A group of astronomers have detected a supermassive dormant black hole devouring and shredding a nearby star via the X-rays emitted from the tidal disruption.
A new study suggests that supermassive black holes sometimes stray from their usual hot gas diet and devour clumps of cold gas plunging toword it.
A team of astronomers, using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), has come up with a way to measure precisely the mass of a supermassive black hole sitting in the center of the galaxy. This monster black hole, tagged as NGC 1332, is said to be 660 million bigger than the Sun.
Astronomers recently discovered two supermassive black holes in the quasar known as Markarian 231, using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. This suggests that these massive black holes form from violent mergers.
The brightest galaxy in the Universe has been discovered by scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), shining with the infrared light of more than 300 trillion suns, according to a new study.
Intense magnetism has been discovered near a supermassive black hole, and scientists hope it can help them better understand these massive inhabitants of the centers of galaxies.