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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

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Chandra Observatory reveals the awesome might of the black hole

One of the most powerful black holes in the observable universe has been revealed by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

By 24 January 2014

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NASA spots giant black hole rejecting food

Astronomers at the Chandra X-ray Observatory explain why the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy doesn't consume everything in sight.

By 1 September 2013

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Milky Way's black hole catches itself a snack

The supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy has been spotted slurping up a cloud of hot gas that is falling into it.

By 8 May 2013

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Watch a black hole munch up a giant planet

Astronomers have spotted a black hole waking up and snacking on a giant planet that got a little too close.

By 10 April 2013

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Using space telescopes to measure black hole distortion

The ability to measure the distortion of space and time near the supermassive black holes lurking at the hearts of many, if not all, large galaxies may give astronomers a new tool for studying galactic evolution.

By 28 February 2013

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The beauty of black holes (pictures)

Difficult to see, these enormously dense objects are buried at the hearts of galaxies.

17 Images By 28 February 2013