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.
Astronomers have determined that the Milky Way's central black hole was quite active in the past.
Astronomers have had their best look yet at a supermassive black hole in the process of shredding a star.
A population of old, volatile stellar black holes has been discovered, following an 'extraordinary outburst' from one located in a nearby galaxy.
Runaway planets could be hurtling through space at up to 30 million miles an hour, torn from their suns by a black hole.
A study of X-rays emitted a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away has positively identified a stellar mass black hole in Andromeda, a spiral galaxy located about 2.6 million light-years from Earth.
A black hole discovered by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is generating winds blowing at 20 million miles per hour - about three percent of the speed of light.
NASA astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found a cluster of young, blue stars encircling the first intermediate-mass black hole ever discovered.
The supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A has been observed emitting X-ray flares, lasting a few hours, about once a day.
Scientists are working on a pioneering scheme to view the massive black hole at the center of our galaxy.