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Indian astronomers detect huge optical flare in one of the oldest astronomical objects

The data collected from the flare observed will help calculation of the black hole mass, size of emission region, and other processes

13 Feb 2021 6:54 PM

A black hole rips apart an unfortunate star

The star, roughly the same size as our sun, was eventually sucked into oblivion in a rare cosmic occurrence.

30 Sep 2019 7:38 AM

Watch: Supermassive black hole that should not be there

A disk of material surrounding the black hole has been discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.

12 Jul 2019 2:56 PM

40 years black hole mystery solved

'Best ever' simulation solves 40-year black hole mystery.

06 Jun 2019 9:54 AM

Black Hole image for sale!

This in turn lead to government intervention and VCG was ordered to end its illegal, rule-breaking practices.

15 Apr 2019 12:12 AM


Black hole image released in an astrophysics breakthrough

Black holes, phenomenally dense celestial entities, are extraordinarily difficult to observe despite their great mass.

13 Apr 2019 9:42 AM

Hawaii university professor names black hole 'Powehi'

A language professor has given a Hawaiian name — Powehi — to the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment.

12 Apr 2019 10:03 AM

Astronomers unveil first ever image of black hole

This black hole resides about 54 million light-years from Earth.

10 Apr 2019 7:29 PM

The first picture of a black hole to be revealed soon

It's a lot farther from Earth, but distance and size balance out, making it roughly as easy (or difficult) to pinpoint.

06 Apr 2019 10:28 AM

Astronomers spot supermassive blackhole destroying a star

At the core of one of the galaxies, a black hole 20 million times more massive than the Sun shredded a star more than twice the Sun's mass.

17 Jun 2018 6:41 PM


Stephen Hawking's voice beamed into space during London burial

Ashes of the theoretical physicist were interred by the graves of fellow science greats Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

15 Jun 2018 8:32 PM

Reseachers find cool dust around active black holes

Most, if not all, large galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at their centers.

14 Jun 2017 3:53 PM

LIGO detects gravitational waves for a third time

The new detection occurred on January 4 this year during the ongoing second observing run of the Advanced LIGO detectors in the US.

02 Jun 2017 10:07 AM

Astronomers works to puzzle out black hole

The targeted black hole is hidden in plain sight, lurking in the centre of the Milky Way in a region called Sagittarius constellation

13 Apr 2017 7:59 AM

Black hole discovered fuelling star formation

The Phoenix cluster is an enormous accumulation of about 1,000 galaxies, located 5.7 billion light years from Earth.

16 Feb 2017 11:22 AM


Milky Way's black hole spews out cosmic 'spitballs'

Every few thousand years, an unlucky star wanders too close to the black hole whose powerful gravity rips the star apart

12 Jan 2017 9:29 PM