Massive stars are particularly important for astronomers because of their enormous influence on their surroundings (known as their 'feedback').
However, observational evidence of a connection between supermassive black holes and star formation has been lacking, until now.
The outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions claims the study.
Calculations show that certain types of dark matter could form giant clouds around astrophysical black holes.
Nobel Prize 2017 for Physics awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves
Three US scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves
Study by TIFR researchers confirms that supermassive black holes can form gravitationally bound pairs
The detection confirms a theory predicting the presence of a compact binary in a radio galaxies bearing a "Z" shape.
The 2.5-tonne Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) was launched via a Long March-4B rocket from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in Gobi Desert.
Enormous quantities of space dust in galaxies could play an important role in hiding the black holes they harbour at their centres.
The red dots are quasars, rings of glowing matter and energy with black holes at their centers, and the nearby galaxies are shown as yellow dots.
A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday.
Two detections of gravitational waves caused by collisions between supermassive black holes should be possible each year using space-based instruments
Gravitational waves are a measure of strain in space, an effect of the motion of large masses that stretches the fabric of space-time.
Recent observation by Nasa scientists of giant flares of X-rays from a black hole confirms theory that the black holes ultra hot balls of fire like our Sun.
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For decades, black holes were thought to form when a massive star collapses under its own gravity to a single point in space called a singularity.
It is the close-knit black holes, also called black hole binaries, that have been the hardest to find for astronomers. The objects are usually too small to be resolved even by<br /> powerful telescopes.
It is the close-knit black holes, also called black hole binaries, that have been the hardest to find for astronomers. The objects are usually too small to be resolved even by powerful telescopes.