Black Hole

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

Collapsing star gives birth to a black hole

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope...
No one has ever seen 2 black holes this close together

No one has ever seen 2 black holes this close together

Approximately 750 million light years from Earth lies a gigantic, bulging galaxy with two supermassive black holes at its center. These are among the largest...
Do Stars Fall into Black Holes, or Crash

Do stars fall into black holes, or crash?

Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University have put a basic principle of black holes to the test, showing that...
Breaking the supermassive black hole speed limit

Breaking the supermassive black hole speed limit

A new computer simulation helps explain the existence of puzzling supermassive black holes observed in the early universe. The simulation is based on a computer...
Astronomers discover a star that would not die

Astronomers discover a star that would not die

Supernova discovery challenges known theories of the death of stars Supernovae, the explosions of stars, have been observed by the thousands. And in all cases,...
How fast do black holes consume matter

How fast do black holes consume matter?

Black holes with ravenous appetites define Type I active galaxies For decades, astronomers have tried to pin down why two of the most common types...
Minor merger kicks supermassive black hole into high gear

Minor merger kicks supermassive black hole into high gear

The galaxy Messier 77 (M77) is famous for its super-active nucleus that releases enormous energy across the electromagnetic spectrum, ranging from x-ray to radio...
Scientists penetrate mystery of raging black hole beams

Scientists penetrate mystery of raging black hole beams

They are nature's very own Death Star beams - ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly...
Scientists make first detection of neutron star collision

Scientists make first detection of neutron star collision

Gravitational waves and light arrive on Earth 130 million years after their creation There’s nothing like the first time. A first kiss. Your first car. A...
NASA missions catch first light from a gravitational-wave event

NASA missions catch first light from a gravitational-wave event

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC...