The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has added more observatories to its global network of radio telescopes and the first image of our galaxy's black hole could be less than a year away.
The prospect of measuring the mass of the most massive known objects in the universe would send most people into a cold sweat, but for astronomers it's all in a day's work.
Astronomers have witnessed, for the first time, a relativistic collision in a black hole jet millions of light-years from Earth.
Powerful jets of material spewing from the edge of monster black holes may be more likely to arise where two galaxies have merged together.
Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery -- the clusters are too massive.
Astronomers have found a quartet of quasars embedded in a single cloud of cold gas, a discovery that challenges currently held theories about how these rare objects form.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) now spans the diameter of our planet and, when the vast project goes online, astronomers will get their first glimpse of the bright ring surrounding a supermassive black hole.
Despite the harsh environment created by the monster black hole lurking in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, new observations show that stars — and, potentially, planets — are forming just two light-years away from the colossal giant.
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