Analysis by an independent team has ferreted out seven candidates for gravitational-wave events from merging black holes.
NASA's TESS exoplanet-hunting satellite has provided astronomers with a front-row seat as a black hole shreds a close-venturing star.
The hypnotizing effect of a black hole on its surroundings appears to dramatic effect in this simulation.
The Milky Way's black hole' flares unexpectedly, a distant black hole gets the hiccups, and a reanalysis of LIGO data shows the first detection of black hole "ringdown."
A second team of astronomers has now confirmed the light from a star passing near our galaxy’s central black hole behaved as predicted by Einstein’s theory of gravity.
Only a month into a new observing run, gravitational-wave observatories have announced five new signals — one of which could turn out to be a black hole swallowing a neutron star.
The Event Horizon Telescope creates the image of a black hole shadow thanks to the precise coordination of a worldwide telescope network. Here’s how they do it.
The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has reconstructed the shadow of a supermassive black hole.
Astronomers are reconsidering primordial black holes as an answer to the invisible matter mystery, but recent observations disfavor at least some sizes of black hole.
Astronomers have overcome the interference of clumpy interstellar gas to catch a glimpse of the gas around the Milky Way’s central black hole.
The most distant magnified quasar known promises to shed light on the universe's early years.
Astronomers are taking a cue from bats, using a method similar to echolocation to map out the feeding environment around a black hole.
The glow of a star torn up by a supermassive black hole has enabled researchers to measure how fast the black hole whirls around.
Astronomers have “imaged” gas as it orbits a supermassive black hole some 2 billion light-years away.
The rising count of gravitational-wave events is giving us a new look at a once-invisible population of black holes.
A re-analysis of data from LIGO and Virgo brings the number of gravitational-wave detections to 11, including the most distant and most powerful black-hole merger yet discovered.
New observations have captured a feeding black hole in our galaxy as it bursts onto the scene.
Astronomers have detected three flares from near our galaxy’s central black hole that look like gas closely orbiting the unseen object.
Off-kilter, curved, and otherwise unusual beams of plasma from galaxies’ cores might track the dueling dances of two supermassive black holes.
New calculations reveal what two supermassive black holes about to merge would look like in ultraviolet and X-rays.
How did supermassive black holes form? Two studies discovered dozens of middling-mass black holes in dwarf galaxies to fuel an ongoing debate.
An X-ray telescope recently installed on the International Space Station has provided a detailed look at a black hole feeding off its companion star.
Astronomers have seen a star’s light redden as it passed our galaxy’s central black hole, just as general relativity predicts.
New observations give more fuel to the concept of intermediate-mass black holes.
Astronomers have watched the growth of a jet fueled by a shredded star.