'Oddball galaxy' is host to most massive black hole

University of Texas astronomers have discovered the most massive black hole to date.

Biggest quasar explosion recorded

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.  

Planets smashed to smithereens near supermassive black holes

The fat, doughnut-shaped clouds of dust that surround about half of supermassive black holes could be the remnants of planets and asteroids that have smashed into each other at incredible speeds.