Articles about Black Hole

New source of gravitational waves detected by scientists

02 Jul 2021

New source of gravitational waves detected by scientists

Scientists have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time, produced by the collision of a neutron star and a black hole.

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Black Hole researchers

06 Oct 2020

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Black Hole researchers

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel, and Andrea Ghez.

Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

07 May 2020

Closest black hole to Earth discovered: Details here

Astronomers have discovered a new black hole, and it is not really far away.

Astronomers just detected biggest known explosion in the universe

01 Mar 2020

Astronomers just detected biggest known explosion in the universe

Astronomers have detected the biggest known cosmic explosion since the Big Bang - the event that kick-started our ever-expanding universe about 13.8 billion years ago.

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

30 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: 6 mind-boggling moments witnessed in science and tech

2019 was a year of major scientific and technological advancements.

Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch NASA's black hole spacecraft

10 Jul 2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch NASA's black hole spacecraft

Elon Musk's SpaceX has bagged the contract to launch Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), a groundbreaking mission for NASA.

M87 black hole gets epic name, but many aren't happy

17 Apr 2019

M87 black hole gets epic name, but many aren't happy

A week ago, astronomers working on ESO's Event Horizon Telescope revealed the first-ever directly-captured image of a black hole.

How big is the supermassive black hole scientists photographed

12 Apr 2019

How big is the supermassive black hole scientists photographed

On April 10, a team of scientists working with the European Southern Observatory started a new era in astrophysics by unveiling the first-ever directly-observed photo of a supermassive black hole.

Meet Katie Bouman, the woman behind first-ever black hole image

11 Apr 2019

Meet Katie Bouman, the woman behind first-ever black hole image

In years to come, April 10 will be seen as a historic day for humanity, the day when we witnessed the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole.

#ThatWas2018: Remembering some bright souls who left us this year

31 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: Remembering some bright souls who left us this year

Some extraordinary people, who were known for their amazing stories (Stan Lee), their music (Avicii), their stupendous brains (Stephen Hawking), and their service to their nation (George HW Bush) died this year.

This black hole could be making space itself rotate

26 Nov 2018

This black hole could be making space itself rotate

ISRO and NASA together have discovered a black hole that is spinning so fast that it might be making the space around it rotate.

Einstein's general theory of relativity passes the blackhole test

27 Jul 2018

Einstein's general theory of relativity passes the blackhole test

Despite being over a 100 years old, Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity has passed yet another test with flying colors.

Star-among-stars: Stephen Hawking's voice to be beamed into space

15 Jun 2018

Star-among-stars: Stephen Hawking's voice to be beamed into space

Noted physicist Stephen Hawking, who spent his life teaching about stars, the origination of universe and black holes, will get a final send-off like none other.

Russian scientists devote newborn black hole to Stephen Hawking

22 Mar 2018

Russian scientists devote newborn black hole to Stephen Hawking

A week after the death of celebrated cosmologist Stephen Hawking, Russian astronomers have dedicated a newborn black hole to the "Lord of Black Holes."

In a first, planets discovered outside the Milky Way

06 Feb 2018

In a first, planets discovered outside the Milky Way

A group of astronomers has for the first time discovered about 2,000 planets outside the Milky Way Galaxy.

Scientists detect fourth gravitational wave from black hole collision

28 Sep 2017

Scientists detect fourth gravitational wave from black hole collision

Scientists have successfully detected signals of gravitational waves -ripples in the fabric of space and time- for the fourth time from the collision of two black holes.