Black Holes

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

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