Scientists just found the biggest supermassive black hole ever
Matthew Jackson

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
Matthew Jackson

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
Matthew Jackson

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.

Scientists baffled by discovery of mystery gullies on an asteroid
Matthew Jackson

The most exciting thing we can usually think of when we think of asteroids is how we might stop one from crashing into Earth someday, but now scientists have given us another bit of asteroid intrigue. A NASA probe just sent us images from one of the biggest space rocks in the asteroid belt, and they show some pretty strange topography.

That asteroid NASA said might kill us in 2040? Here's an update
Matthew Jackson

The Mayan Apocalypse didn't happen last week, and we're all back to living our lives, but it turns out there's another opportunity for world-ending calamity on the horizon. There's an asteroid out there that could slam into our planet in 2040. But will it? NASA's got the answer.

Our galactic neighborhood just got a whole lot bigger
Don Kaye

If you think our little corner of the universe is big already, prepare to have your mind blown.

Astronomers spot first planet drifting in space without a sun
Matthew Jackson

We've discovered a lot of new planets in the last few years, but this is the first one that seems to have no star to orbit.

Astronomer debunks those scientists claiming to have discovered aliens
Matthew Jackson

Don't get too excited about those organisms that supposedly came from space. An expert's already saying not so fast.

Astronomers: We think we're about to find 100 billion Earths
Dany Roth

Looks like we're about to get one step closer to finding life on other worlds.

See what may be 1st pic of a Tatooine-like planet + its 2 suns
Matthew Jackson

We've known they've existed for a while, but this is the first time we've ever seen one.

How a new discovery on Europa could lead to finding alien life
Matthew Jackson

Looks like one of Jupiter's moons could be the next great frontier in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Trekkies rejoice! One of Pluto's moons could be named after Vulcan!
Matthew Jackson

Star Trek fans seem to be making their voice heard in a contest to name one of Pluto's recently discovered moons.

Astronomers think they can now predict when a star will explode
Matthew Jackson

Supernovas are among the most powerful astronomical phenomena in the universe, but we've never been able to predict when they'll happen...until now.