What are white holes?

Black holes are created when stars die catastrophically in a supernova. So what in the universe is a white hole?

Video: How do black holes evaporate?

Nothing lasts forever, not even black holes. According to Stephen Hawking, black holes will evaporate over vast periods of time. But how, exactly, does this happen?

CMS in 2011: A mountain of particle collision data

Datasets are the currency of physics. As data accumulate, measurement uncertainty ranges shrink, increasing the potential for discoveries and making non-observations more stringent, with more far-reaching consequences. In ...

Planets smashed into dust near supermassive black holes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fat doughnut-shaped dust shrouds that obscure about half of supermassive black holes could be the result of high speed crashes between planets and asteroids, according to a new theory from an international ...