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Scientists find a “unicorn” black hole

Scientists have discovered one of the smallest black holes on record – and the closest one to Earth found to date. Researchers have dubbed it...

Scientists capture the magnetic fields at edge of this black hole

Black holes don't just take in matter. They also spit it out. From their polar regions, they can launch massive jets of energetic plasma that...

Scientists capture the first image of black hole’s magnetic fields

This is the first time scientists have imaged magnetic fields so close to a black hole. Astronomers have now obtained a new view of the...

Scientists catch a moving supermassive black hole

Scientists have long theorized that supermassive black holes can wander through space--but catching them in the act has proven difficult. Now, researchers at the Center...

First detected black hole is more massive than we thought

Cygnus X-1, a binary star system first discovered in 1964, comprises one of the closest black holes to Earth. New observations of this black hole,...

Scientists find new way to harness energy from black holes

Physicists have found a new way to extract energy from black holes by breaking and rejoining magnetic field lines near the event horizon. A remarkable...

Where did this galaxy’s supermassive black hole go

The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a supermassive black hole has deepened, researchers say. Despite searching with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope,...

Scientists find where giant jets from black holes discharge their energy

The supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies are the most massive objects in the universe. They range from about 1 million to upwards...

Earth is faster, closer to supermassive black hole in new map of galaxy

Earth just got 7 km/s faster and about 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. But...

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...