One dramatic consequence is that some of the star's material, stripped from the star and collected around the black hole, can be ejected in extremely narrow beams of particles at speeds approaching the speed of light.
These direct-collapse black holes may be the solution to a long-standing puzzle in astronomy: How did supermassive black holes form in the early epochs of the universe?
Hitomi met an untimely, violent end, but before that, it got an incredible glimpse of one of the largest structures in the universe.
Juno is equipped with 9 scientific instruments all dedicated to studying the largest planet in the solar system.
NASA has renewed the Hubble Space Telescope's operational contract until 2021. Here's a timeline of it's last 26 years.
A new theory introduces the idea that Mars' two moons, Phobos and Deimos, were created after an intense Martian collision.
Just before the orbital insertion, Juno took this video.
The jet in NGC 1377 reveals the presence of a supermassive black hole, but it has even more to tell us.
After a 35 minute burn, the craft is now the second to orbit Jupiter.
NASA’s Juno mission will arrive at Jupiter on the Fourth of July, after traveling some 1.7 billion miles through the solar system, and prepare to insert itself into orbit around the gas giant.
If everything goes smoothly, it will orbit the planet pole-to-pole 37 times, gathering data on Jupiter’s composition, magnetic field, core, poles and much more. And then, with its mission over, it will point itself at the planet and dive to a fiery death within the churning maelstrom that is Ju
Even after Juno's studies of Jupiter are over, studies of our largest planet and its moons will continue
For 35 perilous minutes, Juno will be in a make-or-break rocket burn to get into polar orbit around Jupiter.
NASA's return to Jupiter provides an excellent chance to watch the splendor of our largest planet from afar.
New Horizons will be heading to the Kuiper Belt, while Dawn will stay at Ceres.
The positioning of certain ancient "passive grave" sites indicates they also have have been used as a way to observe the heavens.
A never before seen type of wind ripple has been found on the Red Planet.
The mission is coming to an end as a result of the spacecraft’s ever-increasing distance from the Sun and Earth.
Data on over 250,000 galaxies going back 13 billion years will show how galaxies change over time.
This observation program is supported by measurements made by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, currently on its way to Jupiter.
With Juno's mission officially underway this weekend, here's what you need to know about NASA's latest Jupiter explorer.