supermassive black holes

9.26.19

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.”

8.13.19

Our Galaxy's Black Hole Suddenly Lit Up and Nobody Knows Why

In May, the supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way became 75 times brighter in just two hours.

5.24.19

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.”

6.14.18

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.

7.3.17

Astronomers Observe Slowest Objects Ever Tracked Through Space

The supermassive black holes of galaxy 0402+379 are a couple of cosmic snails.

2.14.17

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

Black holes regulate the galaxies around them.

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8.13.16

How to Get an Intergalactic Sun Tan Without Leaving Earth

Ten trillionths of your sun tan is the result of photons made by distant stars and supermassive black holes.