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Astronomers just watched a black hole devour a star the size of our sun
Nov 30, 2015

Astronomers got a front row-ish seat to a black hole making a star its lunch.

NASA just found there are WAY more black holes than we thought
Jun 26, 2015

We've known for some time that there are a large number of black holes out there in the universe, but it turns out previous estimates undershot the actual numbers by quite some margin. Thanks to the results of a broad scan of the sky by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey (WISE) telescope, we now know the number of black holes is actually much, much bigger than we thought.

Scientists just found the biggest supermassive black hole ever
Jun 26, 2015

Black holes are massive things. Supermassive black holes, found at the center of most spiral galaxies, are packed with hundreds of millions (if not billions) of times the mass of a star, yet they fit in relatively small spaces. The point is, they've all got lots of mass, but astronomers just found one that makes every other black hole ever seen look small.

Scientists say black holes are monstrously bigger than we thought
Jun 26, 2015

A while back, we brought you news of a supermassive black hole that was 17 billion times more massive than our sun, making it among the biggest black holes ever found. We didn't think they could get much bigger than that, but new research suggests they can, and there may be more of these monsters than we ever thought.

This is what it looks like when a black hole devours matter
Jun 26, 2015

At the center of our galaxy is a black hole nine light-years wide and four million times more massive than our Sun. It's a monstrous astronomical creature that devours matter, and thanks to a very sophisticated telescope we've got a better picture of what that looks like.

Researchers find supermassive blackhole 12 billion times larger than our sun
Feb 26, 2015

If you thought the fictional black hole at the heart of Interstellar was scary, just wait until you get a load of this real-life beast.

 

Two distant black holes could collide soon and destroy an entire galaxy
Jan 9, 2015

Two black holes are heading on a dangerous collision course that could potentially destroy an entire galaxy. It’s not the quick pitch for a new sci-fi flick — it’s science fact, happening in our universe.

Hubble telescope spots supermassive black hole in smallest known galaxy
Sep 18, 2014

While digging through some data from NASA’s Hubble telescope, a team of astronomers spotted a supermassive black hole in the smallest galaxy we’ve discovered to date.

D23: Props, costumes from Tron, Rocketeer previewed
Dec 14, 2012

Get a sneak peek at the props and costumes you'll see at the upcoming D23 Expo.