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Black holes have tantrums, and scientists have finally captured the resulting gamma rays

When supermassive black holes have tantrums, galaxies sit up and take notice. A group of scientists announced they had detected the gamma rays from a...

What happens when two supermassive black holes collide

When two galaxies collide, the supermassive black holes at their cores release a devastating gravitational “kick,” similar to the recoil from a shotgun. New research...

Black holes make a mess when they gobble up stars

Researchers have documented a fatal encounter between an unlucky star and an intermediate-mass black hole. While black holes and toddlers don’t seem to have much...

This is what it looks like when a black hole snacks on a star

While black holes and toddlers don't seem to have much in common, they are remarkably similar in one aspect: Both are messy eaters, generating ample...

A black hole triggers a premature supernova, shows study

Dead star plunges into star, star explodes. In 2017, a particularly luminous and unusual source of radio waves was discovered in data taken by the...

Ten percent black holes in our universe might be in wanderers, shows study

Every massive galaxy is believed to host a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at its center. Its mass is correlated with the mass of the inner...

Black hole’s eating pattern could reveal its size, shows study

The feeding patterns of black holes offer insight into their size, researchers report. A new study revealed that the flickering in the brightness observed in...

Scientists capture huge rings around a black hole

A spectacular set of rings around a black hole has been captured using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory. The X-ray images...

Scientists detect the light from behind a black hole for the first time

Researchers observed bright flares of X-ray emissions, produced as gas falls into a supermassive black hole. Watching X-rays flung out into the universe by the...

Scientists take pioneering image of massive jet spewing from black hole

Scientists anchored by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, which is known for capturing the first image of a black hole in the galaxy Messier...