Gas cloud spirals into Milky Way black hole

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have spotted a giant gas cloud being sucked into the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy.

Hubble directly observes a black hole accretion disk

A new technique to study the bright disc of matter surrounding a distant black hole is as precise as spotting individual grains of sand on the surface of the moon.

A look at The Black Hole reboot

It's really quite difficult to keep track of all the Hollywood remakes that keep on piling up.

Black hole jet seen flaring wildly

NASA's busy Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has captured rare data of a flaring black hole releasing a blazing jet.

Black hole seen swallowing a star

Astronomers have spotted a supermassive black hole in the act of shredding and consuming a star 3.9 billion light years away.

Strange gamma ray flash caused by black hole eating star

A mysterious gamma ray flash observed by the Swift satellite in late March was probably caused by a star being swallowed by a massive black hole, astronomers have concluded.

Bizarre cosmic explosion observed

Astronomers are poring over data from what they say is one of the most puzzling cosmic blasts ever observed.

ESA spots matter escaping from black hole

ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory has spotted apparently-doomed hot matter just a millisecond before plunging into a black hole - but says it appears that some of the matter may be escaping.

Astronomers 'weigh' heaviest black hole yet

Astronomers have measured the most massive known black hole in our cosmic neighborhood, weighing in at the equivalent of 6.6 billion suns.

Massive black hole challenges conventional theories

Astronomers have been astonished to find a supermassive black hole in the center of a tiny low-mass galaxy, suggesting that such black holes can form before their host galaxies.

NASA sees birth of black hole

NASA's Chandra telescope has found evidence of the youngest black hole in our area of the universe - just 30 years old at the point of observation.

Huge structure discovered at Milky Way's heart

NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered a massive structure spreading halfway across the Milky Way.

Team finds new class of black hole

Astronomers believe they've found a new type of black hole, following observations of the most extreme ultra-luminous X-ray source yet discovered.    

Black hole emits giant jets

Please don't snigger, but ESO and NASA astronomers have discovered a black hole blowing out an enormous bubble of hot gas.

Our universe may be inside a black hole, says physicist

Our entire universe may be located inside a wormhole, part of a black hole that lies within a much larger universe.