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Sep 24, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy has started to stir and astronomers are pondering whether the uptick in flare activity has been triggered by the passage of a mysterious dust-enshrouded star.
Aug 28, 2015 05:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a galaxy, 600 million light-years away, a black hole deathmatch is ripping up spacetime, exposing some fascinating dynamics at the heart of a powerful quasar.
Aug 27, 2015 12:06 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Has Stephen Hawking found the 'emergency exit' for information falling into a black hole?
Aug 26, 2015 08:34 AM ET // Mike Wall,
Stephen Hawking may have just solved one of the most vexing mysteries in physics — the 'information paradox.'
Aug 24, 2015 12:04 PM ET // Jason Major
Europe's XMM-Newton telescope took an X-ray scan of the Milky Way's core, capturing some dazzling high-energy delights.
Aug 11, 2015 05:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered the smallest supermassive black hole lurking in the center of a dwarf galaxy around 340 million light-years away. Small it may be, but it could help to unlock some pretty hefty black hole mysteries.
Jul 10, 2015 04:00 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Astronomers convened to present the latest findings on just about everything under the sun, and well beyond our solar system.
Jul 10, 2015 12:50 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi,
A newfound giant black hole nearly as massive as 7 billion suns is dozens of times larger than astronomers expected given its host galaxy's size, researchers say.
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