15 February 2011, 07:15 AM ET
Scientists probe the way that light gets distorted by the warped space-time around black holes
09 February 2011, 05:51 PM ET
A stunning Valentine's Day photo from space shows a cosmic ring made of black holes and young stars.
27 January 2011, 02:18 PM ET
The end state of a black hole may be a mind-bending kind of spacetime independent of time, scientists say.
19 January 2011, 02:09 PM ET
Key new clues in the mystery behind what feeds the monstrous supermassive black holes have come to light.
12 January 2011, 07:08 PM ET
Astronomers have now measured the most massive black hole known from our cosmic neighborhood, a huge beast with a mass of 6.6 billion suns, a new study reports.
10 January 2011, 03:46 PM ET
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is helping demystify one of the strangest space objects ever seen.
10 January 2011, 09:41 AM ET
Thousands of astronomers are gathering in chilly, cloudy Seattle for the annual winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
09 January 2011, 01:01 PM ET
Which comes first: a galaxy or its central black hole?
07 January 2011, 09:12 PM ET
How Can Black Holes Be Detected?
06 January 2011, 10:38 AM ET
The universe is a weird place. Here's a look at some of the strangest things in the cosmos.
05 January 2011, 09:14 PM ET
When a super-massive star dies, it's corpse collapses into a knot so tight not even light can escape. And this drain on the fabric of the Universe can alter the very shape of space and change the flow of time. World-recognized experts explain.
05 January 2011, 04:05 PM ET
World renowned experts explain how the fabric of space is altered near black holes; and what happens to normal matter (like you and me) if we stray too near to one. Also, the counter-intuitive nature of time near these radically strange objects.
05 January 2011, 09:34 AM ET
For years, scientists thought that huge black holes needed to gorge on matter from colliding galaxies. But that may not be, a new study finds.
29 December 2010, 12:27 PM ET
The first rapid growth spurt of the universe's most massive black holes occurred much earlier than astronomers previously thought, and are still growing fast, a new study finds.
22 December 2010, 03:28 PM ET
SPACE.com chatted with Chris Impey, author of the book "How It Ends: From You to the Universe" about what the future holds in store, and whether we should fear it.
21 December 2010, 03:34 PM ET
A new array of radio telescopes has captured its first image, showing a huge jet blasting away from a galaxy with a powerful black hole at its heart.
13 December 2010, 05:57 PM ET
Scientists have simulated the merger of a David black hole with a Goliath. Big surprise: Goliath wins.
25 November 2010, 03:24 AM ET
A baby star has been found spewing cosmic jets at nearly the speed of light.
22 November 2010, 07:35 AM ET
Sometimes gamma-ray bursts leave behind a black hole, and other times a spinning neutron star.
15 November 2010, 01:46 PM ET
Astronomers have found evidence for what may be the youngest nearby black hole ever seen.
09 November 2010, 02:05 PM ET
The bar-shaped formations found near the center of many spiral galaxies — including our own Milky Way — may help kill the galaxies off, a new study suggests.
09 November 2010, 10:39 AM ET
Scientists have recently discovered a gigantic, mysterious structure in our galaxy - a pair of enormous gamma-ray emitting bubbles that may have been caused by an eruption from a super-sized black hole.
03 November 2010, 02:51 PM ET
The young universe spiked a fever 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, warming up as huge black holes poured out massive amounts of energy, a new study suggests.
20 October 2010, 01:04 PM ET
Scientists have a new origins story for a massive black hole that spews X-rays as it orbits an even larger companion star.
14 October 2010, 01:59 PM ET
A giant star in a faraway galaxy recently ended its life with a dust-shrouded whimper instead of the more typical bang.
12 October 2010, 05:29 PM ET
Physicists are hot on the trail of one of strangest theorized structures in the universe.
30 September 2010, 11:08 AM ET
Italian physicists in have created a miniature environment that mimics the conditions of a black hole.
15 September 2010, 07:35 PM ET
A stunning photo shows a telescope in Chile blasting a bright orange laser into the sky, creating a virtual star in the heart of the Milky Way.
06 September 2010, 09:40 AM ET
New images capture a galactic "super-volcano" in the massive galaxy M87 is erupting and blasting gas outwards.
25 August 2010, 01:13 PM ET
The origin of monster black holes at the hearts of galaxies may have begun in galaxy collisions during the earliest period of universe.
19 August 2010, 02:05 PM ET
When galaxies collide, the merger between the supermassive black holes at their hearts could create super-powerful jets of radiation, a new study suggests.
18 August 2010, 11:36 AM ET
A magnetized neutron star formed from a progenitor so massive, it should have been a black hole.
27 July 2010, 10:07 AM ET
A giant black hole spouting energy from inside a galaxy is acting like a cosmic magnifying glass, giving astronomers a clear view of an even more distant galaxy behind it.
21 July 2010, 05:50 PM ET
The discovery of a giant, spinning black hole that was shoved around twice, causing its axis to point in a different direction from before, has led astronomers to believe that a violent collision between two galaxies was the likely cause of such strange c
20 July 2010, 08:09 AM ET
Why certain stars explode in supernovas is a mystery to scientists, and a new study found that the situation is even murkier than thought because some of the light from these stars may be blocked.
08 July 2010, 04:35 PM ET
A black hole has been spotted recoiling from a mysterious slingshot effect, possibly from encounters with several other black holes, a new study has found.