This year’s award goes to three researchers who played key roles in developing the theoretical and observational evidence for black holes.
Calculations suggest how black holes have amassed mass and predict what the black holes’ spins should be if this picture is correct.
Detailed calculations reveal a surprise about how black holes bend light around themselves, opening a new possibility for future observations.
Two studies support the suspicion that our galaxy’s black hole had one or more outbursts a few million years ago.
The sky's been bursting with exploding stars this season. Plus there's a new storm on Saturn. What's a skywatcher to do? Haul out the scope!
Stars leave interesting messes after they die: diamond-studded puffballs, neutron stars, and black holes. We explore an example of each in June's night skies.
The gravitational wave observatory has detected a second event, heralding a new era in astrophysics. The day after Christmas last year, the cosmos quietly gifted scientists with gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime – produced in a collision between two stellar-mass black holes. It’s the second event…
Black holes are singularities: points of infinitely small volume with infinite density. However, the amount of a mass concentrated in a black hole varies, and the mass determines how wide the black hole's sphere of influence is.