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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 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.
07 July 2014, 05:40 PM ET
The European Space Agency has selected the Athena X-ray observatory as its second "large-class" science mission. Athena — which will cost about 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion at current exchange rates) — is scheduled to blast off in 2028.
25 June 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Scientists have just discovered a distant galaxy with a trio of supermassive black holes at its core. The new finding suggests tight-knit groups of these giant black holes are far more common than previously thought.
17 June 2014, 03:10 PM ET
The two different classes of jet-spewing active galaxies called blazars may, in fact, be a single hybrid type that evolves over time, according to new research.
17 June 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The Chandra X-ray Observatory detected over 400 x-ray sources within the galaxy. Several of them are X-ray binary systems that contain a neutron star or black hole orbiting a Sun-like star. FULL STORY:
15 June 2014, 07:48 AM ET
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory captured this new image of the galaxy Messier 51 using X-rays.
03 June 2014, 04:33 PM ET
Supermassive black holes at the cores of large galaxies can power bright jets of super-fast gas. Those spitting out the highest amount of energy are called ‘blazars.’ Astronomers believed there were 2 types but new evidence shows close relation.
27 May 2014, 10:57 AM ET
The "torus model" may be woefully inadequate when explaining what is actually going on.
14 May 2014, 07:28 AM ET
A single "runaway" star in a distant star cluster could explain how a massive supernova avoided collapsing into a black hole, leaving behind a remnant object instead.
13 May 2014, 06:00 PM ET
An amazing new NASA video shows two super-dense neutron stars tearing each other apart in a cataclysmic cosmic merger that ultimately forms a black hole.
13 May 2014, 11:09 AM ET
In this simulation, 2 neutron stars weigh in at 1.4 and 1.7 solar masses and are separated by only 11 miles. Intense tidal forces pull the stars apart as they spiral towards each other and the black hole is formed amidst the chaos.
07 May 2014, 06:00 AM ET
The Earth and moon can serve as giant detectors for ripples in the fabric of space-time known as gravitational waves, which are given off by stars, black holes and other massive objects in deep space, researchers say.
06 May 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Two new computer simulations are providing detailed insights about the cosmos, shedding light on dramatic star explosions and the Big Bang that created the universe nearly 14 billion years ago.
01 May 2014, 04:54 PM ET
Through simulations of twisting magnetic fields around collapsing cores of massive stars, Caltech astrophysicists study the previously puzzling appearance of certain double-lobed remnant nebulae. Such fields may contribute to black hole formation.
30 April 2014, 12:11 PM ET
The most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider, has not yet created any black holes as some have feared, researchers say. Even it did, there is no danger of those black holes destroying Earth, scientists find.