black holes

We May Have Dramatically Misunderstood The Shapes Of Black Holes

Even if you didn’t see Interstellar, you’ve probably heard about how black holes have an “event horizon” — and, once you pass it, you’re mashed into multi-dimensional mush. But now some physicists believe we got it all wrong. Black holes are more like fuzzy balls of cotton with no event horizons at all.


Black Holes Broadcast Galactic Collisions In Epic Plasma Radio Bursts

You’d probably get upset if somebody ran smack into you on the street, or plowed into your car. Whatever sort of fuss you’d raise, however, pales miserably in comparison to the epic cosmic scream of supermassive black holes when their host galaxies collide.


The Super-Massive Black Hole At Our Galaxy's Centre Is Great At Killing Stars

We don’t have to worry about the gigantic black hole at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy — the scale of its machinations take place over millions of years. There is no doubt however that it is a powerful entity, one NASA recently discovered has the ability to snuff out entire stars with a blast of X-ray “wind”.


Astronomers Discover Mysterious Black Hole As Massive As 12 Billion Suns

In a galaxy far, far away — 12.8 billion light-years away to be more exact — is a newly-discovered supermassive black hole that weighs as much as 12 billion of our suns. The most surprising thing about the black hole, though, is not its size but its age.


Black Hole Emits Ferocious Winds With The Energy Of A Trillion Suns

A black hole and its galaxy are locked in a cosmic struggle, evolving in tandem and balancing each other’s growth. In this artist’s recreation, you can see cosmic winds howling out of supermassive black hole PDS 456. These winds are so strong that they prevent the galaxy from forming new stars.


The Original Black Hole For Interstellar Was Too Confusing

One of the many reasons why Interstellar was such a wonderful movie was that it used genuine scientific equations to show what happens in the vicinity of a black hole. But, just like the actors in front of the camera, it seems the black hole also got a little make up to make it more presentable for the big screen.


Stephen Hawking On Space Colonisation, Villainy, And Predictive Text 

The fictional version of Stephen Hawking is getting a lot of attention thanks to the biopic The Theory of Everything. But real-life Stephen Hawking is far more badass than his big-screen counterpart. He’s also up for discussing his theories on pretty much everything, as Wired’s recent interview shows.


Here Are Two Galaxies With Supermassive Black Hole Hearts Colliding

Hey there, human, want to feel some awe? Look at this newly released NASA image set of two galaxies, each with a supermassive black hole at its heart, colliding in a violent spiral of star stuff. Space is awesome, and thanks to improved telescope technology, we’re seeing more and more of it every day.


All The Best Images From NASA's Black Hole Friday

In a proud and noble tradition stretching back a whole two years, NASA did Black Hole Friday last week, rather than just flogging a few Apollo mini-figs for 25 per cent off. We got science, we got knowledge and of course, a bunch of jaw-dropping images of black holes. Here are the best.


Watch What Would Happen If Two Black Holes Collided In The Milky Way

If you’ve ever wondered what the end of the Milky Way might look like, then perhaps it’s a little like this. You’re looking at a simulation of what would happen to our galaxy if two black holes somehow collided within it.