Most luminous galaxy extremely turbulent, ripping itself apart: Study
Most luminous galaxy extremely turbulent, ripping itself apart: Study

The most luminous galaxy in the universe - dubbed W2246-0526 - is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to a study.

Second largest black hole detected in Milky Way
Second largest black hole detected in Milky Way

Astronomers have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass 100 thousand times that of the Sun around the centre of the Milky Way. The team assumes that this possible "intermediate mass" black hole is a key to understanding the birth of the supermassive black holes located in the centres of galaxies.

If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up: Stephen Hawking advices depression sufferers
If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up: Stephen Hawking advices depression sufferers

When the world's smartest man speaks, you have got to listen! Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking has some excellent words of advice and hope for people suffering from depression.

Rare galaxy with 2 black holes has 1 starved of stars
Rare galaxy with 2 black holes has 1 starved of stars

An astrophysicist has discovered something even rarer than a double-black hole galaxy: a skinny black hole.

Cosmic donut around black hole clumpy, not smooth
Cosmic donut around black hole clumpy, not smooth

The new research is important for understanding the growth and evolution of massive black holes and their host galaxies.

Glimpse of black hole swallowing star, shooting flare
Glimpse of black hole swallowing star, shooting flare

Scientists for the first time caught a glimpse of a black hole swallowing a star and shooting out a high-speed flare of matter at the centre of a nearby galaxy.

NASA finding bolsters Indian theory on black hole
NASA finding bolsters Indian theory on black hole

Mitra, a distinguished alumnus of Mumbai University, said NASA's observation of giant X-ray flares from black hole can be most naturally explained by this MECO paradigm.

Astrosat delivers first Astronomer's telegram to ISRO
Astrosat delivers first Astronomer's telegram to ISRO

The SSM was pointed to GRS 1915+105, an X-ray binary star system which features a regular star and a black hole, and caught it exhibiting the ‘beta’ class of variability on 14 October 2015.

Astrosat: Five key points you need to know about the mission
Astrosat: Five key points you need to know about the mission

Taking another step forward in the country's rapidly growing space programme, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday successfully launched its Astrosat, India's first space observatory into the orbit.

11-year cosmic search casts doubt on our black hole`s understanding
11-year cosmic search casts doubt on our black hole`s understanding

An 11-year cosmic search has lead to black hole rethink.

Indian origin astronomer-led team spots mid-size black hole
Indian origin astronomer-led team spots mid-size black hole

In a first, a team including an Indian-origin astronomer has found evidence for a new intermediate-mass black hole about 5,000 times the mass of the Sun.

India to launch first space observatory Astrosat on September 28
India to launch first space observatory Astrosat on September 28

Indian space agency ISRO is all set to launch its first space observatory 'Astrosat' aimed at studying celestial bodies on board a PSLV rocket on September 28.

Smallest super massive black hole ever detected
Smallest super massive black hole ever detected

 Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have identified the smallest super-massive black hole ever detected in the centre of a galaxy.

NASA's Hubble discovers galaxy star birth mechanism
NASA's Hubble discovers galaxy star birth mechanism

Astronomers have uncovered a unique process for how the universe’s largest galaxies continue to producing stars long after their peak years of star birth.

Record-setting flare from black hole spotted by Fermi in distant galaxy
Record-setting flare from black hole spotted by Fermi in distant galaxy

NASA's Fermi has spotted record flare from black hole in distant galaxy.

Black hole with mass of 140 million Suns found

A massive black hole at the centre of a distant galaxy has the mass of 140 million Suns, scientists have found.

'Messy' teenage years of quasars unveiled

Astronomers have uncovered the mysterious early formative years of quasars, the brightest objects in the universe, using the Hubble Space Telescope's infrared vision.

'Bashful' black hole in neighboring galaxy revealed
'Bashful' black hole in neighboring galaxy revealed

Astronomers have detected what they believe is the long-sought radio emission coming from a supermassive black hole at the center of one of our closest neighboring galaxies, using the Karl G Jansky Very Large Array (VLA).

Astronomers spot shock collision inside black hole jet
Astronomers spot shock collision inside black hole jet

 Astronomers have discovered for the first time a rear-end collision between two high-speed knots of ejected matter.

Blasts of black hole winds may cut off galactic star formation
Blasts of black hole winds may cut off galactic star formation

A new research has suggested that supermassive black holes can blast gas and dust out of their host galaxies, in fact, the black hole blowhards can eject so much of a galaxy's star-building materials that they halt star formation all together.