most distant yet found and is seen as it was just 770 million years after the Big Bang in this space wallpaper.
Using NASA's Chandra X-Ray space telescope, astronomers have discovered one of the smallest supermassive black holes in the middle of an unlikely host galaxy.
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The galaxy's core may have been puffed up by a black hole merger, scientists say.
Material falling into a black hole has created a cosmic jet similar to those seen streaming from jet planes.
Astronomers spotted a rare X-ray nova near the center of our galaxy, revealing a stellar-mass black hole siphoning gas off a sun-like star.
A few degrees from the center of our galaxy, a black hole feeding off a nearby star is caught belching a sudden outburst of X-rays in a telltale pattern. NASA's Swift satellite spotted this secretive pair 20-30 million light years from Earth.
A star that moves at record-breaking speed could help astronomers test Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Star clusters like this were thought to contain no black holes, or maybe just one.
The find could help explain why bigger galaxies have bigger central black holes.
Telescope peers in at closest matter swirling around a black hole.
The graceful gravitational dance of two colliding galaxies can feed the supermassive black holes at their center, rearranging and heating up the gas within these galaxies as seen in this simulation.
The NASA briefing will discuss new discoveries about monster black holes and rare galaxies.