As humankind's ancestors were learning to walk upright, a star was launched from the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy at a staggering 3.7 million mph (6 million km/h).
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.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Earth got gobbled up by a black hole (apart from everybody dying, of course)? Now you can find out, thanks to the online Black Hole Collision Calculator.
Scientists found streams of gas rotating in opposite directions around a distant, supermassive black hole, offering new clues for how black holes grew so rapidly in the early universe.
Weird star wiggles could betray the presence of wormholes, if these fabled space-time tunnels do indeed exist, a new study suggests.
Thousands of planets may form and orbit around the kind of supermassive black holes found in the cores of most, if not all, galaxies, a new study finds.
If you've ever thought about what it might be like to visit a black hole, NASA has shared a video and a few postcards that may have you reconsidering.
This spring, scientists released the first-ever image of a black hole — but what they really want is to create a movie of a black hole.
Astronomers have long hunted a mysterious planet in the outer reaches of our solar system. These scientists think that it might really be a primordial black hole,
Take three of the most massive objects in the universe, smoosh them together, and the fireworks are sure to be astounding — and maybe, someday, scientists will see the collision.
Recently, we had the first picture of a black hole. Now, NASA has a new visualization showing how these immense objects work.
Scientists have spotted what may be the best example yet of a star being ripped to shreds by a massive black hole. Here's what they found.
If you could journey through the cosmos' most monstrous objects, what tales — if any — would you be able to tell?
Today (Sept. 18) a unique airborne space observatory will perform its first scientific flight over Europe.