Black Holes

In Addition to Gravitational Waves, is There any way to Detect Merging Black Holes

If two black holes merge in the middle of space, and nobody's around to see it, does it really happen?…

1 week ago

Heavier Stars Might not Explode as Supernovae, Just Quietly Implode Into Black Holes

Above a certain mass, large stars don't become supernovae. That limit might be lower than we thought.

2 weeks ago

Advanced Civilizations Could be Using Dyson Spheres to Collect Energy From Black Holes. Here’s how we Could Detect Them

Black holes are more than just massive objects that swallow everything around them - they’re also one of the universe’s…

4 weeks ago

Space Telescopes Could Provide Next-Level Images of Black Hole Event Horizons

Back in 2019, the world was treated to the first ever image of a black hole, which was originally captured…

3 months ago

Whether They’re Stellar-Mass or Supermassive, Black Holes Behave Pretty Much the Same Way

Astronomers recently caught a supermassive black hole gulp down a star. It flared in exactly the same way as its…

3 months ago

Scientist sees deep meaning in black holes after Event Horizon Telescope’s triumph

Why are black holes so alluring? You could cite plenty of reasons: They’re matter-gobbling monsters, making them the perfect plot device…

3 months ago

Black Hole-Neutron Star Collisions Could Finally Settle the Different Measurements Over the Expansion Rate of the Universe

If you've been following developments in astronomy over the last few years, you may have heard about the so-called "crisis…

5 months ago

Are we Seeing a Star That Just got Spaghettified?

Sometimes astronomers come up with awesome names for certain phenomena and then feel like they can’t use them in formal…

5 months ago

Roman Space Telescope Will Also Find Rogue Black Holes

In the past we’ve reported about how the Roman Space Telescope is going to potentially be able to detect hundreds…

5 months ago

An Exotic Explanation for the Most Extreme Gravitational Wave Detected so far

A new study proposes an exotic boson star to explain the largest gravitational wave merger we've observed.

7 months ago