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Black Holes

We're finally going to find out what black holes look like. Sort of.
Feb 23, 2017

Black holes have no light to show up on an image, but the Event Horizon Telescope will use radio telescope data to capture the first-ever photographic evidence of an event horizon.

This misbehaving black hole spits out star stuff
Jan 30, 2017

The supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way is waging a galactic spitball war. 

New NASA mission designed to search for gigantic black holes
Jan 6, 2017

They’re a staple of science fiction, and a new NASA mission aims to search out the monstrous black holes hiding across the universe.

Scientists think they've figured out how to travel through a black hole (but it'd probably still kill you)
Aug 8, 2016

Black holes are one of the most fascinating miracles in nature, and hold the potential promise of hopping across (or between) universes. There’s just one problem — we don’t exactly know how to actually survive traveling through a wormhole. Until now. Maybe.

Zombie black hole reanimates and eats a star
Aug 1, 2016

X-ray echoes from what seems like sci-fi space horror could tell us about something hiding in the universe.

We might have just found out what dark matter is made of
Jun 27, 2016

Primordial black holes might solve a mystery billions of years old … at least, one scientist thinks so. 

So this is what happened to Japan's black hole satellite that mysteriously disappeared
Apr 28, 2016

Japan’s space agency launched a satellite aimed to study black holes back in February, then abruptly lost contact with the craft in March. Now we finally know what caused the mysterious disappearance.

A dozen black holes are all shooting out energy in the same direction
Apr 25, 2016

There are a dozen black holes all spewing radio waves and gas in the same direction. Coincidence, or evidence of how the universe itself is comprised? That’s what researchers are trying to figure out.

Japan sent a $273 million satellite out to study the cosmos, and no one knows what happened to it
Mar 28, 2016

Japan’s space agency launched a cutting-edge satellite last month designed to study the cosmos, with a focus on black holes and the genesis of the universe. But now? No one knows what happened to it.

Hubble Space Telescope eyes new 'supermassive' black hole
Feb 19, 2016

Check out this monstrous black hole 21 billion times bigger than our sun!

Stephen Hawking's new theory gives us hope if ever stuck in a black hole
Aug 27, 2015

Entering the most destructive force in the universe may have an unexpected outcome.