Astrophysicists say we’re living in “a golden age of black holes.” To help illustrate why, here are three decade-defining advancements in the ongoing effort to unravel these cosmic wonders.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years.
By Rachel Lerman, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
It turns out our Milky Way galaxy isn't the flat spiral disk we thought it was before -- dark matter or collisions with other galaxies could have twisted it out of shape.
By Vicky Stein
Chemists have adapted emerging technology -- called nanocoils -- to dissolve microplastics and turn the pollution into food for algae.
By Berly McCoy
Imaging scientist Katie Bouman chats with the PBS NewsHour about how she crafted an algorithm that constructed the first ever photo of a black hole.
By Nsikan Akpan
On Wednesday, the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever image of a black hole, a historic moment shared by scientists spread around the world.
The Event Horizon Telescope is expected to release the first image of a black hole on Wednesday. In preparation for what might be a momentous day, here’s what you need to know.
A new study redefines the boundaries of our planet.
On a clear night, people near the poles might see colorful light wafting across the sky. New research could explain why these auroras don't look the same to everyone .
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