Tag: astronomers

72 baffling bright & fast explosions spotted in space

Baffled astronomers are struggling to explain their discovery of 72 exceptionally rapid flashes of light which are unlike anything previously observed in space. The events resemble a supernova – the explosion of huge stars at the end of their lives – but are far more fleeting, visible for only […]

Astronomers May Finally Have the First Picture of a Black Hole

Using a massive telescope network, scientists have data in hand that could open new frontiers in our understanding of gravity. After completing five nights of observations, today astronomers may finally have captured the first-ever image of the famous gravitational sinkhole known as a black hole. More precisely, the hoped-for portrait […]