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.
Astronomers have seen evidence that a supermassive black hole 2.7 billion light years away has shredded a star. In this visualization, some of the murdered star's debris falls into the void, but some is spun up and shot out at high velocities.
The unlucky star was ripped to shreds by a giant black hole 2.7 billion light-years away.
The outburst came from a black hole in the spiral galaxy M83.
From the transfer of shuttle Discovery to its new home to a SPACE.com tee up in a balloon, it's been a busy week in space.
From an expedition to explore auroras to sun's sibling stars, it's been a busy week in space.
A pulsar near the black hole could help scientists understand how it distorts the space-time.
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Centaurus A likely formed when a spiral galaxy and an elliptical galaxy merged.
The galactic monsters devour one star in a binary system and eject the other one.
Soon, scientists hope to be able to directly image the center of the Milky Way to look for a black hole there.
Due to launch in the Spring of 2012, NASA's NuSTAR mission will scan for lively black holes, radioactive supernova remnants, galactic jets that shoot out at nearly light-speed and other sources of high-energy X-rays.
NASA's NuSTAR mission will peer through the dust and gas to see what what lies in the centers of other galaxies.
The black hole was found in the galaxy Centaurus A, which is 12 million light-years away.
More time is needed to review rocket software to launch NASA's NuSTAR mission.
Bent light can magnify distant galaxies in an effect called gravitational lensing.
These outflows could shape the growth of black holes and dictate star formation in their host galaxies.
The extremely bright X-ray source in the Andromeda galaxy was first detected in late 2009.
The winds are the fastest yet measured from a stellar-mass black hole.