Congress can sometimes feel as distant and impenetrable as a black hole — which was the topic of a House Science Committee hearing held yesterday (May 16).
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.
After these ripples in space and time pass through the universe, they may leave behind a sort of memory of their crossing.
The first-ever photo of a black hole amazed people across the world. Now, astronomers are aiming to take even sharper pictures of these enigmatic structures by sending radio telescopes into space.
Black holes gobble up most matter around them, but some of it escapes, spewing nearly-light-speed jets of material.
Astronomers studying black hole SagA* have to deal with the weird, frustrating little star that lit up right between Earth and the black hole in 2013.
Astronomers watched a high-speed gas cloud slam into the atmosphere of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
The international team responsible for the first-ever image of a black hole's shadow already has plans to take a better, more detailed image.
The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black hole. But they've got bigger ambitions.
It took eight telescopes across the planet a week to produce the black hole image that stunned the world last week, but it took scientists much longer to teach those instruments to work together.
Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes linking special black holes that probably don't exist.
Within two weeks of beginning its third observation period, the LIGO project has spotted the gravitational-wave signatures of what could be another two black hole mergers.
Almost nothing in the black hole image surprised astrophysicists. These are the three biggest mysteries it left unsolved, and two questions it did answer.
A black hole was recently the first to be captured in a close-up image, and in another first, it received a name that's a lot more interesting than the ones that usually identify black holes.
From frigid Antarctica to a high-altitude location in Chile, a new documentary takes viewers around the world to capture the first black hole images.
The orange speckles in a new image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory add another dimension to the first-ever image of a black hole.
Yesterday, Earthlings first laid eyes on an actual image of a black hole — turning what lived only in our collective imaginations into concrete reality.
The researchers who captured the first-ever images of a black hole don't plan to rest on their laurels.