DO NOT POST YET - Latest News for Black Holes Archive
03 November 2011, 02:01 PM ET
The discovery could shake up astronomers' ideas about how millisecond pulsars form.
01 November 2011, 08:00 AM ET
The finds were made with the help of the agency's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
31 October 2011, 02:51 PM ET
Strange clouds of dust near some supermassive black holes could come from smashed planets and asteroids.
07 October 2011, 02:21 PM ET
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.
03 October 2011, 10:35 AM ET
This cool space wallpaper reveals a view of the Universe that cannot be seen at all by visible-light and infrared telescopes.
03 October 2011, 05:31 AM ET
The ALMA radio telescope array is now open for business.
02 October 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Was it the solar flares on the sun, Frankenstein's monster moon mystery or something else?
26 September 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Ripples on star surfaces could reveal that tiny, dark-matter black holes are passing through.
04 September 2011, 07:45 AM ET
Was it the conspiracy theories in the movie "Apollo 18", a giant black hole caught eating one of it's own or something else?
31 August 2011, 01:01 PM ET
The find could help astronomers understand galaxy and black hole mergers.
29 August 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers have found a galaxy they've dubbed the 'missing link' of radio astronomy.
28 August 2011, 09:00 AM ET
Was it Hurricane Irene from space, a black hole swallowing a star or something else?
25 August 2011, 06:20 AM ET
Talk about a big eater. This monster ate a star 1 million times the mass of our sun.
31 July 2011, 07:00 AM ET
This week we saw rare volcanoes discovered on the moon and questioned whether we are truly alone in the universe.
30 July 2011, 10:56 AM ET
They include a giant meteorite, zero gravity printers for space, a black hole gobbling up gas and more.
28 July 2011, 02:50 PM ET
This amazing space wallpaper shows X-rays from Chandra and optical data from the VLT of the galaxy NGC 3115.
28 July 2011, 11:03 AM ET
A NASA observatory has clearly observed the flow of hot gas toward a black hole for the first time in X-ray wavelengths.
27 July 2011, 04:09 PM ET
For the first time, clear evidence of gas flow falling towards a black hole has been witnessed. Observations of galaxy NGC 3115, harboring this supermassive void, were made by the Chandra Observatory and Europe's Very Large Telescope.
27 July 2011, 08:00 AM ET
Astronomers are applying their knowledge of stars and black holes to medical treatment.
17 July 2011, 09:42 AM ET
The last spacewalk of the shuttle era, space-time warps and what happens when a space toilet gets clogged, vote for your favorite space story this week.
29 June 2011, 04:07 PM ET
The super-bright galaxy ULAS J1120+0641 is also the most distant quasar ever seen.
29 June 2011, 01:00 PM ET
The super-bright galaxy ULAS J1120+0641 is also the most distant quasar ever seen.
24 June 2011, 09:55 AM ET
These are the three things people most want to know about the universe they live in.
20 June 2011, 10:28 AM ET
New discoveries suggest that black holes and galaxies may be born together. Hubble and Chandra teams combined  the deepest X-ray image ever made with some of the faintest light ever photographed.
17 June 2011, 11:50 AM ET
A supermassive black hole in the galaxy GRS 1915+105 spins and swallows stellar material with an even rhythmic pattern, the Chandra X-ray observatory has discovered.
16 June 2011, 02:01 PM ET
Did a massive black hole in a distant galaxy devour a star that wandered too close, producing a bright jet pointed at Earth?
15 June 2011, 01:00 PM ET
Astronomers have detected the earliest black holes yet – and they're revealing secrets about the galaxies they live in.
13 June 2011, 01:41 PM ET
Leading astrophysicists explain why only certain stars will end their lives as black holes.
13 June 2011, 01:40 PM ET
Care to make a black hole? These astrophysicists are happy to share the recipe. It just might take you some time to assemble the ingredients.
10 June 2011, 05:43 PM ET
The galaxy Markarian 739 has not one, but two ginormous black holes in its core.
10 June 2011, 03:33 PM ET
Markarian 739 - just 425 light years away - is only the 2nd galaxy within 500 million light years known to have twin active galactic nuclei. NASA's Swift and Chandra observatories made the discovery.
31 May 2011, 10:32 AM ET
How Do Black Holes Warp The Space And Time Around Them?
31 May 2011, 10:27 AM ET
All large galaxies - including ours - seem to have supermassive black holes at their centers. Astrophysicists Ann Wehrle, Roeland van der Marel and Ed Turner explain how these beasts form.
31 May 2011, 10:23 AM ET
Why Does The Element Iron Kill Stars?
20 May 2011, 02:26 PM ET
Particle jets from Centarus A's super-massive black hole blast the power of 55 million suns. The TANAMI project radio telescope got this most detailed view of such jets.
19 May 2011, 05:36 AM ET
A design study for a new observatory, called the Einstein Telescope, will be presented today in Italy.