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“NuSTAR”

Feb 20, 2014 12:19 PM ET // Irene Klotz
By tracing radioactive material in the remains of a nearby exploded star, scientists have a new understanding of what happened in the star’s final moments. Continue reading →
Dec 3, 2013 03:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a galaxy far, far away, two black holes have been spotted, trapped in a gravitational dance that can only end when they collide and merge as one. Continue reading →
Nov 26, 2013 02:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There's small black holes and supermassive black holes, but where are all the medium-sized black holes?
Sep 12, 2013 07:50 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
A powerful NASA space telescope has found not one, but 10 monster black holes lurking in the hearts of distant galaxies.
Jun 11, 2013 12:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
News about black holes is usually accompanied by some fun description of them eating stuff. But the supermassive behemoth at the center of NGC 253 has become a little... sleepy. Continue reading →
Oct 24, 2012 05:17 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Our typically mild-mannered black hole recently flared up, and NASA's new X-ray space telescope saw all the action.