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  • Orion Nebula is home to nearby black hole

    Orion Nebula imaged with the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA/Hubble Space Telescope

    The Orion Nebula is a familiar sight to amateur astronomers as one of the brightest gas clouds in the...

     
  • Planets sent flying like cosmic bullets

    An artist imagines a hypervelocity planet. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

    Orphan planets are being flung through the galaxy at velocities that are a fraction of the speed of light,...

     
  • Black holes may help new stars to form

    Centaurus A imaged from La Silla, Chile. The filament studied is within the green box. Credit: ESO/Vandame

    We are used to thinking of black holes as cosmic cannibals with the supermassive variety swallowing up...

     
  • Astronomers crack a black hole’s ID

    An artist's impression of Cygnus X-1 with the black hole counterpart siphoning material from its massive O-type companion. Image: NASA/ESA/Martin Kornmesser.

    Details providing the first ever complete description of a black hole have been wrestled from the gravitational...

     
  • Distant quasar is drenched in water

    Distant quasar is drenched in water

    Astronomers have discovered the biggest reservoir of water in the universe – with 140 trillion...

     
  • Most distant quasar in universe found

    Most distant quasar in universe found

    Space scientists have discovered a monster black hole at a record distance from the Earth. The cosmic...

     
  • Astronomers weigh monster black hole

    Astronomers weigh monster black hole

    Scientists have weighed a nearby giant black hole and found that it has swallowed the equivalent of 6.6...

     
  • NASA find youngest local black hole

    NASA find youngest local black hole

    NASA scientists today reported finding what seems to be the youngest black hole known in our region of...

     
  • Star kicked out by giant black hole

    Star kicked out by giant black hole

    A runaway star found racing through space at an incredible 2.5 million km an hour (1.6 million mph),...