Massive black holes may just be blocking the formation of new stars in aging galaxies. Scientists have found that the radio-frequency-emitting particles that the black holes spew out can halt the creation of stars.
Scientists have long wondered whether matter is falling into the massive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy, or being ejected from it. Now, scientists are searching for an answer.
Scientists have stumbled on a pulsating dead star shining with the energy of about 10 million stars. Called a pulsar, this dead star was previously thought to be a black hole because it was so powerful.
A certain black hole is more insatiable than expected. Astronomers have discovered a black hole that is consuming gas from a nearby star about 10 times faster than previously thought possible.
Scattered across the universe are some more mysterious black holes of an intermediate size and now, astronomers have gotten a closer look at one with the help of light pulses.
Scientists have found out that black holes may be more ravenous than expected. They've registered three possible occasions of the total destruction of stars by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.
A new model reveals how early black holes could have grown to masses over a billion times that of our own sun.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the massive forces surrounding black holes, and have found that the gravitational fields around them may just eddy and swirl, creating a turbulent region of space.
Scientists have learned a bit more about these black holes and have found that magnetic fields play an impressive role in the systems' dynamics.
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope has uncovered some new information about two classes of black-hole-powered galaxies.
How many supermassive black holes do you have to survey to learn more about them? You have to look at about 170,000. After a massive survey using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), astronomers have poked a hole in a theory that has, until now, survived for decades.