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After a space telescope disintegrated, astrophysicists had little hope of understanding how supermassive black holes agitate giant galaxies. Then they invented a hack.
For the first time, physicists have calculated exactly what kind of singularity lies at the center of a realistic black hole.
Calculations involving a higher dimension are guiding physicists toward a misstep in Stephen Hawking’s legendary black hole analysis.
At stake are fundamental ideas about how black holes form — and a six-way bet.
Opinions differ about what recent measurements of a sound-trapping fluid reveal about light-trapping black holes.
The astrophysicist Janna Levin reflects on the newly unveiled, first-ever photograph of a black hole.