A giant black hole in the center of the galaxy 4C+29.30 is generating two powerful jets of particles.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel space observatory has made detailed observations of surprisingly hot molecular gas that may be orbiting or falling towards the supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
Astronomers are observing a black hole that woke up from a decades-long slumber to feed on a low-mass object - either a brown dwarf or a giant planet - that strayed too close.
For only the second time ever, astronomers have discovered a triple quasar system - possibly part of a much larger structure.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton, have together accurately measured, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass two million times that of our sun.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) recently spotted the brilliant glow of two black holes lurking inside spiral galaxy IC342.
Astronomers have classified a new type of galaxy after they noticed that it glowed an unusually bright green.
University of Texas astronomers have discovered the most massive black hole to date.
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have identified the biggest quasar outflow, a type of high energy explosion surrounding a massive black hole, to date.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has taken its first look at the giant black hole at the center of our galaxy - and caught it right in the middle of a flare-up.
Astronomers have snapped a supersonic jet of material blasting over two million light years from the centre of a distant galaxy.
University of Cambridge scientists have discovered a new set of enormous, rapidly growing supermassive black holes in the early universe.
NASA's Swift satellite recently detected a rising tide of high-energy X-rays from a source toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
A star has been discovered orbiting tightly round the massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, making its circuit in just eleven and a half years.
Astronomers have for the first time observed the event horizon of a black hole - the region where its pull is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.
Astrophysicists have for the first time detected the X-ray 'scream' from a star as it's consumed by a supermassive black hole.
Astronomers have identified the first known 'middleweight' black hole, after spotting outbursts of super-hot gas with CSIRO's Australia Telescope Compact Array.
Following a successful launch, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has begun its mission to discover secrets of buried black holes and other exotic objects.
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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has identified a massive black hole being ejected from its host galaxy at a staggering speed of several million miles per hour.