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Blindingly bright black holes could help cosmologists see deeper into the universe’s past
Most humongous black holes, astronomers suggest, have acted the same way throughout the eons.
This could be a brand new type of supernova
Binary star mergers could cause explosive stellar deaths.
Flickering light could help astronomers weigh supermassive black holes
All astronomers need is a flickering disk.
One of Einstein’s predictions on black holes has finally been confirmed
The findings reveal more about how light warps around black holes.
Black hole jets got some stellar glam shots thanks to this giant telescope
The jets could play a crucial role in galaxy formation.
Black holes can gobble up neutron stars whole
The discovery means astronomers have now caught all three major types of gravitational waves.
Astronomers may have found the surprisingly elusive medium-sized black hole
The discovery hints that “intermediate mass” black holes may be peppered throughout the universe.
Astronomers used telescopic ‘sunglasses’ to photograph a black hole’s magnetic field
The only thing harder to see than a black hole itself is a black hole’s magnetic field.
Something sent one of the universe’s heaviest black holes flying
A new survey offers the most concrete evidence yet for a roaming supermassive black hole.
The best space stories of 2020
In the midst of a pandemic, we still sent astronauts back into space, broke off pieces of two asteroids, stared hard at the sun, and so much more.