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.
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.
The dwarf galaxy was likely shredded to pieces by its parent.
The supermassive black hole is spewing out X-ray flares on a daily basis.
The space telescope captured an amazing view of spiral galaxy NGC 1073 and three quasars that are right outside its galactic neighborhood. Located in the constellation of Cetus, the galaxy has a bar structure in the center similar to the Milky Way.
Astronomers found a link between active starburst galaxies in the early universe to giant elliptical galaxies we see today.
Light traveling for 10 billion years now gives astronomers a glimpse into the largest galaxies in the Universe. Found in the Fornax constellation, these galaxies (highlighted in red) burst on the cosmic scene with very rapid, intense star formation.
A network of radio telescopes could provide a picture of our galaxy's central black hole.
From billions of alien planets dotting our universe to a black hole that fires into space, it's been a remarkable week for space photography.
Several different instruments watched the dramatic event unfold.
This animation shows the black hole system H1743-322 ejecting powerful gas 'bullets' during its mid-2009 outburst.
Black holes have heartbeats that pulse through the Milky Way.
During galactic scans, NASA's Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer has detected patterns that are similar to that of an electrocardiogram - in x-rays. This comparison of two black hole's shows how the time between x-ray blips can determine their size.
The giant black hole at the center of our galaxy is about to chow down on something monster meal.
Scientists say there are Higgs bosons in space, but they are like trees falling in the forest with no one there to hear them.
The finding could explain how the universe's first supermassive black holes grew so quickly