The continuous outflow and inflow of molecular gas in the galaxy cluster Abell 2597 has never been seen before
The recent detection of flares circling the heavy-weight objects has revealed how they grow and consume matter
Astronomers devise new strategy which could lead to a triplication in the number of known stellar mass black holes
Hint: it doesn’t end well for Earth…
Are these dense objects scattered throughout the universe?
Could there be anything on the other side of these massive gravitational wells?
What do we know about these rather intense gravitational regions?
Astronomers are still hunting down the mysterious dark matter that makes up most of the matter in the Universe
Often found around a star or black hole, we find out what an accretion disc is
We take a look at the life so far of one of the greatest physicists of the modern day.
Sophie Allan from the National Space Centre answers this question for us.
Meet the stars that could be responsible for space, time and our existence in the latest issue – out now!
As galaxies prepare to collide, their central black holes become concealed with gas and dust
Some 290 million years ago, a star much like the Sun wandered too close to the central black hole of its galaxy
Data from NASA’s Swift spacecraft, amongst other telescopes, suggest black holes swallow stellar debris in bursts
NASA’s space telescope has found that the black hole ate its last big meal about 6 million years ago
The new finding marks the beginning of the search for quiet black holes
NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has identified the farthest gamma-ray blazars, a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by supersized black holes
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