Black holes aren’t black — in fact, they’re the brightest source of radiation in the entire universe. But does that mean Earth-like planets could survive in their orbit, or would they burn up in a...
For the first time, scientists have directly observed something called the “cosmic web,” a vast network of hydrogen channels that connects galaxies within tightly-packed clusters. Astrophysicists...
The black hole cinematic universe is growing: scientists running the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just announced plans to capture real time video footage of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black...
Some of the black holes floating around our universe might actually be something else entirely. It’s possible that some of them may be giant blobs of dark energy, the mysterious theoretical force...
A physicist who’s on the hunt for extraterrestrial life says there’s a chance that some ancient alien civilization has been spying on Earth for millions of years. That’s not to say that he’s...
A team of NASA scientists have caught three supermassive black holes in the act of merging together a measly one billion light-years away from Earth. The rare discovery was made using NASA’s...
Cosmic Snack NASA just watched a massive black rip a poor, defenseless star to shreds. The scientists just stood there, doing nothing to help, as a supermassive black hole first stripped a star of...
Black Hole Sun Scientists have long speculated that a “planet 9,” in orbit very far from the Sun, could explain anomalies in the orbits of other bodies in our solar system. Now, a pair of...
A new trippy visualization put together by NASA shows how a black hole distorts its appearance by distorting the matter around it and skewing the light emitted thanks to its immense gravity. NASA...
The supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy might be feeling a bit queasy — scientists recently discovered that it “burped” out two gigantic bubbles of radioactive gases. While...