Black Holes

Microscopic Black Holes with the Mass of the Moon Might Be Shooting Through the Universe

Black holes are some of the most mysterious (and most frightening) features in our Universe. But as it turns out, they might be even...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 22 August 2016 - 12:41PM

Scientists Observe Material "Wobbling" Around a Black Hole

For the first time ever, researchers have observed the strange "gravitational vortex" that causes matter to "wobble" around a black...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 2:15PM

Dark Matter May Be Made Up of Black Holes

We all know about dark matter - the elusive, mysterious substance that composes most of the material universe, and is widely thought...

Noelle Phansalkar
Monday, 13 June 2016 - 5:32PM

Physicists Have Figured Out How To Make It Through A Wormhole

For years, physicists have used Einstein's theory of general relativity to assume that the center of a black hole contains a...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 5:20PM

The First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole Has Yet to be Taken

You know what a black hole looks like, right? The name itself is practically a dead giveaway - it's black, it's a hole in space, etc....

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 - 7:50AM

JAXA Is "Very Sorry" They'll Never Get the Hitomi Satellite Back

Japan's satellite Hitomi has been lost in space for over a month, but until now, JAXA has been expending every effort to get the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 28 April 2016 - 2:26PM

Astronomers Find "Monster" Black Hole Formed from Three-Galaxy Collision

The black hole at the center of our galaxy is extremely large--4 million times the mass of our Sun--but a newly discovered black hole...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 - 11:16AM

Physicist Simulates a Black Hole in a Lab to Prove Hawking Radiation Theory

Hawking radiation may have solved the black hole information paradox, theoretically speaking, but scientists have never been able to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 1:57PM

Mysteriously Aligned Black Holes May Shed Light on the Structure of the Universe

We generally don't think of black holes as synchronizing with each other, but in a new study, scientists have found that about a dozen...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 April 2016 - 10:50AM

Light Burst from a Black Hole Merger Could Narrow Down Source of Gravitational Waves

In September 2015, two LIGO observatories detected gravitational waves emitted from the merger of binary black holes. Now, NASA is...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 - 11:29AM

Watch: Physicist Brian Greene Explains How Gravitational Waves Were Detected to Stephen Colbert on the Late Show

Perhaps the greatest scientific discovery to take place in the 21st century, the detection of gravitational waves has heralded the...

Zain Charkawi
Saturday, 27 February 2016 - 5:56PM

A Black Hole in Five Dimensions Would Break Down the Laws of Physics

Scientists recently celebrated the discovery of gravitational waves, which confirmed a key tenet of Einstein's theory of relativity....

Janey Tracey
Friday, 19 February 2016 - 3:09PM

NASA Discovers "Cosmic Clumpy Doughnuts" Surrounding Black Holes

Astronomers have known for some time that certain black holes were surrounded by thick, dense disks of gas and dust called tori. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 12:34PM

Watch: NASA Video Shows What Happens When a Star Is Sucked Into a Black Hole

NASA just discovered the exact mechanism by which a star is swallowed and consumed by a black hole, and they have a beautiful,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 10:57AM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Graphically Explains the Horrifying Way You Die Inside a Black Hole

Tyson calls spaghettification "morbidly funny."

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 2:26PM

Stephen Hawking May Have Just Solved the Paradox of Black Holes

Black holes aren't as black as we once thought.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 5:25PM

Scientific Journal Claims Interstellar Should Be Shown in Physics Classes

According to a bonafide scientific paper, Interstellar should be shown to students as an accurate portrayal of a wormhole.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 11:26AM

Scientist Claims the World Could Fall Into a Black Hole and We Wouldn't Even Notice

The "fuzzball" theory claims that black holes don't destroy matter, but make nearly perfect copies of it.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 1:26PM

Most Detailed Look Yet at a Gas Cloud Surviving Close Encounter with a Supermassive Black Hole

Scientists expected a gas cloud making a close approach to a black hole to be swallowed and torn apart, but instead it escaped intact.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 3:06PM

Black Holes May Have High-Energy 'Firewalls' That Mark the End of Space

Black holes may have "firewalls" at their event horizons - borders made of high-energy particles that mark the end of space and...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 11:37AM