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Scientists find possible ‘missing link’ in black hole evolution Scientists find possible ‘missing link’ in black hole evolution

Astronomers stunned to find ancient black hole 12 billion times bigger than the sun Astronomers stunned to find ancient black hole 12 billion times bigger than the sun

Astronomers have discovered the most luminous object ever -- an old quasar blasting energy from a massive black hole that is 420 trillion times as luminous as our sun...

Supermassive black holes responsible for energy storm in ‘boring’ galaxy Supermassive black holes responsible for energy storm in ‘boring’ galaxy

Scientists have discovered surprisingly energetic activity in what was previously believed to be a "boring" galaxy, shedding more light on the activities of supermassive black holes...

Scientists: Dark matter determines size of supermassive black holes Scientists: Dark matter determines size of supermassive black holes

The size of supermassive black holes in elliptical galaxies is very likely related to the amount of dark matter in these massive galaxies' halos, according to a new study by the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics...

Winds emitting from distant black hole have the energy of a trillion suns Winds emitting from distant black hole have the energy of a trillion suns

Astronomers have observed a massive wind emanating from a supermassive black hole. The winds are so strong, in fact, that they can stop the galaxy surrounding the black hole from producing stars...

Why are ‘starburst’ galaxies so powerful in building new stars? Why are ‘starburst’ galaxies so powerful in building new stars?

Astronomers are moving closer to understanding how so-called "starburst" galaxies differ from our own in terms of successful star production and star type...

Sudden birth of black hole at center of Teacup Galaxy will doom the small system Sudden birth of black hole at center of Teacup Galaxy will doom the small system

Astronomers have discovered an amazing phenomenon at the heart of a previously unremarkable galaxy. The Teacup Galaxy sits over a billion light-years from Earth and astronomers just noticed a storm that will destroy any further development in the galaxy going forward...

Galaxy found to be made up almost entirely of dark matter Galaxy found to be made up almost entirely of dark matter

A team led by Sukanya Chakrabarti of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has discovered a group of young stars that might mark the location of a galaxy composed mostly of dark matter and obscured by dust clouds...

Hubble telescope in no hurry to retire, projected to truck along for years to come Hubble telescope in no hurry to retire, projected to truck along for years to come

The Hubble Space Telescope is edging toward its 15th year in space. At that point, it'd be fair to think that the spacecraft is closing in on retirement...

Hubble telescope captures huge, stunning image of Andromeda Galaxy Hubble telescope captures huge, stunning image of Andromeda Galaxy

Just in time for its 25th anniversary, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has taken a gigantic high resolution panorama image of the Andromeda Galaxy, the large spiral that is the Milky Way's closest neighbor...