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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.
This ‘kilonova’ shines so bright, it defies the odds
A strange cosmic object may be at its center.
Astronomers have traced mysterious radio waves to a source in our own galaxy
The brightest radio flashes in the sky likely come from the universe’s most powerful magnets.
Astronomers caught a black hole slurping up a star like spaghetti
The rare moment could teach us about stellar death.
The Nobel Prize in physics honors insights on black holes—including the one in our own galaxy
Their work builds upon Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
These black holes collided so hard they made space-time jiggle
It’s the largest merger ever detected.