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.
We now have a better idea of how big black holes were born in the early universe, a new study reports.
Scientists think that they've spotted a rare, Jupiter-size black hole casually strolling through the Milky Way galaxy.
The crumbs left over from a supermassive black hole's recent meal have allowed scientists to calculate the monster's rotation rate, and the results are mind-boggling.
Feel like visiting another star system or dimension? You can do this by traveling through a spacetime portal of a black hole. But you better choose carefully. All black holes are not created equal.
An instrument aboard the International Space Station has helped reveal how black holes release brilliant flares of X-rays, a new study finds.
Our Milky Way galaxy will endure more than one dramatic collision in the foreseeable future, new research suggests.
Churning, hellish, hot-cold gas storms swirl around our universe's supermassive black holes. But the scientists involved in discovering them would prefer you call them "fountains."
Four new gravitational-wave observations mean scientists can start to make broader discoveries about the world around us and the black holes that fill it.
A monster black hole acts like a mechanical pump in a cosmic fountain, and researchers speculate that this phenomenon may be common.
The discovery of wobbling "hotspots" circling the drain of a massive black hole offers exciting new evidence for the behemoth that lies at our galaxy's center.
The historic neutron-star crash that astronomers observed last year generated a hypermassive, supermagnetic neutron star, a recent study suggests.
Astronomers have for the first time observed clumps of gas orbiting dangerously close to the giant black hole that lies at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.
The collision of black holes harboring millions or billions of times the mass of the sun are likely common throughout the universe, a new study suggests.
Is there room for God in the endless, expanding universe? In his final book, Stephen Hawking says no.