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The Bubbles At The Center Of The Milky Way
A million years ago, the black hole at the center of our galaxy burped. Now, scientists are exploring what the resulting bubbles might say about our kinship with other galaxies.
In A Moment Of Black Holes And Pandemics
A year after the Event Horizon Telescope captured the first ever image of a black hole, author and astrophysicist Janna Levin looks back at the project’s impact.
Where Does Black Hole Science Go After The First Picture Of One?
Researchers who worked on the Event Horizon Telescope have released the first image of a black hole’s shadow. Now what?
Plunging Into The Physics Of The First Black Hole Image
Event Horizon Telescope scientists break down the brand new image of the supermassive black hole at the center of nearby galaxy Messier 87, and explore what lies beyond in black hole science.
A Theoretical Physicist Dives Into Black Holes
Priyamvada Natarajan tells why she fell for black holes, how they shape galaxies, and her favorite fictional depictions of them.
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The Very First Image Of A Black Hole
After 20 years of coordinating a global network of radio dishes, the Event Horizon Telescope photographed the shadow of a black hole.
SciFri Extra: Picturing A Black Hole
The Event Horizon Telescope aims to take an image of a black hole. In this archival interview, astronomers describe the project’s methods and goals.
Peering Into The Depths Of The Event Horizon
Two new studies shed light on the inner workings of black holes. Plus, how black holes can tell us more about galaxy evolution.
Unraveling the Mysteries of Black Holes
High energy x-rays provide a rare glimpse into the behavior of black holes.
LIGO Scientists Detect Another Cosmic Collision
Scientists using LIGO detected a third gravitational wave, this time from two colliding black holes located 3 billion light-years away.
Remembering the Moment Black Holes Went Mainstream
Forty-five years ago, a collaboration between Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking transformed perceptions about black holes and the beginning of the universe.
When Black Holes Burp, Stars Sense It
As a grad student, Priya Natarajan theorized that winds emanate from black holes, affecting nearby stars. Now, new evidence hints that she was right.
The Road to LIGO
Janna Levin’s book Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space reveals what it took to pull off one of “big science’s” biggest experiments: the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
Century-Long Search Leads to Landmark Gravitational Wave Discovery
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—the last unproven part of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.
Astronomers Play Hide-and-Seek with Supermassive Black Holes
Researchers estimate that there are millions of supermassive black holes hidden in the universe.
From Hawking, a New View of Black Holes
At a recent scientific meeting, physicist Stephen Hawking outlined a possible solution to a paradox about information in a black hole.
Into The Wormhole: The Science Of ‘Interstellar’
It’s a sci-fi epic set among black holes, wormholes, and tesseracts. But director Christopher Nolan and physicist Kip Thorne say “Interstellar” doesn’t break the laws of physics.
How Astronomers Measured The Edge Of A Black Hole
The black hole resides at the center of a galaxy located 50 million light-years from Earth.
Truth, Educated Guesses, and Speculations in ‘Interstellar’
An excerpt from “The Science of Interstellar.”
How Stephen Hawking Got Sucked Into Black Holes
An excerpt from “My Brief History.”
Life Beyond Earth
We delve into the science of listening, and looking, for possibilities of life in the universe.Read More