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  • Trio of giant black holes at centre of distant galaxy

    The two inner black holes emit jets from their accretion discs that twist around each other. The more distant third black hole has jets that shine straight out into space.
Credit: Roger Deane; NASA Goddard

    At the centre of our Galaxy lives a monster. A giant black hole four million times the mass of our Sun...

     
  • 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),...