Astronomers have made the most distant observation of a black hole ripping apart a star and feasting upon it, thanks to a jet of stellar "leftovers" blasted directly toward Earth.
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By using a chain of atoms to simulate a black hole's event horizon, researchers have shown that Hawking radiation may exist just as the late physicist described.
Astronomers may finally have a way to hunt for a monstrous supermassive black hole they suspect lurks in the dwarf galaxy next door.
Observations with NASA's Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer spacecraft have shed light on how particles are accelerated to nearly the speed of light in a blazar's jet.
An uncharted region of space known as the "zone of avoidance" lurks behind the Milky Way's center – and astronomers just found an enormous, multi-galaxy structure there.
The Andromeda galaxy has a history of galactic "cannibalism," the James Webb Space Telescope beholds Saturn's moon Titan and Artemis 1 is officially coming back to Earth. These are some of this week's top stories.
A distant intermediate black hole has signaled its presence to researchers by blasting out intense radiation as it ripped apart an unfortunate star that wandered too close to it.
A black hole 10 times more massive than our sun lurks just 1,560 light-years from Earth — about twice as close as the previous proximity champ.
Black holes have properties characteristic of quantum particles, a new study reveals, suggesting that the puzzling cosmic objects can be at the same time heavy and light.
Dozens of telescopes all over the world are pointing at a patch of sky that gave rise to the most powerful gamma-ray burst ever seen, hoping to shed more light on processes that birth black holes.
A black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy is blasting a neighboring galaxy with a jet of plasma moving at near light speed.
A monster merger between two black holes sent ripples through time and space, and may prove Einstein right about a gravitational phenomenon called precession.
A black hole is burping out the remnants of a star it ripped apart and ate years ago in a type of tidal disruption event that is like nothing astronomers have ever seen.
Astronomers have spotted a hot spot orbiting Sagittarius A* that could be a gas bubble traveling at around 30% the speed of light.
Spanning more than a million light years from end to end, the jet shoots away from a black hole with enormous energy, and at almost the speed of light.
A small galaxy swallowed by a larger spiral galaxy deposited a supermassive black hole as it was violently ripped apart and consumed.
New research suggests that the expansion of the universe could be measured using colliding black holes as 'spectral sirens.'