Surreal images of known black holes in galaxies near and far
The first image of Sagittarius A* (or Sgr A* for short), the supermassive black hole at the center of our galamore
An artist's impression of a growing supermassive black hole located in the early Universe. Using the deepest Xmore
A bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097, a Seyfert galaxy. Thmore
The barred spiral galaxy NGC 4639 is seen in an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 4639 lies over more
An artist's concept illustrates what the flaring black hole called GX 339-4 might look like. GX 339-4 likely fmore
The spiral galaxy NGC 4845, located over 65 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo (The Virginmore
Giant plumes of radiation seen in X-rays from Chandra (purple) and radio data from the Very Large Array (orangmore
A supernova within the galaxy M100, that may contain the youngest known black hole in our cosmic neighborhood.more
An artist's concept chronicles a star being ripped apart and swallowed by a black hole. First, the intact sun-more
A ring of stars circling Sagittarius A*, the Milky Way's central black hole, shows a combination of infrared amore
A composite image shows the jet from a black hole at the center of a galaxy striking the edge of another galaxmore
The extraordinary outburst by a black hole in the spiral galaxy M83, located about 15 million light years frommore
A composite image of a galaxy illustrating how the intense gravity of a supermassive black hole can be tapped more
The galaxy cluster PKS 0745-19. The black hole at the center of this galaxy is part of a 2012 survey of 18 of more
An artist's impression of a black hole engine. Black holes are the most fuel-efficient engines in the universemore
A galaxy known as NGC 3081, located over 86 million light-years from Earth. The galaxy's barred spiral center more
Markarian 231, a binary black hole found in the center of the nearest quasar host galaxy to Earth. Like a pairmore
Galaxy 1068, located about 47 million light-years away in the constellation Cetus. The X-ray light is coming fmore
Galaxy NGC 4945, which is similar in overall appearance to our own Milky Way, but contains a much more active more
The barred spiral galaxy NGC 4639, over 70 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo is one of abmore
Multiple images of a distant quasar from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2more
One of the lowest mass supermassive black holes ever observed in the middle of a galaxy located in the middle more
A supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun at the center, surrounded by matmore
A galaxy located about 40 million light-years away in the constellation of Dorado (The Dolphinfish). The smallmore
A composite image shows the most distant X-ray jet from a quasar named GB 1428+4217 located 12.4 billion lightmore
Two very different galaxies drifting through space together, Arp 116 which is composed of a giant elliptical gmore
A composite image from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Southern Observamore
A supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun. In this illustration, the supermore
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Odd and unusual images from around the world this week.
A selection of some of our top photos from around the world this week.