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Jan 16, 2016 02:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This massive black hole candidate may be of the 'intermediate-mass' variety, possibly tying up a perplexing astrophysical puzzle.
Jan 4, 2016 05:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although a mysterious cloud of gas was supposed to get eaten by the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, its survival has revealed some interesting features surrounding the gravitational behemoth.
Sep 22, 2015 04:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As stars whip around our galaxy's supermassive black hole, they should generate their own special kind of 'sonic boom' -- could astronomers detect them?
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 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 12:50 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
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.
Jun 1, 2015 01:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have witnessed, for the first time, a relativistic collision in a black hole jet millions of light-years from Earth.
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