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Oct 21, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As galaxies mature, they stop forming stars -- but why? Now astronomers are hot on the trail of finding the culprit. Continue reading →
Oct 9, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
A black hole is eating a star faster than scientists had thought was possible, and it's unleashing unusually bright X-ray signals that may help scientists understand a group of weird, superbright objects in deep space.
Sep 29, 2014 05:11 AM ET
Are you ready to get "spaghettified"? Julian has the gooey, stretchy, bizarro physics behind a human's leap into a supermassive black hole.
Sep 17, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A surprisingly massive black hole has been discovered in the core of a small, compact galaxy -- a finding that appears to be a weird cosmic contradiction.
Aug 20, 2014 11:00 AM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
A recent discovery of an intermediate-mass black hole in a nearby galaxy offers the best evidence yet that a class of medium-size black holes exists.
Aug 11, 2014 03:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction. Continue reading →
Jul 14, 2014 01:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As part of an ongoing survey of active galaxies, the Hubble Space Telescope looked deep into the heart of one stunning example just 32 million light-years from the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Jun 25, 2014 02:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, three supermassive black holes have been discovered in a tight orbital dance inside the center of a galaxy 4 billion light-years away. Continue reading →
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