Supermassive black hole

January 30, 2019

Dark Energy Gets Weirder: Mysterious Force May Vary Over Time

Dark energy is apparently even more mysterious than astronomers had thought. Scientists first proposed the existence of this invisible force two decades ago, to explain the […]
November 2, 2018

Astronomers Find Strong Evidence There is a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers watched as gas approached 30 percent the speed of light during the most detailed observation ever made of material orbiting so close to a black […]
April 9, 2018

Why Extraterrestrial Life May Be More Unlikely Than Scientists Thought

Phosphorus is an essential element for life — but that there was enough of it for life to start on Earth might just have been a […]
January 6, 2016

NASA finds supermassive black hole that ‘burps’ gas

A supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy has been spotted “burping” gas and star-forming dust, NASA says. Scientists now think black holes could be “star […]
January 4, 2016

Behold: "The Screams of a Star Being Ripped Apart"

There is more to the violence of a black hole than the cataclysmic inward suck of infinite gravity. There is a yang to the yin of […]
August 10, 2015

Black Holes

Black holes are probably some of the most terrifying specimens of astronomy existing in the universe. The gravitational pull of black holes is so overwhelmingly strong […]
March 31, 2014

Seeds of Monster Black Holes Were Surprisingly Big

The gigantic black holes that lurk at the hearts of galaxies were apparently born big. The central black holes in dwarf galaxies — the “seeds” that […]
June 2, 2013

First Glimpse of Moving Starlight

The entire cosmos is filled with light that has never been seen. Every star in every galaxy that’s ever existed in our universe has emitted starlight. Curious […]
March 25, 2013

Who is Afraid of the Big Black Hole

Black holes are violent phenomenon, and there is an element of respect when we consider them, certainly there would be fear if we had to approach […]