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Astronomers using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii have discovered the closest black hole yet to Earth. It is 1,600 light-years away.
Telescopium the Telescope is a constellation that appears best in southern skies, south of the Teapot. It contains the closest black hole to Earth.
A group of scientists known as the 'black hole police' have found their 1st black hole, a dormant black hole orbiting a massive star just outside our galaxy.
Newly discovered speedy star S4716 is the fastest-known star orbiting our Milky Way's central black hole, which is called Sagittarius A*.
For the first time, astronomers have discovered a lone black hole, moving like a ghost or phantom among the stars of our Milky Way galaxy.
Astronomers released a long-sought image of our Milky Way's supermassive black hole yesterday. Here are 4 things we know.
Astronomers have succeeded in capturing the 1st direct image of our Milky Way's black hole, a monster with the mass of 4 million suns!
A large galaxy typically has a supermassive black hole at its heart. These black holes contains millions - to billions - of times our sun's mass.
Astronomers have spotted the tightest-knit pair of supermassive black holes ever seen. They will collide in 10,000 years, shaking the fabric of spacetime.
Black holes are regions of space with gravitational fields so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. Their sizes vary from stellar to supermassive.
For the 1st time ever, astronomers say they have found a solitary, wandering black hole in our galaxy. It is estimated to be 7.1 times the mass of the sun.
New data from the heart of dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 suggest some black holes help create stars. They also bring light on how the first supermassive black holes formed.
In its second data release in early January 2022, scientists with IPTA announced early glimpses of a gravitational wave background.
Our Milky Way's central black hole flares unpredictably, both day to day and also over the long term. Astronomers want to know why.
Scientists used the Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope to take the most detailed image yet of the black hole eruption inside galaxy Centaurus A.
Huge rings of dust were discovered by astronomers around the black hole V404 Cygni in 2015. The rings are only visible in X-ray images.
Scientists discovered that Palomar 5 has a large proportion of black holes and will one day lose all its stars and be made entirely of black holes.
What happens when black holes swallow neutron stars? Scientists could only speculate until recently. Now we have measurements of 2 such events!
Supermassive black holes help form stars, according to a new study. They do it by clearing the way in the outskirts of the galaxies where they reside.
NASA has released a cool new visualization showing two massive black holes orbiting each other in a stunning display of light. The intense gravity and other phenomena all play a part in producing this mesmerizing display. Watch here.