Black Holes

The Magnetic Fields of Black Holes Are Much Weaker Than We Thought, Say Scientists

Black holes remain among the most mysterious galactic phenomena for good reason. We know that black holes are points in space where...

Justin Joffe
Friday, 19 January 2018 - 12:26PM

Scientists Just Found an Invisible Black Hole for the First Time—And It's 4X Bigger Than the Sun

Black holes are inherently very cool, and considering the really weird (and sometimes gassy) things that happen around them,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:22AM

Supermassive Black Hole is Caught Letting Out Massive 'Burps'

Black holes are incredibly powerful gravity wells that absorb anything and everything that gets too close. There is no escape from the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 7:56PM

We're Surprisingly Close to Seeing Photos of a Black Hole for the First Time Ever

For years, we’ve accepted that one the greatest and most mysterious things about black holes is the fact that we just can’t see...

Justin Joffe
Thursday, 11 January 2018 - 1:06PM

'Interstellar' Was Right: Black Holes Create Parallel Universes, Study Claims

One of the coolest things about quantum mechanics is the way that this branch of science seems to regularly contradict all commonly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 08 January 2018 - 10:22AM

There Was No Big Bang—A Black Hole Created Our Universe, Scientists Claim

Between Elon Musk's claim that we're all living in the Matrix and the idea that the inside of the Earth is populated by aliens, there...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 - 10:35AM

Large Galaxies Can Be Suffocated by Their Black Holes

Deep at the heart of many galaxies, a black hole serves as an anchor for all the stars and other materials to swirl around. The...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 - 6:30PM

The Reasons Why Black Holes Are Such Powerful Energy Sources

Not that it's possible yet anyway, but there's lots of reasons why visiting a black hole is a very bad idea, and your chances of...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 31 December 2017 - 5:19PM

We Just Discovered an Ancient Supermassive Black Hole That's Older Than Light

When scientists announced that there's a gigantic black hole out on the edge of space that's older than light itself, it sounded...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 18 December 2017 - 12:21PM

The Oldest Black Hole Ever Discovered Is Defying All Our Expectations

At the center of a distant galaxy, scientists have found the oldest black hole ever discovered, and it's so bizarre it's posing some...

Ian S.
Thursday, 07 December 2017 - 11:06AM

This Could Be the Breakthrough Black Hole Research Has Been Waiting For

One of the most mysterious phenomena in the universe, black holes are the subject as much debate as they are fascination for science....

Ian S.
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 2:27PM

We Just Discovered Time Travel May Actually Be Possible

For over a century now, mankind has debated whether or not time travel is possible — now, we may have an answer. We'd all love the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 - 11:01AM

New Wormhole Discovery Suggests 'Interstellar'-Like Space Travel Is Possible

It sounds like a plot from science-fiction, but traveling through wormholes may, in fact, be possible, according to new research.At...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 - 11:47AM

Nobel Prize Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered Gravitational Waves

It's been a fun few years for astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). In just a few short...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 7:40PM

Another Black Hole is Discovered at the Center of the Milky Way

It's long been established that, deep at the heart of our constantly swirling galaxy, there exists a fantastically powerful...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 08 September 2017 - 7:20PM

Black Holes Outside Our Galaxy are Moving in 'Weird and Exciting' Ways

Last year's discovery of gravitational waves rocked the field of astronomy, and since then, researchers have pored over the strange...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 - 7:45PM

Watch What Happens When a Star Meets a Black Hole

Ever since Soundgarden's hit song, people have wondered what a "black hole sun" would look like. And the answer is actually pretty...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 17 April 2017 - 12:21PM

Superluminous Supernova Found to Be a Black Hole

ASASSN-25lh, a massive explosion detected in 2015, was first classified as a superluminous supernova - more specifically, the...

Noelle Phansalkar
Thursday, 15 December 2016 - 5:13PM

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