NASA telescope aboard giant balloon set for take off
NASA telescope aboard giant balloon set for take off

A giant balloon fitted with a new NASA telescope to spot black holes is set to take off this month.

Black hole trio discovery may explain Einstein`s theory

In a first, scientists have found three closely orbiting super-massive black holes in a galaxy more than four billion light years away, a discovery that may aid the search for gravitational waves predicted by Einstein.

Tightly packed trio of black holes discovered

Astronomers have discovered three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than 4 billion light years away.

How supermassive black holes interact with host galaxies

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behavior around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548.

Researchers debunk `black holes not being turbulent` theory

New research has revealed that the accepted wisdom about spacetime not being turbulent could be wrong.

`Violent` gamma-ray outbursts near supermassive black holes

An international team of astronomers led by Lars Fuhrmann from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, used some of the best single-dish radio telescopes for several years, in combination with NASA`s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, to study the place where high energy outbursts occur.

How black holes are formed

A partnership of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, Ikerbasque and the CSIC-Spanish National Research Council is participating in the detecting, for the first time, of circular light coming from a recently created black hole.

Binary supermassive black holes discovered

An international research team has discovered a pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another.

How black holes swallow stars

Researchers have revealed how black holes swallow stars.

Little gas cloud`s fate could reveal much about growth of black holes

Researchers have said that the gas cloud that`s edging closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy could reveal much about these entities.

Bullying black holes prevent star formation in nearby elliptical galaxies

A new research has found that massive elliptical galaxies in the nearby Universe contain plenty of cold gas, but still they fail to produce new stars as jets from the central supermassive black hole heat or stir up the gas.

Clouds circling supermassive black holes spotted

Astronomers have reported seeing huge clouds of gas orbiting supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

Early universe `warmed up` much later than previously believed

A new study reveals that black holes, formed from the first stars in our universe, heated the gas throughout space later than previously thought.

Black hole theory my `biggest blunder,` says Stephen Hawking

After a series of controversies surrounding Black holes,Stephen Hawking is clarifying his stance on them and the role played by them in the universe.

Black holes can exist without event horizon: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking`s (famous theoretical physicist) new theory has startled the scientific world and has challenged the notion about black holes upturning the whole mystery surrounding them.

Physicists find evidence that universe could be one big hologram

A team of physicists have claimed to have found some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be a hologram.

Scientists puzzled over neutron stars` x-ray superbursts origin

Scientists are trying to find what exactly powers neutron stars` x-ray superbursts.

Quantum entanglement not possible without wormhole

Researchers have shown that by creating two entangled black holes, then pulling them apart, they formed a wormhole-essentially a "shortcut" through the universe-connecting the distant black holes.

Two `dancing` black holes sighted at heart of remote galaxy

Astronomers using NASA`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have spotted what appears to be two supermassive black holes, at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners.

Smaller black holes have bigger appetites than larger ones

A new study suggests that a relatively small black hole (20-30 times the mass of our Sun) can sustain a hugely voracious appetite while consuming material in an efficient and tidy manner - something that was previously thought impossible.