A mission that will allow astronomers to explore the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic objects in the universe has been announced
The mystery extraordinarily brilliant point of light seen in a distant galaxy has been solved
Astronomers have found the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy
Physicists have demonstrated that what occurs on the space-time boundary of the two merging objects can be simply explained – at least when black holes collide
A recent study suggests that matter might in fact survive its foray into these space objects and come out the other side
“It is a bit like twisting a spoon in honey”
New research shows that the emission thought to be an afterglow actually originated from a distant galaxy’s core
Is the universe a hologram? The reality of the cosmos could be stranger than you think…
A bizarrely-shaped black hole could cause Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a foundation of modern physics, to break down
A jet from a very distant supermassive black hole being illuminated by the oldest light in the universe has been discovered
A giant jet spanning continuously for many light years is seen racing out of the galaxy Pictor A
Scientists have discovered a hungry black hole swallowing a star at the centre of a nearby galaxy
The strange behaviour of black holes has become somewhat less mysterious recently, according to NASA’s Swift spacecraft and NuSTAR satellite
A tidal disruption event in a galaxy that lies about 290 million light years from Earth has been spotted
An enormous black hole has woken up ravenously hungry, offering an exciting opportunity for astronomers
Is there a limit to how much these exotic objects can consume?
If we were able to send a spacecraft into a position to grab a bird’s-eye picture of our galaxy, would we able to see Sagittarius A*?
We find out if our universe came from the high gravity objects known as black holes
NASA’s Patrick Troutman speculates on the future of our planet
Can you venture into a black hole and live to tell the tale?