One of the most powerful events in the universe occurs when two black holes collide. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this event and have learned a bit more about what happens when two orbiting black holes become one.
It turns out that black holes may not always be turbulent. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have discovered regions where certain organic molecules endure the intense radiation near the supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy NGC 1068, also known as ...
Scientists may have discovered the most massive black hole in the early universe to date. They've found a super bright quasar in the early universe powered by a supermassive black hole.
Stars and planets are made of particles--not antiparticles. This asymmetry, which favors matter slightly, has puzzled scientists for years. Now, though, a group of physicists may have solved this mystery
A certain comet has survived what could have been a fatal encounter with the sun. Although the comet skimmed past our nearest star on Feb. 18 to 21, it managed to continue on its way relatively intact.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken the most detailed picture yet of a large, edge-one, dusty disk encircling the 20-million-year-old star, Beta Pictoris. The new image reveals a bit more about this star and the disk that surrounds it.
This spring, Hubble will celebrate 25 years of operations at an exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. And now, former NASA astronaut and current senior advisor of space programs of the museum, Mike Massimino, has given his thoughts about the future of the telescope in an interview with HN...
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has officially completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the Martian upper atmosphere.
Astronomers are learning a big more about black holes and their fierce winds. By looking at the spend of ambient gas spewing out from a well-known quasar, researchers are learning how host galaxies and their black holes might have evolved at the same time.
For the first time ever, NASA's Van Allen probes have caught a solar shockwave in the act.
How much does dark matter impact our planet? It could potentially influence mass extinction events on Earth.
A certain rocky exoplanet could tell researchers how our solar system was formed. Scientists have made some new observations of a small rocky world that may increase our understanding of how planets were first created.