New research shows gamma-ray blasting blazars could also be belting Earth with "ghost particles," or neutrinos.
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.
The first black hole ever imaged by humanity, M87*, appears to be losing energy like a spinning top decelerating over time.
Supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* is spinning nearly as fast as it can, dragging the very fabric of space-time with it and shaping the heart of the Milky Way.
"The unprecedented Event Horizon Telescope observations are allowing us to answer long-standing questions about how black holes consume matter."
These observations could hint at how the cosmic titans grow to hold the immense masses we calculate.
An independent mass measurement of Sagittarius A* suggests we have been right all along about how utterly massive this black hole is.
A supermassive black hole is spinning a 570-light-year-long, twisted rope at near-light speed — and scientists caught the action.
The Gemini South telescope observed two spiral galaxies that smashed together around a billion years ago. The aftermath harbors the closest supermassive black hole binary to Earth.
Researchers have used a special crystal to bend the trajectory of light like a black hole would, a phenomenon known as 'pseudogravity.'
The sensitivity of LIGO has squeezed the quantum limit, meaning it can now detect merging black holes and neutron stars on smaller scales and at greater distances than ever before.
NASA has revealed how the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will grant astronomers the deepest view into the heart of the Milky Way ever as they hunt for planets, stars, black holes and more.
Binary black holes are believed to inevitably spiral together, but dark energy and the expanding universe could help them maintain a safe distance and mimic a single black hole.
New research has found the jet blasting outward from this black hole swings like a pendulum on an 11-year cycle.
Alexandru Lupsasca and Michael Johnson won the physics prize for their work on photon spheres — weird rings of light around black holes that may reveal a theory of quantum gravity.
Supermassive black holes are even more fearsome eaters than scientists suspected, thanks to a "delivery system" that could help them feed over months rather than hundreds of years.
A study of the Squid Galaxy, Messier 77, has revealed how chemicals swirl around its central black hole, revealing supermassive black holes impact the chemical evolution of their galaxies.
Astronomers normally observe galaxies by observing light these objects emit, but some tricky galaxies require a different approach.
A "Luminous Fast Cooler" explosion that emits as much energy in weeks as the sun will over 10 billion years could be the result of a black hole wrecking a star.