Tagged With Black Holes

A collision in space revealed a black hole that physicists thought could never exist. The observatory that detected it cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein.

Black holes can produce light when they collide, new research shows — astronomers just saw the first-ever 'flare' from a spacetime-bending merger

Astronomers found the closest black hole to Earth — and there could be millions more like it

Scientists detected ripples in space and time from a potentially new class of collision in the universe. Their observatory cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein.

A pair of supermassive black holes are stuck in a collision between galaxies. Astronomers caught the chaos on camera.

The biggest breakthroughs in space in 2019, from the farthest object ever visited to the first photo of a black hole

The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the 2010s include the first image of a black hole, an exoplanet with water, and a hidden continent

An experiment that solved a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein just got up to 50% more powerful by squeezing light

The movie 'Interstellar' came out exactly 5 years ago. Since then, new discoveries have changed our understanding of black holes.

A NASA image shows the centre of our galaxy in unprecedented detail. Expect far more revealing photos from a soon-to-launch telescope.

A huge explosion sliced through our galaxy just 3.5 million years ago, as human ancestors walked the Earth. Scientists think it was nuclear activity in the black hole at the Milky Way's centre.

A powerful experiment that cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein just got a huge upgrade

Astronomers plan to film the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy as it gobbles up stars and planets. The video could open a 'new field' of science.

Planet 9, our solar system's mysterious missing world, could be an ancient black hole orbiting the sun, a new paper suggests

A mesmerising NASA animation shows how a nearby black hole would warp spacetime like a fun-house mirror

Scientists think they have observed a black hole swallowing a neutron star for the first time. It made ripples in space and time, as Einstein predicted.

The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy suddenly lit up brighter than scientists had ever seen, and nobody knows why

Incredible animation shows just how big supermassive black holes can get

Scientists just released the first-ever photograph of a black hole. Some people think it looks like a 'smudge on the lens.'

Here's how astronomers took the first image of a black hole that's located 55 million light years away