Black Holes

Hubble Discovers Mysterious Black Hole Disc

Science ReleaseAstronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed an unexpected thin disc of material encircling a...

Science Release
Thursday, 11 July 2019 - 10:05AM

Scientists Spy Never-Before-Seen Halo of Cool Gas Circling the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Sagittarius A*

Well, that was unexpected.Nobody had any idea that there is a halo of cool gas circling the black hole at the center of our galaxy...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 06 June 2019 - 12:06PM

BREAKING: ESO Releases First Picture of a Black Hole

ESO researchers released the first image ever taken of a black hole today, captured by the planet-wide array of radio telescopes known...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 10 April 2019 - 9:43AM

ESO Planning Huge Announcement Around Event Horizon Telescope's 'Groundbreaking' Results: Black Hole Picture?

The European Southern Observatory is planning a major announcement next week to "present a groundbreaking result from the EHT (Event...

Gart Williams
Monday, 01 April 2019 - 12:41PM

Scientists Calculate Speed of Black Hole After Watching a Star Fall Into It

If you were a scientist and someone asked you to measure how fast a massive black hole was spinning, how would you do it? According to...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 January 2019 - 11:17AM

Falling Into a Black Hole Might Actually Be Totally Survivable, Says Physicist

There are a million ways to die in space (as Cas Anvar from The Expanse is happy to point out), but one of the most terrifying has to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 1:15PM

New Theory Says Black Holes Will Spit Out Their "Singularities" in Time

When reporting on Stephen Hawking's posthumous paper theorizing what happens to matter after falling into a black hole, New York...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 11:45AM

Scientists Capture First-Ever Photos Of Supermassive Black Holes in the Midst of 'Hidden' Galactic Mergers

Few things are more powerful, cataclysmic, or vast than a merger between supermassive black holes, but galactic mergers are one of...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 November 2018 - 1:49PM

Giant Blob of Gas Sucked Into the Milky Way's Black Hole at 30% the Speed of Light

Back in September, a team of astronomers spotted an Earth-sized chunk of matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of light....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 - 1:29PM

Astronomers Have Found a Way to Spot Supermassive Black Hole Mergers

We've said this before, but we'll say it again: black holes are weird. Stephen Hawking once thought they were gateways to another...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:59PM

Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Tried to Solve the 'Information Paradox' of Black Holes

Stephen Hawking apparently spent his last days sorting through some of the biggest, most mind-blowing problems in science, including...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 1:22PM

A New Study Rules Out Black Holes as Explanation for the Universe's Missing Dark Matter

A new discovery has destroyed astronomers' hopes of accounting for what it is or how it's connected to the observable universe. The...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 - 2:00PM

Astronomers Spot An 'Earth-Sized Clump of Matter' Hurtling Into A Black Hole At 30% Of The Speed Of Light

Whether it involves warping space-time so much that you can effectively time travel or bringing a 'dead' star back to life, black...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 September 2018 - 1:23PM

Two Galaxies Collided to Create a Ring of Black Holes... Or Neutron Stars

A while ago, we reported on Sean Raymond's fascinating research into whether Isaac Asimov's fictional planet Kalgash (which was bathed...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 - 10:44AM

Cosmic Reanimator: Black Holes Can Jump-Start Nearby Dead Stars, Causing Them to Reignite

Physicists have known for a while that the edge of a black hole is where the normal laws of the universe start to bend and warp--get...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 31 August 2018 - 12:09PM

Scientists May Have Spotted Ghostly Black Holes From the Universe Before This One

Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered which ones are already dead? It's common knowledge that it can take starlight a long...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 12:12PM

Supermassive Black Hole Found Lurking In A Distant Dwarf Galaxy

They say big things come in small packages, right? Astronomers didn't think that sentiment would apply to a small package like Fornax...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 10:48AM

Einstein’s Theory of Gravitational Redshift Has Just Been Proven On a Supermassive Scale

One aspect of Einstein’s theory of general relativity has just been proven on an unheard-of supermassive scale at the center of the...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 1:40PM

Bonfire Of Calamities – The MeerKAT Radio Telescope Reveals That Our Milky Way Galaxy Looks A Lot Like Hell

The MeerKAT radio telescope sent new photos of the center of our Milky Way galaxy as a Vulcan forge of energy throwing off heat and...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 - 12:55PM

A Quasar From The Beginning Of Time – Scientists Discover The Brightest Object From Our Early Universe

Quasars are the brightest things in the universe. Astronomers have spotted several of them recently – but the discovery of PSO...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - 1:09PM