This Animation Makes Stephen Hawking's Ideas Easy to Understand

Stephen Hawking. Theoretical Physicist. Cosmologist. Smart guy. Beyond genius, actually. Hell, very probably the best brain that us humans have right now. But so much of his intelligence is hard to grasp for less wrinkled brains like us. Read More >>

Watch a Massive Black Hole Snack on a Planet

Over 47 million light years away, in a galaxy called NGC 4845, there's one hungry black hole. In fact, scientists have watched in awe as, soon after it stirred from dormancy, it chomped away at a planet 30 times the mass of Jupiter. Read More >>

Scientists Think They Have Captured the Birth of a Black Hole

This stunningly trippy object is W49B, a supernova remnant 26,000 light years away from Earth. It's just a thousand yeas old, which in cosmological terms is not even a heartbeat in the life of a human. It may also be the birth place of a newborn black hole, the youngest ever detected in the galaxy. Read More >>

A Black Hole Devouring a Star Is One Hell of an Amazing View

Look at this star turned into a fire dragon by a single point of nothingness with the mass of three million suns—its body twisted and deformed as a black beast 2.7 billion light-years away devours it with infinite hunger. Read More >>

The 20 Million MPH Cosmic Hurricane Tearing Through Our Universe

If you thought space was a peaceful vacuum, think again: scientists have discovered the fastest winds ever observed on a stellar-mass black hole, and they reach an incredible 20 million mph. Read More >>

Astronomers Getting Ready to Take the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole

This is exciting. If everything goes well, we may get the first-ever photo of a black hole really soon. A large number of astronomers are getting ready to achieve this feat using a global network of telescopes: Read More >>

Watch the Supermassive Black Hole In the Centre of Our Galaxy Eating Breakfast

We knew there was a gigantic black hole in the middle of our very own Milky Way. Now we have images of how this monster eats. This video shows it devouring a massive gas cloud. Read More >>


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