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This is the most detailed family portrait for black holes to date

Astronomers have produced the most detailed family portrait of black holes to date, offering new clues as to how black holes form. Intense analysis of...

Supermassive black holes need the right ingredients to fire stuff into space

Researchers may have figured out why some supermassive black holes launch powerful beams of material, or jets, away from them, while others don’t. Scientists have...

Scientists detect a star being ripped apart by supermassive black hole

Astronomers have spotted a rare phenomenon - a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole in a process called "spaghettification". The event, known...

Scientists record last moments of a star devoured by supermassive black hole

A rare blast of light, emitted by a star as it is sucked in by a supermassive black hole, has been spotted by scientists...

Einstein’s theory of relativity just got 500x harder to beat

Einstein’s general theory of relativity—the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime—has withstood over 100 years of scrutiny and testing, including the newest test...

Scientists discover galaxies trapped in the web of a supermassive black hole

With the help of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found six galaxies lying around a supermassive black hole when the Universe was...

New analysis of black hole reveals a wobbling shadow

In 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration delivered the first image of a black hole, revealing M87*—the supermassive object in the center of the...

Astronomers spot a black hole so massive they weren’t sure it could exist

One of the greatest things about being an astrophysicist is that you keep discovering things you didn’t think were possible. Now the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave...

Scientists discover brand new type of black hole

The discovery challenges prior understanding of how the mysterious cosmic objects are formed across the universe. The researchers identified an intermediate mass black hole. The discovery...

Scientists detect the most massive black hole collision to date

The most massive black hole collision ever detected has been directly observed by the LIGO and VIRGO Scientific Collaboration, which includes scientists from The...