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Astronomers Identify Most Luminous Quasar
Astronomers have identified a record-breaking quasar which is powered by the fastest-growing black hole. (February 19, 2024)

NASA Shares Black Hole Visualizations
NASA has released new visualizations of a black hole illustrating how its gravity distorts our view. (September 27, 2019)

First Image of a Black Hole Captured with Event Horizon Telescope
Astronomers have captured the first image of a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope. (April 10, 2019)

NASA's WISE Satellite Observes Flares from Stellar Tidal Disruption Events
Astronomers have been studying data of flares from stellar tidal distruption events gathered by NASA's WISE satellite. (September 19, 2016)

Galaxy NGC 4889 Contains a Giant Black Hole
Galaxy NGC 4889 contains a giant black hole that has a mass twenty-one billion times the mass of the Sun. (February 20, 2016)

Astronomers Find Black Hole is 30 Times Larger Than Expected
The central black hole of a recently discovered galaxy is 30 times larger than what astronomers thought should be possible (October 3, 2015)

Black Hole Discovery Suggests Millions More Supermassive Black Holes Exist
Astronomers have found evidence for a large number of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe. (July 6, 2015)

Black Hole Consumes Gas Faster Than Astronomers Thought Was Possible
Astronomers have discovered that a black hole that is consuming interstellar gas at a speed ten times fast than astronomers thought was possible. (October 13, 2014)

Astronomers Find Smallest Known Galaxy With a Supermassive Black Hole
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have discovered the smallest known galaxy to contain a supermassive black hole. (September 17, 2014)

NASA Supercomputer Simulation Shows Neutron Stars Forming Black Hole
This NASA supercomputer simulation shows neutron stars colliding, merging and forming a black hole. (May 14, 2014)

Astronomers Discover Clouds Circling Supermassive Black Holes
Astronomers have discovered that clouds circle supermassive black holes using data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer. (February 20, 2014)

Simulation Shows G2 Gas Cloud Interacting With Milky Way Black Hole
A NASA simulation shows G2 gas cloud approaching and interacting with the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. (January 8, 2014)

Sculptor Galaxy Central Black Hole Naps After Consuming Gas Snack
The black hole at the center of the Sculptor galaxy has entered a quiet phase after being observed consuming gas about a decade ago. (June 13, 2013)

Supermassive Black Hole at Center of Milky Way Snacks on Hot Gas
The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way has been observed snacking on hot gas by the Herschel space observatory. (May 7, 2013)

New Research Indicates Supermassive Black Holes Grow Faster Than Previously Thought
Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology have discovered that supermassive black holes are growing much faster than previously thought. (January 16, 2013)

Black Holes, Black Branes and Blackfolds
Researchers have come up with new theories they say explain some of the properties of black holes. (December 11, 2012)

Enormous Black Hole Found in a Small Galaxy
Astronomers have discovered an enormous black hole at the center of a small galaxy - the NGC 1277 disk galaxy. (November 29, 2012)

Astronomers Discover Mini-Supermassive Black Hole
Astronomers have announced the discovery of a mini-supermassive black hole in a paper published in The Astrophysical Journal by Nathan Secrest, from George Mason University and collaborators. (October 24, 2012)

Black Hole at Center of Milky Way to Consume Approaching Gas Cloud
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report that Sgr A*, the black hole at the center of our galaxy, will soon be eating a snack. (October 22, 2012)

NASA's Swift Satellite Discovers New Black Hole in Our Galaxy
NASA's Swift satellite, which detects x-rays, detected an outburst of high-energy X-rays from a source toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy on September 16, 2012. (October 6, 2012)

NASA Creates Supercomputer Simulation of Merging Black Holes
NASA created this simulation that shows the merger of two black holes. (September 30, 2012)

NASA's WISE Survey Reveals Millions of Black Holes and About 1,000 Hot DOGs
A NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has led to the discovery of millions of black holes. (August 31, 2012)

NASA Launches NuStar Observatory to Find Elusive Black Holes
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) launched this morning. (June 13, 2012)

Massive Black Hole Being Ejected From Home Galaxy
Astronomers say a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at a speed of several million miles per hour. (June 5, 2012)

Supermassive Black Hole Caught Shredding Star
Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. (May 2, 2012)