New space telescope concept may provide 1k times sharper images than Hubble

New space telescope concept may provide 1,000 times sharper images than Hubble Space Telescope, it has been reported.

NASA's Chandra detects largest X-ray flare from Milky Way's black hole

NASA's Chandra has made the groundbreaking detection of the largest X-ray flare ever detected from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

'Perfect storm' turbulence squelching star formation found around supermassive Black Hole
'Perfect storm' turbulence squelching star formation found around supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers have recently detected a "perfect storm" turbulence that was crushing star formation around a supermassive Black Hole by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

A jettisoned black hole discovered?
A jettisoned black hole discovered?

Researchers analysing decades of observations from NASA's Swift satellite have discovered an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away.

Mysterious object at galaxy's centre identified as pair of binary stars
Mysterious object at galaxy's centre identified as pair of binary stars

A team of researchers believe that they have solved the mystery of the bizarre object at the center of the galaxy.

Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole
Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole

Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of low-mass black hole, which is a bright celestial body that emits X-ray, the University of Turku has said.

Astronomers observe star's fortunate escape from black hole with minor damage

Astronomers have recently observed a star escaping, with only a small part of its mass torn off, after almost being captured by a black hole.

Astronomers discover hungry black hole that gobbles up weight of 100 billion billion hot dogs a minute
Astronomers discover hungry black hole that gobbles up weight of 100 billion billion hot dogs a minute

Scientists have recently discovered a rare black hole with a voracious appetite which is gobbling up nearby stars at a speed 10 times faster than previously thought possible.

Astronomers discover a rare black hole in Cigar Galaxy
Astronomers discover a rare black hole in Cigar Galaxy

Pooja Bhula tells you about what makes the black hole discovered in Cigar Galaxy interesting and some fun facts about the this astronomical phenomenon

Astronomers discover 'tiniest' galaxy that contains 'giant' black hole
Astronomers discover 'tiniest' galaxy that contains 'giant' black hole

Astronomers has recently found a smallest known galaxy that contains an enormous black hole.

Astronomers discover intermediate-sized `rare` black hole in galaxy Messier 82

Scientists have recently discovered an intermediate-sized black hole for the very first time in the nearby galaxy Messier 82.

Supermassive black hole blows molecular gas out of galaxy at one million kilometres per hour: Study

New research by academics at the University of Sheffield has solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the evolution of galaxies, deepening our understanding of the future of the Milky Way.

New findings poke holes in Black Hole `Doughnut` theory

A team of astronomers using NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) to survey more than 170,000 supermassive black holes have now decided to re-examine a decades-old theory about the varying appearances of these interstellar objects.

Computer simulation supports `holographic` theory describing a black hole

A research group composed of four researchers has tested numerically a "holographic" theory, which was conjectured to describe accurately the dynamical phenomena occurring in a black hole.

Newly discovered `hypervelocity star` could provide clues about `dark matter`

Researchers have discovered a "hypervelocity star" that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far.

Hawking`s black hole puzzle solved, claims US scientist

A Michigan State University researcher has claimed to plug the hole in famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking’s black hole theory.

Spin of distant black hole measured at half of speed of light

A supermassive black hole inside a distant quasar spins at about 336 million mph (540 million kph) or roughly half the speed of light, according to research published on Wednesday in the journal Nature.

New superpowered black hole discovered in nearby galaxy

A team of astronomers from Australia and America have found a new superpowered small black hole, named MQ1, in nearby galaxy M83.

What actually happens when a star is sucked in by a black hole

A new research has tried to show what exactly happens during the destruction of a star as it falls into a black hole.

Scientists discover extremely powerful black hole

Astronomers have spotted one of the most powerful black holes known, according to NASA.