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."
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.
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.
Scientists have ruled out black holes as a possible source for most of the elusive dark matter scattered throughout much of the universe.
In his final book, released Oct. 16, Stephen Hawking tackles big questions about the universe, delving into physics, cosmology, the existence of God and the future direction of humanity.
Cataclysmic mergers of the superdense stellar corpses known as neutron stars may be common across the cosmos, a new study suggests.
A team of astronomers noticed something interesting when they were sifting through the recently published second data release from the Gaia mission.
Very close to the very beginning, scientists think, there were black holes. And now they know how to find them.
A glob of material the size of Earth is getting sucked into a black hole at nearly one-third the speed of light, a new study reports.
In the latest installment of "Ask A Spaceman," astrophysicist and Space.com columnist Paul Sutter explains why trying to use a wormhole is a really bad idea.