A black hole and an ill-fated red dwarf star make for the fastest binary orbit ever observed, with the star traveling at a staggering two million kilometers per hour. Continue reading →
Astronomers have watched the sudden brightening of a galaxy and realized it can mean only one thing: a supermassive black hole has "woken up" and feasted after a long period of hibernation. ->
This colorful cloud is a supernova remnant, seen in infrared, radio, and x-ray light... and at its center may hide one of the galaxy's youngest black holes. ->
Just when the media hysteria over doomsday scenarios relating to the Large Hadron Collider has died down, along comes a visually stunning short film from L Studio called Rift that explores just what such a scenario might look like. It's described as "a surreal interpretation of Pandora's ...
Sometimes in astronomy you find something rather massive that's been hiding in plain sight.
Three examples of the rarest class of black hole may have been uncovered near the center of our galaxy.
What secrets does a quasar from the dawn of the Universe hold?
In the center of galaxy NGC 4151, a black hole lurks.
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