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.

First black hole orbiting `spinning` star discovered

Spanish scientists have discovered what may be the first binary system ever known to consist of a black hole and a "spinning" star, which is more accurately known as a Be-type star.

Dwarf galaxies could help reveal supermassive black holes` origin

Astronomers have discovered more than 100 small, dwarf galaxies with characteristics indicating that they harbor massive black holes feeding on surrounding gas; this could help resolve the question as to how black holes originated and grew in the early universe.

Gas cloud set to collide with supermassive black hole at Milky Way`s core

Astronomers have discovered that a mysterious gas cloud about three times the mass of Earth is spiraling towards the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way`s core.

Black hole`s birth kills `exploding` radio star

Astronomers have found a new population of exploding stars that "switch off" their radio transmissions before collapsing into a Black Hole.

New project could help you become cosmic explorer

`Radio Galaxy Zoo` launched Tuesday is a new `citizen science` project that lets anyone become a cosmic explorer.

Fast radio bursts` may be coming from nearby stars

Researchers have claimed that "fast radio bursts", lasting for only a thousandth of a second, may be coming from within our own galaxy, and not from galaxies billions of light-years away as previously believed.

Astronomers glimpse infrastructure of Gamma-ray burst jets

Astronomers have used observations from a novel instrument to look at magnetic fields at the heart of gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic explosions in the universe.

Hubble reveals first pics of Milky Way galaxy`s formative years

NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope has shown how Milky Way looked in it`s formative years.

Unusual new type of black-hole quasar discovered

A research team has discovered a surprising new class of quasars- a super-bright disk of hot gas surrounding a black hole- in distant galaxies that even the most current theories had not predicted.

Black hole discovered in star cluster M62

Researchers have found evidence of another black hole in a globular cluster known as M62.