black holes

Will crullers around black holes dance?

Shining doughnut-like structures come from the radiation of the accretion flow around the black hole.


Extraordinary black hole found in neighboring galaxy

It is one of the only confirmed intermediate-mass black holes, an object that has long been sought by astronomers.


Illustration of the telescope. A honeycombed-shaped golden mirror sits on top of a pink silver sun shield below floating in space.

Watch launch of biggest, most powerful telescope

U astronomer Anil Seth explains why the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope was a cosmically huge deal.


A headshot of Anil Seth, wearing glasses and a collared shirt, in front of a photo from a space telescope that shows millions of stars.

Black holes and humankind

Learn how understanding black holes can help us understand ourselves.