Black Holes

Astronomers Just Discovered a Cluster of Black Holes Near the Center of the Milky Way

At the center of our galaxy is a supermassive black hole (just like in many other galaxies) named Sagittarius A*. And it may have some...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 8:46PM

New Yale Study Says Wandering Black Holes Lurk in the Heart of the Milky Way

Despite our fascination with far-off galaxies and distant exoplanets, it turns out the humble Milky Way is still surprising...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:49AM

Columbia Scientists Say They Found Thousands of Black Holes at the Galactic Center of the Milky Way

There is a theory, which claims that deep at the heart of our galaxy, there exist tens of thousands of small black holes, which all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 04 April 2018 - 1:29PM

The Mystery of Why Supermassive Black Holes 'Feed' on Stars Has Been Solved

We know that supermassive black holes are at the center of almost all galaxies, but they're still one of the biggest mysteries in the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 19 March 2018 - 10:34AM

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking died on Wednesday of complications arising from his 55-year struggle with amyotrophic...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 - 12:06AM

A Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Just Cracked Time Travel—Here's How It's Possible

Last year, Kip S. Thorne collected a Nobel Prize (along with Rainer Weiss and Barry C. Barish) for his work on gravitational waves....

Chris Mahon
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 10:46AM

New Theory Says Schrödinger Equation Solves Mystery of Space's Largest Structures

Let's get a few things straight right out the gate: First, the scientist Erwin Schrödinger did more in his life than muse on the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 - 10:41AM

The Weirdest Black Hole Ever Found Is Growing So Fast It Defies the Laws of Physics

Everything that we think we knew about the growth of black holes has just been flipped on its head--scientists have discovered a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 02 March 2018 - 11:35AM

Clearest-Ever Infrared Milky Way Photo Solves Giant Black Hole Mystery at Center of Our Galaxy

Taking pictures of black holes is always tricky.By definition, these enormous celestial vacuums don't allow light to escape from their...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 10:11AM

Black Holes Can Turn Neptune-Like Planets Into 'Super-Earths'

Supermassive black holes continue to surprise us. These star-eating monstrosities often act erratically, making things particularly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 6:32PM

Astronomers Have Discovered a Bunch of New 'Ultramassive' Black Holes

First, a little perspective: the sun is about 330,000 times more massive than the Earth, which means it's large enough to fit 1.3...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:18PM

Scientists Discover Black Holes That Erase Your Past

In season five of the modern Doctor Who, The Doctor comes across a crack in space and time that absorbs people, objects – even...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 9:09AM

ALMA Telescope Finds a Gaseous 'Donut' Around a Black Hole

While black holes aren't always the largest objects in the universe, even if they are the most massive, there are still some...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 4:54PM

Supermassive Black Holes Are Growing Faster Than the Galaxies Creating Them And We Don't Know Why

All things considered, the growth of a supermassive black hole might just be the most exciting race in the universe.Can a galaxy of...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 February 2018 - 10:14AM

Advanced Universe Simulation Shows How Black Holes Impact Space in Surprising Ways

Anyone who's played a video game in recent years can tell you that our ability to simulate the real world is getting incredibly...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 February 2018 - 10:44AM

Black Holes Are Surrounded by Extremely Strong Interstellar Winds

Everything we knew about black holes could be wrong. Okay, not everything. But there may be a chance, according to new research, that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 8:13PM

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