A huge black hole is tearing through space, leaving behind a 200,000-light-year-long trail of newborn stars, space scientists said.
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.
The world, it seems, is soon to see the first picture of a black hole.
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.
Astronomers have spotted two huge waves of gas being "burped" by the black hole at the heart of a nearby galaxy.
Stuff that falls into a black hole is gone forever, right? Not so, says Stephen Hawking.
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.
Researchers at the European Space Agency harness the natural lensing properties of cosmic gravity to get a closer look at a black hole.