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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

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X-rays key to spin rate of black holes (pictures)

Data from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton and NASA's NuSTAR space telescopes is enabling astronomers to measure the rate of spin for black holes.

6 Images By 28 February 2013

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NASA data may have uncovered galaxy's youngest black hole

A rare distorted supernova explosion leads scientists to believe they may be witnessing the birth of a black hole for the first time ever.

By 14 February 2013

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Rare supernova remnant may contain our youngest black hole

NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope has captured a picture of a distorted supernova remnant that may contain the most recently formed black hole in the Milky Way.

By 14 February 2013