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First Black Hole Ever Detected Is More Massive Than Thought

New observations of the first black hole ever detected have led astronomers to question what they know about the Universe’s most mysterious objects. Published...

Scientists Find Black Holes Could Reach ‘Stupendously Large’ Sizes

A recent study suggests the possible existence of "stupendously large black holes" or SLABS, even larger than the supermassive black holes already observed in...

‘Echo Mapping’ in Faraway Galaxies Could Measure Vast Cosmic Distances

When you look up at the night sky, how do you know whether the specks of light that you see are bright and far...

Hubble Finds Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Sized Black Hole

Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate-mass," which...

Violent Flaring Revealed at the Heart of a Black Hole System

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Southampton, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of a growing...

Are Black Holes Really Made of Dark Energy?

Two University of Hawai'i at Mānoa researchers have identified and corrected a subtle error that was made when applying Einstein’s equations to model the...

Mysteries of the Galaxy: Massive Bubbles Discovered in Milky Way

An international team of scientists has just discovered two massive bubbles at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The bubbles appear to be...

Will the Sun Become a Black Hole? No. Here’s Why

The Sun would need to be about 20 times more massive to end its life as a black hole. Stars that are born this...

Where in the Universe Can You Find a Black Hole Nursery?

Gravitational-wave researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new model that could help astronomers track down the origin of heavy black hole...

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