This week, newspapers reported that a man had fallen into an art installation consisting of an 8-foot-deep circular hole painted black it's kinda.
The hearts of small galaxies may hide a mysterious kind of black hole that has long proved elusive: medium-size black holes with masses. In this slide show, see how a dying star is reborn as a black hole black holes, like the rest of us, are born from stars astronomer andrea ghez recounts how she discovered a supermassive black hole in the milky way.
There's a lot we still don't know about black holes, but these light-gobbling behemoths would be even more mysterious if stephen hawking. A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light cannot get out.
Just two months ago, scientists announced that they had heard, for the very first time, the sound of two black holes colliding in outer space.