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The Hunt Is On For 'Rogue' Black Holes

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science

Hundreds of wandering "rogue" black holes may dwell in the Milky Way — and now researchers say they know how to detect them. Discovering these str...

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 dis...

Black Hole Study Puts Ancient Universe In Surprising New Light

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

Black holes acting as companions to early stars may have taken more time to raise the temperature of the ancient universe than previously thought, a ...

Physicists Weigh In On Stephen Hawking's New Black Hole Paper

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 01.29.2014 | Science

Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has shaken up the popular science world with his newest study about the basic nature of black holes, but is his ...

Huge Black Hole Is Set To Do WHAT!?

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 01.26.2014 | Science

A giant gas cloud is set to spiral into the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's core in the next few months, and scientists should get a great...

Hawking Offers Radical New Take On Black Holes

natureheader | Zeeya Merali | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Most physicists foolhardy enough to write a paper claiming that “there are no black holes” — at least not in the sense we usually imagine — wo...

'Silent' Black Hole Has Astronomers Rethinking Their Theories

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Astronomers have found a quiescent black hole orbiting a massive, fast-rotating star, suggesting that these strange binary systems may be common thro...

Scientists Plan To Catch Black Hole On Camera

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 12.18.2013 | Science

A team of European astrophysicists plans to capture the world's first image of a black hole, and a newly awarded grant may help that dream come true....

Black Hole Discovery Baffles Scientists

www.weather.com | Posted 02.01.2014 | Science

A black hole located in the Pinwheel galaxy is radiating brightness more intense than astronomers thought possible....

Crazy-Fast 'Jets' Yield Answer To Big Question About Black Holes

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science

Astronomers have taken an unprecedented look at the superenergetic jets blasted out by black holes, and thus have answered a key question about the c...

Current Theory Can't Explain THIS

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science

The most luminous objects in the universe keep getting more mysterious. Astronomers have discovered a new type of quasar — an incredibly bright ga...

WATCH: Our Black Hole's Hidden Burps

| Shannon Palus | Posted 10.28.2013 | Science

These days, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy appears to be pretty docile. This wasn't always the case. New data from NASA's Cha...

Black Holes Have Hair?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Physicists have been puzzling over black holes for decades now, and while standard theories hold that the mysterious objects are "bald," new research ...

WATCH: Hawking's Big Ideas Made Simple

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.29.2013 | Science

What's at the center of a black hole? And what happens at the edge of a black hole? Stephen Hawking has some big ideas that answer these big questi...

WATCH: Are There Black Holes In The Ocean?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

Astronomers may peer deep into the cosmos to study mysterious black holes, but would you believe there are "black holes" right here on Earth? Well,...

Space Telescope Spies Huge Trove Of Monster Black Holes

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

A powerful NASA space telescope has found not one, but 10 monster black holes lurking in the hearts of distant galaxies — the first major finds fo...

EXPLAINED: Why Our Black Hole Is Such A Picky Eater

| Ron Cowen | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

A strange type of star never before found near the Milky Way’s center is providing new clues about the bizarre behavior of the supermassive black ho...

Black Hole Discovery May Help Explain Growth Of Galaxies

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

A newly discovered way to determine the spin of monster black holes could help shed light on the evolution of these bizarre objects and the galaxies ...

Giant Telescope Spies Enormous Cloud In Space

Megan Gannon | Posted 07.18.2013 | Science

Astronomers have spied a huge gas cloud being pulled like taffy around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. Their observations...

'Unique Experiment' May Let Scientists Eyeball Black Holes

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.16.2013 | Science

Black holes are essentially invisible, but astronomers are developing technology to image the immediate surroundings of these enigmas like never befo...

Ginormous Black Hole Has Dusty Surprise

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.21.2013 | Science

The most detailed observations to date of the material surrounding a gigantic black hole have surprised scientists, who say what they see conflicts w...

Weird Magnetic Star May Test Einstein Theory

natureheader | Posted 05.16.2013 | Science

By Eugenie Samuel Reich Dale Frail couldn’t resist the prospect of watching a black hole swallow its prey. Frail, who is in charge of the Very La...

Giant Black Hole Snacks On Colossal Gas Cloud

Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/08/2013 08:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com The huge, hot mess of cosmic gas that feeds the colossal black hole at the cente...

WATCH: Black Hole Chows Down On Rogue Planet

Posted 04.10.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 04/09/2013 06:14 PM EDT on SPACE.com In a cosmic first, astronomers have discovered a black hole chowing down on what may...

'Firewall' Theory Casts Doubt On Einstein

natureheader | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science

By Zeeya Merali In March 2012, Joseph Polchinski began to contemplate suicide — at least in mathematical form. A string theorist at the Kavli Insti...