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Our Galaxy's Core Mysteriously Erupted With a Beam of Light, Scientists Say

The explosion stretched for hundreds of thousands of light years into space and “must have been a bit like a lighthouse beam,” researchers say in a new study.


Three Supermassive Black Holes Are on a Crash Course, NASA Says

“This is the strongest evidence yet found for such a triple system of actively feeding supermassive black holes.”


Here’s How Scientists Plan to Watch Supermassive Black Hole Collisions

“When these objects merge, there is more energy produced than the rest of the universe put together.”


This Runaway ‘Hypervelocity’ Star Was Catapulted from the Milky Way’s Disk

“This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars.”


NASA Captures Stunning Images of ‘Nuclear Superbubbles’ in an Alien Galaxy

NGC 3079 is spitting out particles that balloon across thousands of light years in space.


Astronomers Confirm Einstein’s Theory of Relativity By Watching a Star Orbit a Black Hole

Astronomers watched as a star passed within 12 billion miles of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way and reached a speed of 15 million miles per hour.


Around 10,000 Black Holes Are at the Center of the Galaxy, Study Says

The supermassive black hole at the galactic core seems to have an abundance of smaller black hole friends.


Supermassive Black Holes Don’t Just Destroy Stars—They Help Form New Ones

Black holes regulate the galaxies around them.


Astrophysicists Trace 'Big Bird' Neutrino to Ancient Exploding Galaxy

A single particle, born 9.1 billion light-years away.


Supermassive Black Holes May Be All Over the Damn Place

According to astronomers, even the quietest regions of space may be populated by sky-chewing black holes.


Japan’s Lost Hitomi Satellite Phoned Home. Can It Still Be Saved?

Japan says it received two brief communications from Hitomi since losing contact.


What Missing Satellite? Why Canadian Scientists Aren't Talking About JAXA

The Hitori satellite's status is unknown, after losing contact with Earth.