Black hole

Earth just got 2000 light-years closer to supermassive black hole in the centre of our galaxy

Did you know that Earth just got 7 km/s faster and about 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy?

Dec 02, 2020, 00:44 AM IST

Black hole devours Sun-sized star, astronomers capture exact moment: Watch

The phenomenon, known as a tidal disruption event, is the closest such flare has been recorded to date at just over 215 million light-years from Earth.

Oct 14, 2020, 00:29 AM IST

Gravitational wave from merger of two black holes over 7 billion years ago detected

A team of scientists on Wednesday announced that a gravtational wave generated by the merger of two black holes about 7 billion years ago when the the universe was about half its age, has been detected. 

Sep 03, 2020, 13:21 PM IST

Explained: What happens when a giant black hole does not intervene in life of a galaxy cluster

A new study conducted by a team of astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes has revealed what can happen when a giant black hole fails to intervene in the life of a galaxy cluster.

Aug 04, 2020, 12:03 PM IST

Researchers find out flickers coming from center of Milky Way

Astronomers also believe that a supermassive black hole with a mass of 4 million suns is located at the center of Sagittarius A*. 

May 25, 2020, 16:44 PM IST

Record-breaking explosion in universe, created by black hole 390 million light-years away, spotted by astronomers

Astronomers have spotted a record-breaking explosion created by a black hole some 390 million light-years away in the universe. According to, this record-breaking, gargantuan explosion came from a black hole in a distant galaxy cluster hundreds of millions of light-years away, the astronomers said.

Feb 28, 2020, 07:45 AM IST

Scientists find monster black hole that 'should not exist' in Milky Way

A team of Chinese astronomers have discovered a black hole so gigantic in the Milky Way galaxy, that it has contradicted the existing models of star evolution.

Nov 28, 2019, 10:32 AM IST

'Cloaked' black hole discovered in early universe

According to current theories, a dense cloud of gas feeds material into the disk surrounding a supermassive black hole during its period of early growth, which "cloaks" or hides much of the quasar's bright light from our view.

Aug 09, 2019, 15:44 PM IST

Plasma-spewing black hole dragging spacetime

The jets appear to be rapidly rotating with high-speed clouds of plasma -- potentially just minutes apart -- shooting out of the black hole in different directions.

May 02, 2019, 19:01 PM IST

First-ever blackhole to be photographed named 'Powehi'

The first-ever blackhole to be pictured has been named `Powehi` by a Hawaiian professor Larry Kimura, who was tasked with the job by astronomers involved in the project.

Apr 13, 2019, 06:04 AM IST

Furore over 'black hole' photo forces China's largest image provider to shut

Shares in the company slumped by the maximum 10 per cent allowed.

Apr 12, 2019, 23:48 PM IST

First-ever picture of a black hole captured in historic space breakthrough

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) -- a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration -- was designed to capture images of a black hole.

Apr 10, 2019, 19:02 PM IST

Scientists detect four new gravitational waves

US-based LIGO and Europe-based VIRGO gravitational-wave detectors have recorded gravitational waves from a total of 10 black hole mergers and one merger of neutron stars.

Dec 04, 2018, 15:47 PM IST

Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein’s 100-year-old general theory of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole.

Jul 31, 2018, 10:50 AM IST

Scientists discover the fastest growing black hole which eats a Sun every two days

The energy emitted from this newly discovered supermassive black hole, also known as a quasar, was mostly ultraviolet light but also radiated x-rays.

May 16, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

Russian astronomers discover new black hole, dedicate it to Stephen Hawking

The newborn black hole, which lies in the Ophiuchus constellation, was spotted two days after Stephen Hawking's demise.

Mar 22, 2018, 11:04 AM IST

Lonely black hole hiding in giant star cluster identified

Astronomers discovered that one of the stars in a global cluster is being flung backwards and forwards at speeds of several hundred thousand kilometres per hour, with the pattern repeating every 167 days.

Jan 18, 2018, 19:10 PM IST

Super massive discovery: Scientists unveil most distant black hole

The newly found black hole is voraciously devouring material at the centre of a galaxy – a phenomenon called a quasar. 

Dec 07, 2017, 12:34 PM IST

Infant stars found near Milky Way's supermassive black hole

The observations were made with Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an observatory in Chile.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:36 PM IST