Astronomers have spied a huge gas cloud being pulled like taffy around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. Full story
The inner workings of black holes are a bit clearer thanks to a supercomputer simulation that showed how matter falling into black holes emits light. Full story
Gluttonous black holes in the center of some galaxies could be precursors to the brightest objects in the known universe. Full story
Black holes may have been abundant among the first stars in the universe, helping explain the origin of the supermassive monsters that lurk at the heart of galaxies today, researchers say. Full story
Images of Messier 106, a spiral galaxy 20 million light years away, reveal an active black hole and four spiral arms. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Imagery from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory reveals a pair of supermassive black holes in NGC 3393, a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way.
Using observation equipment on the ISS, researchers see a black hole swallow a star. Msnbc.com's Al Stirrett reports.
An artist's illustration shows a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun at the center, surrounded by matter flowing onto the black hole in what is termed an accretion disk in this NASA illustration released on February 27, 2013. Supermassive black holes are enorm
This NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory image obtained February 26, 2013 shows a highly distorted supernova remnant that may contain the most recent black hole formed in the Milky Way galaxy. The composite image combines X-rays from Chandra , radio data from the Very Large Array , and infrared data from
The black hole at the center of this galaxy is part of a survey of 18 of the biggest known black holes in the universe. This large elliptical galaxy is in the center of the galaxy cluster PKS 0745-19, which is shown in this composite image containing X-rays from Chandra and optical data from Hubbl