A newfound black hole may be the closest black hole to Earth, and you can spot its cosmic home in the night sky without a telescope.
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.
As scientists continue to weigh in, one thing is clear: the "monster black hole" discovered in 2019 doesn't exist.
If two black holes tango in space but astronomers cannot see them, can we still admire their flashy dance moves?
Colliding black holes aren't always as evenly matched as scientists expected, according to a cosmic chirp astronomers have puzzled over for a year.
One year after its epic announcement, the Event Horizon Telescope project isn't resting on its laurels.
In this episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll take a closer look at black holes, the mysterious cosmic objects that have a gravitational pull so strong that not even light can escape.
Scientists took a second look at a strange object and spotted the most powerful winds ever seen gusting off of a special flavor of black hole called a quasar.
A year ago, scientists captured the unphotographable when the Event Horizon Telescope published a fiery orange ring on a black background that became instantly recognizable.
Although simulations suggest that black holes should grow quickly in the early universe, when astronomers look back in time they simply cannot find many such structures.
For decades, scientists have suspected that some of the light that escapes from around a massive black hole nearly doesn't make it — and now, they've finally seen it happen.
At the same time the Event Horizon Telescope was gathering data to create the first-ever image of a black hole, it was also observing an even stranger object.
Astronomers have gleaned their first insight to what the jets blasting off of supermassive black holes may have done to surrounding gas in the young universe.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a global network of telescopes to cancel its annual observations of black holes, which last spring published the first ever image of such an object.
As the universe cooled in the era after the Big Bang, a supermassive black hole had already formed in the center of a galaxy, forming a giant engine of energy we can still see today.
A new research paper has found a new potential type of abode for life: a rocky planet orbiting just past the event horizon of a rapidly spinning supermassive black hole.
Peering into deep space with an instrument they built, a group of students and researchers caught a surprising glimpse of a newly discovered black hole 30,000 light-years from Earth.