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Artist's impression of a black hole about to devour a star

Black holes grow faster than expected

Astronomers have discovered how biggest black holes grow – and it’s not what was expected.

Artist's impression of a black hole

Black hole to destroy cloud

A giant gas cloud is about to be shredded by the black hole in the centre of our galaxy.

Artist’s impression of quasar ULAS J1120+0641

Most distant quasar found

Black hole-powered galaxy spotted when the universe was still in its infancy.

Eye of Sauron image of NGC 4151

Black hole in the ‘Eye of Sauron’

Supermassive black hole at the heart of a galaxy lives in a hot and violent place.