For the first time, astronomers have observed the rapid dimming of a distant quasar and realized that the active black hole engine must have gone on an extreme diet.
The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy recently spit out the largest X-ray flare ever seen in that region.
Fasten your seat belt and buckle your eyeballs -- 2015 should be a wild ride in space. We'll see Pluto up close for the first time EVER, zoom through the Kuiper Belt, and maybe even see black holes in detail. Ian O'Neill has his top space stories.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array has turned its gaze from distant black holes and focused on our sun, producing the most sensitive measurement of high-energy solar X-rays ever achieved.
For the first time, physicists may have traced the source of the highest energy neutrinos -- sub-atomic particles with no electrical charge that race through the universe -- to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
A survey of 93 quasars spread out over billions of light years shows the supermassive black holes in their cores are spinning in alignment, a hint that current models of the universe may be missing key data. Continue reading →
Astronomers were excited for a massive cloud of gas to fall into the black hole at the center of our galaxy, but it survived to tell the tale. What happened? Continue reading →
Christopher Nolen's movie 'Interstellar' will be an epic space adventure encapsulating humanity's need to explore the Universe, but it's the visual effects for the movie that are garnering early attention. Continue reading →
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