black hole

One Theory Beyond the Standard Model Could Allow Wormholes that You Could Actually Fly Through

A new study by a team of theoretical astrophysicists shows that stable wormholes could exist, but don't expect them to…

3 months ago

Fastest Star Ever Seen is Moving at 8% the Speed of Light

A star orbiting the black hole in the center of our galaxy is moving so fast it can only be…

3 months ago

There’s a Black Hole With 34 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun, Eating Roughly a Star Every Day

In the 1960s, astronomers began theorizing that there might be black holes in the Universe that are so massive -…

5 months ago

About 3.5 Million Years Ago, a Stream of Gas Outside the Milky Way Would Have Lit Up the Night Sky

It's a truism to point out that modern humans have only been around for the blink of an eye, relative…

6 months ago

Light Behaves Really Strangely Around a Black Hole

A new study led by Caltech researchers show that light can be reflected off of a black hole's disk by…

7 months ago

How Interferometry Works, and Why it’s so Powerful for Astronomy

When astronomers talk about an optical telescope, they often mention the size of its mirror. That's because the larger your…

9 months ago

M87’s Black Hole is Firing Out Jets that Travel 99% the Speed of Light

Can black holes be famous? If they can, then the one at the heart of the M87 galaxy qualifies. And…

11 months ago

There’s a Ring of Cool Gas Wrapped Around the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

There's a lot going on at the center of our galaxy. A supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A-Star resides there,…

1 year ago

Ep. 526: Event Horizon Telescope and the Black Hole at M87

Today, of course, we're going to talk about the announcement from the Event Horizon Telescope and the first photograph of…

2 years ago

It’s Finally here. The First Ever Image of a Black Hole

"We have taken the first picture of a black hole." EHT project director Sheperd S. Doeleman of the Center for…

2 years ago