Nearest Black Hole To Our Solar System Discovered

This discovery implies that there ought to be many dormant black holes spread across the Milky Way galaxy, the home of Earth.

A Black Hole Jet 50 Times Larger Than Its Galaxy Discovered

Australian astronomers have discovered one of the biggest black hole jets in the sky. Spanning more than a million light years from end to end, the jet shoots away from a black hole with enormous energy, and at almost the speed of light.

Scientists have found a source of high-energy neutrinos in space

Scientists have proved that the source of high-energy neutrinos is a special kind of supermassive black holes called blazars.

Fastest-growing black hole discovered

Located in the bright constellation of Centaurus, this luminous cosmic beast is more than 500 times larger than the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own galaxy.

Mysterious Radio Structures Discovered Around The Brightest Quasar Ever

Astronomers have discovered two large, mysterious objects blasting out of the brightest black hole in the known Universe.

Black Hole Image Reveals Sagittarius A*

More than three years after the release of the first-ever image of a black hole, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) shared an image of Sagittarius A* — the supermassive specimen sitting at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.

The First Rogue Black Hole has Been Discovered

Now, astronomers have officially found another elusive object that has long been theorized and that was first reported on back in 2009 but has never directly detected – a rogue black hole.

Image Of A Black Hole With A Magnetic Field

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has revealed today a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light.

Supermassive black holes could form from dark matter

The international team find that rather than the conventional formation scenarios involving 'normal' matter, supermassive black holes could instead form directly from dark matter in high density regions in the centres of galaxies.

A map of 25,000 Supermassive Black Holes

Recently The Low Frequency Array released the first data on its sky survey. They have only mapped 4% of the northern sky so far, but have already mapped 25,000 supermassive black holes. 

Many black holes found in nearby globular cluster

Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope observed one of the closest globulars to Earth – NGC 6397 and were surprised to find signs of multiple stellar-mass black holes.

Supermassive Black Holes Could get Even Larger

It is thought that the upper mass limit for galactic black holes is around 100 billion solar masses, but new research suggests the mass limit could be much higher - more than a million times greater than the largest galactic black holes.

Primordial black holes and dark matter

Astronomers are studying black holes that could have formed in the early universe, before stars and galaxies were born. Such primordial black holes (PBHs) could account for all or part of dark matter.

Biggest black hole merger yet

Gravitational wave observatories have detected ripples in space-time that indicate the merger of two black holes with 85 and 65 solar masses. The result was a single black hole with 142 times the Sun’s mass.

Most massive black hole ever discovered

The black hole’s mass is about 8,000 times bigger than the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way. If the Milky Way’s black hole wanted to grow that fat, it would have to swallow two thirds of all the stars in our galaxy.