The black hole forms part of a triple star system known as HR 6819, which can be seen without binoculars or telescopes from the southern hemisphere on a dark, clear night.
"Simulations and movies like these really help us visualize what Einstein meant when he said that gravity warps the fabric of space and time," the creator of the images said.
Researchers detected gravitational waves—ripples in space-time—emanating from a cataclysmic event around 900 million light years away.
The black hole is located at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147 around 130 million light-years away from Earth.
Einstein's general theory of relativity beautifully describes the nature of gravity and its effect on large objects in the universe. However, there are alternative explanations.
The idea of wormholes was predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity in 1916.
Einstein was born in Germany in 1879.
The theory of general relativity, which describes the nature of gravity, revolutionized science after its publication in 1915.
The great German physicist published his groundbreaking theory in 1915.
The theory describes how heat moves through solids.
The study has proved the theory holds beyond the Milky Way.
Scientist who described racism as "disease of white people" expressed xenophobia views in journals kept while traveling across Asia.
The research—which was led by the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona—was conducted by an international team of physicists from 12 institutions who managed to close a loophole found in a common test of quantum mechanics.
"We have been waiting 16 years for this."
Einstein described his friend's personality, calling him "goodhearted" but also someone with "a rather sterile, rabbinical mind."
The planet Mercury was the key for this latest feat.
Scientists keep proving the theory of equivalence right, even when they kind of don't want to.
The galaxy in question appears as it was 11 billion years ago, just 2.7 billion years after the Big Bang.
"From your native country one cannot expect—in the foreseeable time—a more reasonable political attitude," he wrote of the U.S.
Einstein predicted that gravity and light could be used to calculate the mass of a star. But he never thought scientists could actually do it.
Indiana lawmakers' attempt to round Pi to 3.2 and a Pi world record are among the things you probably don't know about Pi Day.
Albert Einstein's prediction that gravitational waves exist was mere theory until this week.
"This [was] truly a scientific moon shot, and we landed on the moon."