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A new supermassive black hole puzzles scientists

Scientists have found a black hole 12 billion times more massive than the Sun that was formed so soon after the Big Bang it's challenging what we know about black holes.

By 27 February 2015

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Dark matter guides growth of supermassive black holes

A winner has been declared in the debate about stars, dark matter and black holes, and it can help us understand how elliptical galaxies grow.

By 20 February 2015

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Black hole storm in a Teacup (Galaxy)

Astronomers have spotted in an otherwise not-very-interesting galaxy a raging storm erupting from the black hole at its core.

By 13 February 2015

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Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.

By 10 January 2015

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NASA spots massive outburst from our very own black hole

Its root cause still undetermined, a huge X-ray flare from the Milky Way's center has made NASA scientists sit up and take notice.

By 7 January 2015

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Black-hole telescope gazes at the sun through X-ray eyes

An X-ray telescope designed to hunt for black holes takes a look at the sun and helps NASA deliver an intense portrait of our closest star.

By 24 December 2014

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Hungry black hole sucks up weight of 100 billion billion hot dogs a minute

Astronomers have located a black hole that appears to be from a new class of cosmic champion eaters.

By 9 October 2014

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Are we all here because of a black hole?

While we typically think of black holes as death pits from which nothing can escape, recent studies suggest black holes play a pivotal role in creating stars. Could one have created our sun?

By 19 September 2014

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NASA finds tiniest galaxy has 'supermassive' black hole

The agency's Hubble Space Telescope spots one of the smallest galaxies ever discovered -- with a giant black hole at its core.

By 18 September 2014

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Stephen Hawking declares: 'There are no black holes'

Consternation and angst reign after the famed physicist suggests there are no black holes from which light can't escape to infinity.

By 26 January 2014