Quasar Discovery Artist's Conception

Quasar Discovery Challenges Black Hole Theories

A quasar discovery suggests that stars existed much earlier than scientists thought. Find out why this challenges our understanding of black hole formation. (5:00 min read)

Habitable Planet Orbiting Black Hole

Habitable Planets Orbiting Black Holes

Habitable planets orbiting a black hole are the setting for the Christoper Nolan film "Interstellar." Find out what scientists found when they considered the possibility in real life. (4:30 min read)

Three Black Holes in NGC 6240

Three Black Holes Colliding in Galaxy’s Core

Three black holes were discovered in the core of the nearby galaxy NGC 6240 by scientists at the University of Gottingen. Find out how they did it, and what it means for our understanding of the story of our universe. (3:30 min read)

Dark Matter Milky Way Galaxy

Dark Matter: Is That What’s at the Centre of the Milky Way?

Dark Matter has been detected at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. Or has it? Catch up on the debate and find out why it matters in the story of the universe. (4:00 min read)

Planet X

Is Planet X a Black Hole?

Scientists have been proposing a new "Planet X" in our solar system. Now two scientists suggest that it's a black hole. Find out why. (3:30 min read)

Dark Matter

Dark Energy Mystery Solved by Fixing the Math?

Does correcting an error in the way cosmologists applied Einstein's equations solve the mystery we call Dark Energy? (4:00 min read)

Cosmic Collision Makes Gravitation Waves

​Scienctists have detected the gravitation waves from the collision between a neutron star and a black hole. Find out more about what this tells us about our place the universe.