It's right there in the name: black holes aren't supposed to produce flashes of light. But scientists think that last year, they spotted black holes doing just that.
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.
Astrophysicists have spotted the strangest gravitational-wave signal yet, an observation that could force scientists to rewrite what they know about the cosmos.
A black hole shooting out gassy material at nearly the speed of light has been caught on video by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is further probing the remnants of a massive space explosion visible from Earth 3.5 million years ago.
A new virtual reality experience lets you fly closely, but safely, towards the supermassive black hole embedded in the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
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.
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.