Black Holes

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

Astronomers Detect a Distant Eruption From a Black Hole 'Eating' a Nearby Star

Obviously, it's a good thing that we don't have any black holes too close to our solar system, but occasionally we get a good reminder...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 6:35PM

New Theory Says Black Holes Don't Actually Exist—They Might Just Be Weird Wormholes

Despite all the unknowns surrounding black holes--what they look like, what happens to the matter that falls in, and how many are...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:09PM

Astrophysicist Says 2.86 Million Earth-Like Planets Could Orbit a Black Hole

If you had a degree in astrophysics, access to high-powered computers, and a love of sci-fi, you might do what Sean Raymond did:...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 1:02PM

These Mysterious Objects Are Gathering Around The Supermassive Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy

These objects should get pulled apart when they get close to the black hole. Instead, they keep themselves together and keep orbiting,

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 12:45PM

This Giant Neutron Star Merger Just Made Black Hole History

Remember when everyone was afraid that colliding tiny particles together with the Large Hadron Collider would create a black hole that...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 1:26PM

First-Ever Photo of Milky Way Black Hole's Event Horizon Stuns Scientists

Despite being 54 million miles across and the glowing center of the Milky Way galaxy, no one has ever taken a photo of Sagittarius A,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 12:20PM

This Ancient Black Hole Outshines the Entire Milky Way—And No One Can Explain It

Finding a black hole that's older than light itself is impressive (and more than a little unnerving). Finding a black hole that eats...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:58AM

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