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Chinese Academy of Sciences leads discovery of unpredicted stellar black hole

The monster black hole is located 15 thousand light-years from Earth and has been named LB-1.

27 Nov 2019 Nature

How to observe a ‘black hole symphony’ using gravitational wave astronomy

Shrouded in mystery since their discovery, the phenomenon of black holes continues to be one of the most mind-boggling enigmas in our universe.

18 Nov 2019 Nature Astronomy

Milky Way’s big black hole hurls star to infinity and beyond

An international study has discovered a star travelling at more than six million km/h through the Milky Way after being flung from the centre of our galaxy by a supermassive black hole.

13 Nov 2019 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes

These are smaller than researchers believed possible.

31 Oct 2019 Science

Researchers apply the squeeze to better detect stellar-mass black holes

Scientists have found a way to better detect all collisions of stellar-mass black holes in the Universe.

31 Oct 2019 Nature Photonics

Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded

Researchers find evidence of a cataclysmic flare that punched so far out of the galaxy its impact was felt 200,000 light years away.

6 Oct 2019 Astrophysical Journal

Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes

The observations, which constitute a very detailed map of the filaments, were made on SSA22, a massive proto-cluster of galaxies located about 12 billion light years away in the constellation of Aquarius, making it a structure of the very early universe.

3 Oct 2019 Science

Scientists watch a black hole shredding a star

'Lucky' observation gives most detailed look ever of the phenomenon.

26 Sep 2019 The Astrophysical Journal

Giant balloon-like structures discovered at center of Milky Way

International team detects radio bubbles with South Africa's MeerKAT telescope.

11 Sep 2019 Nature

Space dragons: Researchers observe energy consumption in quasars

Researchers, for the first time, have observed the accelerated rate at which eight quasars consume interstellar fuel to feed their black holes.

4 Sep 2019 Nature

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