Scientists' decades-long observations of a supermassive black hole eating a star marked the first time they were able to see the aftermath of the phenomenon: a jetstream visible only in infrared and radio wavelengths.
The first record of two supermassive black holes orbiting each other has finally been confirmed.
The two black holes are only about 1,500 light-years apart in the heart of Cygnus A.
Astronomers created the first and largest three-dimensional large-scale map of the universe. They used quasars and their brightness as reference points.
Powerful gravitational waves are capable of kicking out supermassive black holes from the center of a galaxy.
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.
A supermassive black hole located in a small galaxy 1.8 billion light years from Earth continues to feed on the remains of a star that was ripped apart more than a decade ago.
A new study revealed that astronomers, who have classified a incredibly luminous outburst detected by the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) last year as the brightest supernova ever found, were mistaken because the luminous outburst may actually be a supermassive black hole ripping an unfortunate star.
Scientists have discovered that the mysteriously flickering galaxy is not being fed enough material to make it shine brightly.
NASA's Stratospheric Observation for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will soon begin its 2017 observing campaign.
A NASA telescope has observed for the first time black holes eating stars and emitting flares of high-energy radiation.
A rare "fickle" supermassive black hole behavior was observed the European Space Observatory (ESO) using data from NASA and ESA telescopes.
At the center of the Milky Way galaxy is a dormant, supermassive black hole. But a new study suggests that the galaxy's core had once been ablaze six million years ago.
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.