Astronomers created the first and largest three-dimensional large-scale map of the universe. They used quasars and their brightness as reference points.
The presence of supermassive black holes at the center of dwarf galaxies is more common than previously thought.
A team led by researchers at MIT discovered a supermassive black hole about 300 million light years away from earth 'choking' on what seems to be a sudden influx of stellar debris.
Physicists have just simulated a "superfluid" black hole that acts like liquid helium. This adds yet another strange dimension to the already odd phenomenon of black holes.
It’s difficult to imagine planet-sized spitballs hurtling through space, but new research shows black holes cause exactly this phenomenon.
Astronomers can now explore and investigate black holes during the earlier days of the universe thanks to the astounding image taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Astronomers combine radio wave interferometry and microlensing to further study black holes
A team of astronomers discovered nearly naked supermassive black holes while detecting black holes that are millions of times larger than the Sun.
The prospect of hundreds and hundreds of black holes pooling together sounds terrifying as much as it seems impossible. Yet, a recent discovery by scientists revealed that there is indeed a globular cluster of stars that could host several hundreds of black holes.
In order to understand the black holes, scientists look into neighboring celestial bodies such as a green cosmic blob and a giant gas bubble near a supermassive black hole.
Gamma ray bursts produced by black holes are like lasers that are capable of obliterating the Earth.
Although a supermassive black hole by itself is dark, it can collect particles from its surroundings and emit X-rays that astronomers call a form of cosmic singing.
Astronomers Aaron Smith and Volker Bromm of The University of Texas at Austin, working with Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, have discovered evidence for an unusual kind of black hole born extremely early in the universe.
Hitomi was able to provide measurements of the X-ray winds of the Perseus galaxy cluster before it spinned into destruction, providing researchers details on how black holes affect the formation of new stars.