Astronomers find the biggest stellar black hole in our galaxy and it's close to earth

The largest stellar black hole in the Milky Way galaxy has been found by the European Space Agency’s Gaia mission. And it is extraordinarily close to Earth.

Incredibly Rare Cosmic Object Detected in Gravitational Waves For The First Time

A gravitational wave detected in May of last year has given us a type of cosmic collision we've never seen before.

Astronomers map 1.3 million supermassive black holes

Data from the Gaia Space Telescope was used to identify quasars, the intensely bright young galaxies fueled by black holes.

Strong magnetic fields spiraling at the edge of Milky Way's central black hole

A new image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration has uncovered strong and organised magnetic fields spiraling from the edge of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*).

The Most Epic Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Ever Seen

A galaxy some 750 million light-years away has been discovered hosting the heftiest pair of supermassive black holes we've ever seen.

JWST Reveals a Surprise Twist in Black Hole And Galaxy Formation

The beginning of the Universe has always been something of a chicken-and-egg problem. Did stars and galaxies form first, with black holes slowly coalescing in their midst? Or did black holes appear before the first galaxies?

Tapping Into The Power of a Hypothetical Black Hole

Certainly, we could tap into all the heat and kinetic energy of a black hole's accretion disk and jets, but even if all you had was a black hole in empty space, you could still extract energy from a trick known as the Penrose process.

Unique Feature of a Nearby Black Hole Could Help Solve Cosmic Ray Mystery

A small black hole is helping scientists understand how mysterious cosmic rays can barrel through the Universe and hit Earth at nearly the speed of light.

Astronomers uncover a mysterious object in Milky Way

An international team of astronomers have found a new and unknown object in the Milky Way that is heavier than the heaviest neutron stars known and yet simultaneously lighter than the lightest black holes known.

The Oldest Known Black Hole

Astronomers using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have detected the earliest known black hole. Located more than 13 billion light-years away, it dates to a mere 400 million years after the Big Bang.

In a Huge First, Scientists Have Observed The 'Missing Link' Between Stars And Black Holes

In a magnificent first, we finally have direct observational evidence of the stellar process that produces neutron stars and black holes.

India to study black holes with first satellite launch after US

India has recently launched its first satellite to study black holes as it seeks to deepen its space exploration efforts ahead of an ambitious crewed mission next year.

Powerful space explosion shook Earth's atmosphere

The burst that originated some 2.4 billion light-years away from Earth and struck the planet on 9 October last year may have led to changes in the upper ionosphere, according to a new study.

Our Galaxy's Heart Is Pulsing With a Mysterious Signal

Every 76 minutes, like clockwork, the gamma-ray flux of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole in our galaxy, fluctuates, suggesting an orbital motion of something whirling madly around the black hole.

Oldest black hole found, and it may solve a cosmic mystery

Two NASA space telescopes teamed up to scrutinize a distant galaxy and discovered something mind-boggling: a gargantuan black hole inside a galaxy that’s more than 13 billion years old.