Black Holes

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

'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