Astronomers find closest black hole yet

Astronomers studying what they thought was a double star system 1,000 light years from Earth in the southern constellation Telescopium stumbled on what must be a stellar mass black hole.

Black Hole Bends Light Back on Itself

  • 14 Apr 2020

A new study offers evidence that, not all of the light streaming from a black hole’s surrounding disk easily escapes. Some of it gives in to the monstrous pull of the black hole, turns back, and then bounces off the disk and escapes.

Record-breaking Explosion by Black Hole Spotted

The biggest explosion seen in the universe has been found. This record-breaking, gargantuan eruption came from a black hole in a distant galaxy cluster hundreds of millions of light years away.

Physicists 'See' Gravitational Waves From Deeper in the Universe

A new method, the result of decades of research, has allowed researchers to suppress vacuum noise and extend the reach of the gravitational wave detectors.

A New Record for the Most Massive Black Hole Ever Seen

Astronomers have measured a 40 billion solar mass black hole in the Holm 15A galaxy. Their results could lead to even more massive black holes.

Three supermassive black holes in galactic merging

Extensive observations indicated the presence of three supermassive back holes in the three galaxies NGC 6240 that are  the process of merging. Up until now, such a concentration of supermassive black holes had never been discovered in the universe.

Three Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Around Each Other

Astronomers have spotted three supermassive black holes (SMBHs) at the center of three colliding galaxies a billion light years away from Earth. That alone is unusual, but the three black holes are also glowing in x-ray emissions. 

Milky Way's Black Hole Has Grown 75 Times as Bright for a Few Hours

Observing Sagitarius A ( a supermassive balck hole in the center of our galaxy ) with the Keck's telescope, scientists just watched as its brightness bloomed to over 75 times normal for a few hours. Astronomers aren’t certain what caused the flaring. 

Hubble uncovers black hole that shouldn't exist

As if black holes weren't mysterious enough, astronomers have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147, 130 million light-years away.    

LIGO detects gravitational waves from neutron stars colliding

Gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars have been detected for the second time ever — along with another, less certain signal that a neutron star being swallowed by a black hole.

It's Finally here. The First Ever Image of a Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has revealed the first-ever image of a black hole. The black hole in this image resides at the center of M87, a massive galaxy that’s in the Virgo cluster of galaxies.

Astronomers discover 83 supermassive black holes

Astronomers from Japan, Taiwan and U.S. have discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes in the distant universe, from a time when the universe was only 5 percent of its age.

Future Telescopes could Detect Starships Powered by Black Hole

Recent U.S. study suggests how surveys using gamma telescopes could find evidence of spacecraft powered by tiny artificial black holes. The concept of a black hole-powered spacecraft was first introduced by science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke.

Intermediate mass black hole found near galactic centre

The “quiet” black hole is located just 20 light years from the supermassive four-million-solar-mass black hole lurking at the centre of the Milky Way. In the future, it will fall into the supermassive black hole.

Gravitational-wave observatory LIGO set to double its detecting power

A planned US$35-million upgrade could enable LIGO to spot one black-hole merger per hour by the mid-2020s.