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We’re still in the dark about a key black hole paradox
Until recently, the existence of black holes was far from a given.
Black holes have a reputation as devourers. But they can help spawn stars, too.
In a first, astrophysicists observe a black hole help create new stars in a dwarf galaxy.
The James Webb telescope could help solve the mystery of dark matter
The search for dark matter might also be the search for the oldest black holes.
NASA’s Chandra spacecraft spies clover-shaped voids left by supermassive black holes
A galaxy cluster called RBS 797, 3.9 billion light-years away, contains unusual dark spots.
Astronomers may have an origin story for ‘The Cow,’ a mysteriously powerful cosmic blast
Researchers may have witnessed a black hole or a neutron star’s birth.
The Milky Way’s black hole spews hot jets that make monster bubbles
The black hole leaks out streams of gas after swallowing large masses.
Watch a black hole devour simulated stars
Some stars survived—but others were completely destroyed in the virtual encounter.
What we can learn from baby black holes
The quasar J0313-1806 is 13 billion light-years away from Earth. But it still can reveal a lot about our own universe.
Astronomers recorded a whopping 35 gravitational wave events in just 5 months
Ripples in spacetime hint at the evolution of our universe.
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.