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Astronomers detect hot gas bubble swirling around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have spotted signs of a ‘hot spot’ orbiting Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the centre...

Astronomers find a sun-like star orbiting a nearby black hole

In 1916, Karl Schwarzchild theorized the existence of black holes as a resolution to Einstein’s field equations for his Theory of General Relativity. By the...

Why are people freaking out about the sound of a black hole?

“In space no one can hear you scream,” the famous tagline from outer space horror classic “Alien,” might not be true based on a...

Black hole police discover a dormant black hole outside of the Milky Way galaxy

Scientists have found a dormant stellar-mass black hole in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galaxy that neighbors the Milky Way. The team includes Kareem El-Badry...

A star came too close to a black hole and was torn apart. Surprisingly...

What happens when a star wanders too close to a supermassive black hole? The obvious story is that it gets sucked in, never to be...

The ultimate fate of a star shredded by a black hole

In 2019, astronomers observed the nearest example to date of a star that was shredded, or “spaghettified,” after approaching too close to a massive...

Most black holes spin rapidly. This one… doesn’t

Black holes. They used to be theoretical, up until the first one was found and confirmed back in the late 20th Century. Now, astronomers find...

Scientists find the fastest-growing black hole in the past nine billion years

The fastest-growing black hole of the last nine billion years has been discovered by an international team led by astronomers at The Australian National...

Scientists find a way to “see” invisible black holes

Astronomers may have discovered the first free-floating black hole in the Milky Way galaxy, thanks to a technique called gravitational microlensing. With new observations,...

Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes in dwarf galaxies

Scientists have found a previously overlooked treasure trove of massive black holes in dwarf galaxies. The newly discovered black holes offer a glimpse into the...