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How we captured first image of the supermassive black hole at center of the...

Black holes are among the most profound predictions of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Originally studied as a mere mathematical consequence of the theory rather...

Black hole winds are no longer as they used to be, shows study

During the first billion years of the universe, winds blown by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies were much more frequent and...

What the quest to image black holes could tell us about our universe

Not long ago, the idea of photographing a black hole was as quixotic as photographing a unicorn. Now, scientists have not one but two images...

Astronomers capture first image of the black hole at the heart of our Milky...

Black holes are invisible by nature. Their pull is inescapable, forever trapping any light that falls into their gravitational abyss. But just beyond a black hole’s...

A surging glow in a distant galaxy could change the way we look at...

Something strange is afoot in the galaxy known as 1ES 1927+654: In late 2017, and for reasons that scientists couldn't explain, the supermassive black hole...

Scientists find eight new sources of black hole echoes

Scattered across our Milky Way galaxy are tens of millions of black holes — immensely strong gravitational wells of spacetime, from which infalling matter,...

In some places, black holes are tearing apart thousands of stars at a time

At the heart of the more massive galaxies in the Universe, there are supermassive black holes (SMBHs) so powerful that they outshine all of...

Scientists find possible location of medium-sized black holes

Intermediate-mass black holes are notoriously hard to find but a new study indicates there may be some at the center of dense star clusters...

This black hole spins on its side

In a new study from University of Freiburg, scientists have reliably measured for the first time a large difference between the rotation axis of...

Scientists find rare black hole in our neighboring galaxy

Astronomers discovered a black hole unlike any other. At one hundred thousand solar masses, it is smaller than the black holes we have found at...