Black holes: we know so little about them (we're not even sure they exist!) and yet one is quite literally the center of our galaxy. Now a pair of telescopes has identified strong evidence of radiation and ultra-fast winds blowing in a nearly spherical fashion, suggesting that black holes are more than just bottomless pits of condensing matter.
New technology involved in creating Christopher Nolan's epic Interstellar is shedding light on the powerful effects of real life black holes and paving the way for astrophysics research, a new study explains.
Unusual repeating light signals detected from a distant quasar - luminous galaxies with very active supermassive black holes at their centers - suggests that two such infamous objects are merging together, according to new research.
The "Eye of Sauron," scientifically known as the nearby NGC 4151 galaxy, is helping scientists to determine the distance to other galaxies tens of millions of light-years away, according to a new study.
Hundreds of black holes are just waiting to be discovered as part of an upcoming LIGO mission, scientists say, a breakthrough study that may help to unlock the secrets of the Universe.
Scientists have finally solved the mystery behind the bizarre object floating in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, according to a new study, putting to rest questions that have bugged them for years.
Big black holes spew out "radio frequency feedback" that, traveling at near-light speed, can block new stars from forming in aging galaxies, according to a new study.
Black holes have long been a mystery that scientists have tried to unravel, and now one scientist claims that this phenomenon is mathematically impossible - and she has the data to prove it.
Three closely orbiting supermassive black holes have been discovered billions of light years away. Groups like this are theorized to be the source of gravitational waves in the Universe, according to the theory of General Relativity.
Astronomers have been able to identify some unusual activity coming from a black hole not too far away from Earth. This supermassive black hole appears to have started emitting a stream of gas, providing new insight into how black holes act and interact with their surroundings.
NASA observations have identified that blazars - the highest-energy type of active galaxy in the universe - can run off of two unusual types of massive black holes that appear to collect gas, only to fire some of it out in jet streams that almost approach the speed of light.
Scientists are being forced to rewrite existing theories on black holes based on the arrival of the most detailed observations yet of the dust surrounding the black hole located at the center of the active galaxy NGC 3783.
NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has caught a glimpse of a black hole napping almost a decade after it was observed snacking on gas.
As scientists watched as a black hole 47 million miles away consume a object, they were watching a preview of an event coming to our own neighborhood when the black hole at the center of the Universe is scheduled to consume a passing gas cloud later this year.