black hole

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

There's black hole at the centre of our galaxy, here's its first image

An international team of astronomers recently unveiled the first image of a cosmic body known as Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy.

April 7, 2019
April 7, 2019

First picture of black hole soon

The world, it seems, is soon to see the first picture of a black hole.

March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

18 billion solar mass black hole rotates at 1/3 speed of light

Far far away in the constellation Cancer there is a 14th magnitude speck of light one can claim in a 10-inch or larger telescope. Essentially this tiny speck represents the final farewell of chewed up stars as their remains whirl down the throat of an 18 billion solar mass black hole, one of the largest known in the universe.

January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016

Black hole caught 'burping' gas

Astronomers have spotted two huge waves of gas being "burped" by the black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy.

August 26, 2015
August 26, 2015

Stephen Hawking: There is a way out of a black hole

Stuff that falls into a black hole is gone forever, right? Not so, says Stephen Hawking.

July 9, 2015
July 9, 2015

Sun X-ray reveals colorful processes

A space telescope designed to look into the furthest-most reaches of space at some of the most energetic phenomena in the known universe has, once again, been turned to face our nearest star, producing a rare and beautiful insight to our X-ray sun.

July 8, 2015
July 8, 2015

Using universe’s gravity to see into a black hole

Researchers at the European Space Agency harness the natural lensing properties of cosmic gravity to get a closer look at a black hole.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Black hole seen 'playing billiards'

Astronomers have witnessed two big blobs of plasma, shot into space by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a dramatic cosmic billiard-shot.

February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015

Astronomers spot quasar fueled by the mass of 12 billion suns

Scientists say they have found the brightest quasar yet in the early universe, a region around a supermassive black hole that blazes with the brightness of 420 trillion suns