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.
Two newly discovered black holes tip the scales at more than 9 billion times the mass of our sun.
Refining the distance to the solar mass black hole in Cygnus X-1 allowed astronomers to precisely calculate its characteristics.
Astronomers have more precisely determined the spin, mass and distance of what they are confidently calling a stellar-mass black hole in the Cygnus X-1 system. Hawking bet against its existence three decades ago. Take a guided tour of the system.
Astronomers used NASA's WISE space telescope to take a detailed look at black hole jets.
The faint glimmer of stuff emitted by black holes is called Hawking radiation. It's made of particles that escaped by way of quantum tunneling.
Atari has updated the gaming classic with new features, multiple ships and even black holes. Available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!
Was it the discovery of the brightest, youngest and farthest pulsar star, dusty cloaks around huge black holes, or Hubble Telescope catching a never-before-seen look at black hole's maw?
The discovery could shake up astronomers' ideas about how millisecond pulsars form.
The finds were made with the help of the agency's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
Strange clouds of dust near some supermassive black holes could come from smashed planets and asteroids.
Researchers are trying to connect stellar radiation events to extinctions visible in the fossil record, and are able to estimate how often an extinction-level gamma ray burst may occur.
This cool space wallpaper reveals a view of the Universe that cannot be seen at all by visible-light and infrared telescopes.
The ALMA radio telescope array is now open for business.
Was it the solar flares on the sun, Frankenstein's monster moon mystery or something else?
Ripples on star surfaces could reveal that tiny, dark-matter black holes are passing through.
Was it the conspiracy theories in the movie "Apollo 18", a giant black hole caught eating one of it's own or something else?
The find could help astronomers understand galaxy and black hole mergers.
Astronomers have found a galaxy they've dubbed the 'missing link' of radio astronomy.