Black Holes

Video: Black Hole Warps Light

The hypnotizing effect of a black hole on its surroundings appears to dramatic effect in this simulation.

Artist's concept of MAXI J1820+070

Black Holes

How “Light Echoes” Revealed a Black Hole’s Feeding Habits

Astronomers are taking a cue from bats, using a method similar to echolocation to map out the feeding environment around a black hole.

Black Holes

A Rapidly Spinning Black Hole with a Warped Disk

An X-ray telescope recently installed on the International Space Station has provided a detailed look at a black hole feeding off its companion star.

tidal disruption event illustration

The Black Hole Files with Camille Carlisle

Black Hole Destroys Star and Shoots Jet

Astronomers have watched the growth of a jet fueled by a shredded star.

Explore the Night with Bob King

Meet My Variable Friend SS Cygni

Get acquainted with SS Cygni, the sky's brightest cataclysmic variable star. It's guaranteed to keep you on your toes.

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