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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.
01 May 2011, 01:02 PM ET
The largest-ever three-dimensional map of the distance universe has been created using quasars.
13 April 2011, 07:04 AM ET
Space and time warp when two black holes collide.
07 April 2011, 02:18 PM ET
A huge and powerful cosmic explosion that lit up deep space last week still has astronomers scratching their heads.
07 April 2011, 01:27 PM ET
The energy released when neutron stars collide, or when black holes are born, causes huge bursts of gamma rays that can be detected across the Universe.
24 March 2011, 02:01 PM ET
The well-known black hole Cygnus X-1 is revealing new details about the warped space around it.
11 March 2011, 06:22 PM ET
The "eye" is really the environment around a spiral galaxy called NGC 4151, which is 43 million light-years from Earth.
11 March 2011, 03:13 PM ET
Black holes can pulse space itself making it resonate with gravitational waves. New and planned Earth-based detectors will rip such space songs for human ears. Hear how two dancing black holes would "sound".
16 February 2011, 01:05 PM ET
Scientists have developed a new way to weigh black holes in active galaxies.
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.