The observatory is expected to map around 100,000 galaxy clusters—the largest known gravitationally bound structures in the universe—and three million supermassive black holes.
Astronomers have measured the spin rate of five, distant supermassive black holes for a study published in the Astrophysical Journal.
The probe will use gravity like a slingshot on its seven-year voyage to Mercury.
The discovery could help unlock the secrets of the formation of the universe.
The latest findings shed new light on supernova explosions and the late stages of stellar evolution.
Scientists think that at the heart of nearly every galaxy lies a supermassive black hole (SMBH) with immense gravity.
The finding shines new light on our understanding of the cosmos.
This is the first time astronomers have directly imaged the brutal phenomenon.
If proven correct, the theory could revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.
The event horizon is the point of no return beyond which nothing, not even light, can escape the immense gravitational pull of the black hole.
The black holes surround the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
"It's not Swiss watch precision," researchers say.
Light from the jets can outshine entire galaxies.
When massive stars come to the end of their life cycles, they self-destruct in a cataclysmic final explosion.
Dark matter could make up around 80 percent of the mass in the universe.
The astrophysicist most recently chimed in about "Titanic." Is he veering away from his strictly science-based reviews?