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G2 en route to black hole

Stellar Science

More Mystery Objects in the Galactic Center

Astronomers have discovered three more red, dusty objects near the Milky Way’s central black hole that could be merged stars.

Black Holes

Do Big Black Holes Wander the Galaxy?

New simulation work suggests that galaxies like the Milky Way could be home to a dozen supermassive black holes.

cosmic time and quasar

The Black Hole Files with Camille Carlisle

Most Distant Black Hole Yet

Astronomers have discovered a supermassive black hole scarfing down gas just 690 million years after the Big Bang.

galactic center, outflows marked

The Black Hole Files with Camille Carlisle

Infant Stars Huddle near Black Hole

A team of astronomers has found signs of small stars forming within a few light-years of the Milky Way’s central black hole.

five black hole mergers

Black Holes

LIGO Sees Smallest Black Hole Binary Yet

LIGO has detected another black hole merger, raising the tally to five.

protostar cloud

Black Holes

First Black Holes Maybe Had Supersonic Help

Gas flows in the early universe may have kept clouds from collapsing too soon, enabling them to grow into massive black hole seeds.

merging black holes

The Black Hole Files with Camille Carlisle

LIGO Detects Third Black Hole Merger

Scientists with the gravitational-wave observatory announce another discovery, this time of a black hole merger twice as far away as previous detections.

black hole illustration

The Black Hole Files with Camille Carlisle

What’s Inside a Black Hole?

What’s inside a black hole? Wormholes? Alternate universes? If you fell into a black hole, only one thing’s for sure: its tidal forces would kill you.

whirlpool

Astronomy Questions & Answers

Black Hole Facts

Learn what a black hole is, what we mean by “singularity” and “ergosphere,” and why we think black holes are real.

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