Two future ESA missions will provide a unique insight into enormous cosmic collisions with black holes
Astronomers have, for the first time, imaged a supermassive black hole, which resides in the heart of a distant galaxy called Messier 87
These “giant monsters” were observed suddenly devouring gas in their surroundings
The act of galaxies merging are extreme events and result in anarchy that is superb to observe
Could black holes be a factory for unusual material at their hearts?
Magnetic fields have been seen to manipulate the material surrounding a black hole by observing the nearby galaxy Cygnus A
This result is the culmination of 26 years of observations made by the Very Large Telescope in Chile
Researchers have come up with a theory explaining why we see different radiation from the same star-destroying event
Analysis of the ‘butterfly’ galaxy NGC 6240 shows black hole ejections and stellar winds stop the birth of new stars
A team of international astronomers has found a selection of black holes, even larger than supermassive black holes, up to 3.5 billion light years away
The theory can explain why stars are created in the most extreme cosmic environments
A recent study has revealed a link between the mass of a galaxy’s supermassive black hole and its stellar history
Fewer than ten of these double gigantic high-gravity objects were known previously
Astronomers have unearthed a new process for how a galaxy feeds the supermassive black hole at its core
By observing stars near our galaxy’s centre, astronomers have seen hints of Einstein’s theory of relativity
This detection of miniature orbital motion could be the missing evidence in the galaxy formation theory
Radio observations of Cygnus A show an unusual object near the centre, not shown in prior radio observations.
Astronomers have found the shredded remains of a galaxy that passed through a larger galaxy
A number of supermassive black holes, clouded from direct view by gas and dust, have been found
Discover the power of supermassive black holes in the latest issue of All About Space magazine, on sale now.