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Supermassive Black Holes Could Be More Common Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.07.2016 | Science

This is heavy. The universe may be teeming with supermassive black holes, suggests new research that could completely overhaul scientists' understandi...

Black Hole Eats A Star The Size Of Our Sun... And Burps

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 12.01.2015 | Science

This cosmic giant has no manners. Some 300 million light years away, a supermassive black hole has swallowed a star and burped up a jet of matter at ...

This Is What The Center Of Our Galaxy Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.22.2015 | Science

This new, unprecedented image of the Milky Way shows that our galaxy's core is a pretty tumultuous place. The compiled image of photos taken by the Eu...

Astronomers Reveal Monster Black Hole's Dizzying Speed

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

For the first time, astronomers have directly measured how fast a black hole spins, clocking its rotation at nearly half the speed of light. The dist...

Black Holes Come Into the Light

Caleb Scharf | Posted 10.22.2012 | Science
Caleb Scharf

Stephen Hawking has made rather pessimistic wagers about them, and no one has yet seen them up close. Yet despite all of this, the near mythological objects we now call black holes turn out to play a noisy role in making the cosmos appear the way it does.

Monster Black Hole Caught Swallowing Unlucky Star

Posted 05.02.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 05/02/2012 01:09 PM EDT on SPACE.com Call it a Cosmic Scene Investigation: For the first time, scientists have iden...