Black Holes

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

NASA Discovers "Cosmic Clumpy Doughnuts" Surrounding Black Holes

Astronomers have known for some time that certain black holes were surrounded by thick, dense disks of gas and dust called tori. Now,...

Janey Tracey
Sunday, 20 December 2015 - 12:34PM

Watch: NASA Video Shows What Happens When a Star Is Sucked Into a Black Hole

NASA just discovered the exact mechanism by which a star is swallowed and consumed by a black hole, and they have a beautiful,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 10:57AM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Graphically Explains the Horrifying Way You Die Inside a Black Hole

Tyson calls spaghettification "morbidly funny."

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 September 2015 - 2:26PM

Stephen Hawking May Have Just Solved the Paradox of Black Holes

Black holes aren't as black as we once thought.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 5:25PM

Scientific Journal Claims Interstellar Should Be Shown in Physics Classes

According to a bonafide scientific paper, Interstellar should be shown to students as an accurate portrayal of a wormhole.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 - 11:26AM

Scientist Claims the World Could Fall Into a Black Hole and We Wouldn't Even Notice

The "fuzzball" theory claims that black holes don't destroy matter, but make nearly perfect copies of it.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 1:26PM

Most Detailed Look Yet at a Gas Cloud Surviving Close Encounter with a Supermassive Black Hole

Scientists expected a gas cloud making a close approach to a black hole to be swallowed and torn apart, but instead it escaped intact.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 3:06PM

Black Holes May Have High-Energy 'Firewalls' That Mark the End of Space

Black holes may have "firewalls" at their event horizons - borders made of high-energy particles that mark the end of space and...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 11:37AM

Miniature Black Holes at the Large Hadron Collider Could Confirm Parallel Universes and Gravity's Rainbow

If mini black holes were detected at the Large Hadron Collider, it would provide evidence for parallel universes, superstring theory,...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 5:07PM

How to Spot a Quasar with Your Backyard Telescope

Quasars are extremely distant from us, with the closest quasar detected at 2.44 billion light years away from Earth. But amazingly...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 5:23PM

Interstellar VFX Team Publishes Scientific Study About Constructing an Accurate Black Hole

Interstellar certainly wasn't a perfect movie, but it did have one huge advantage in the form of scientific consulting from Kip...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 February 2015 - 3:40PM

Gravity's Rainbow Theory May Solve Black Hole Information Paradox

No, this isn't the story of Thomas Pynchon's novel solving the information paradox, but it's still pretty cool. According to a new...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 30 January 2015 - 3:23PM

Astronomers Observe 'Lightning' Coming Out of a Black Hole

For the first time, astronomers from an international research group have observed a lightning-like phenomena emitted from the center...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 10 November 2014 - 4:05PM

Researcher Mathematically Proves that Black Holes Do Not Exist

A black hole has long served as a metaphor for nothingness, but is it possible that they literally don't exist? UNC-Chapel Hill...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 1:16PM

How Early Black Holes Grew to Be Billions of Times the Mass of Our Sun

Supermassive black holes at the ends of our universe may have grown extremely rapidly after the Big Bang, allowing them to grow to a...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 August 2014 - 3:23PM

Did a Black Hole Give Birth to Our Universe?

Did the Big Bang begin inside a four-dimensional black hole? Researchers from the Perimeter Institute have published research which...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 07 August 2014 - 4:43PM