Black holes are regions of space where the gravitational pull is so strong that nothing — not even light — can escape. Rather than empty space, black holes are chock full of matter that gets squeezed into a teensy space.
A new study combining two of Albert Einstein's famous predictions suggests that ripples in space-time can combine into 'gravitational lasers', firing out of black holes in random directions across the cosmos.
For the first time, scientists discovered a powerful 'black hole wind' that blew through a nearby galaxy for hundreds of days, crushing star formation and reshaping the galaxy. Something similar may already have happened in the Milky Way.
Astronomers investigated an active supermassive black hole at the heart of Perseus A using the Event Horizon Telescope, spotting an epic battle between gravity and magnetism.
Scientists using the eROSITA X-ray telescope have released a trove of data that reveals more than 900,000 objects in space, including 700,000 supermassive black holes and other 'exotic' objects.
The presence of supermassive black holes in the earliest epochs of the universe has scientists stumped — but repeated explosions from tiny black holes may offer an explanation.
The new black hole image offers further confirmation for Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Many models of the universe predict the existence of countless invisible strings stretching across space. New research finds a way these strings might snap — and how we could feel the fallout.
A newly discovered mystery object could be the heaviest neutron star ever seen, the smallest black hole, or something completely new to science.
A new cosmic crime scene reconstruction tells the full story of a star ripped apart by a ravenous black hole, revealing a previously unknown aspect of these tidal disruption events.
Sign up for the Live Science daily newsletter now
Get the world’s most fascinating discoveries delivered straight to your inbox.