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Black Hole Eating a Star Seen For The First Time
June 14, 2018
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Black Hole Eating a Star Seen For The First Time

Astronomers observe for the first time a monster black hole eating a star and throwing an enormous blast. The study relies on 10 years of observations. The new research relies on observations from a group of well-known telescopes. This may help astronomers locate black holes in the future. As the black hole rips the star...

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Nanodiamonds Causing Mysterious Stars’ Microwaves
June 12, 2018
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Nanodiamonds Causing Mysterious Stars’ Microwaves

Observations show that tiny particles of diamond (nanodiamonds) are responsible for the mysterious source of microwaves across the Milky Way. Astronomers have always struggled over the exact source of a strange type of faint microwave light. The source comes from far across the Milky Way. They call this ‘glow’ of...

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Three Earth-Sized Planets Found 160 Light-Years Away
June 08, 2018
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Three Earth-Sized Planets Found 160 Light-Years Away

Astronomers collected data from the K2 mission of NASA’s Kepler satellite. Thus, finding three Earth-sized planets in a solar system 160 light-years away. These mysterious worlds lie in the constellation of the Sextant at 50 parsecs from the Sun. They orbit too close to their parent star. Therefore, they may be too hot...

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Possible Signs of Water Found in Unique Exoplanet – WASP-127b
June 01, 2018
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Possible Signs of Water Found in Unique Exoplanet – WASP-127b

The new discovery is unlike anything in our Solar System. Researchers from the University of Cambridge are investigating the gaseous exoplanet, WASP-127b. They have identified ‘fingerprints’ of multiple metals and in one of the least dense exoplanets ever found. For this investigation, scientists at the University of...

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A Brand New World Found in CS Cha Binary System
May 13, 2018
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A Brand New World Found in CS Cha Binary System

Dutch researchers from Leiden University led an international team of astronomers which has discovered a brand new planet.  Astronomers found this mysterious companion in a binary star system thanks to an infrared image of the CS Cha binary. However, for a better observation, they passed the image under special polarization...

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First Cloudless Exoplanet Discovered
May 08, 2018
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First Cloudless Exoplanet Discovered

So, an international team of scientists has discovered for the first time a cloudless exoplanet, WASP-96b. The sodium shines brightly in this world. Here’s the story. Hot gas giants outside of our solar system are rich in sodium, which is the seventh-most common element in the universe. But the clouds that dominate the...

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Most Detailed Map of Milky Way Could Transform Astronomy
April 27, 2018
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Most Detailed Map of Milky Way Could Transform Astronomy

European Space Agency released the most detailed map yet of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Astronomers used data from the ESA’s Gaia satellite. So, the image you see above (full resolution available here) features the positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars and the distance, colors, velocities, and directions of motion of about...

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Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way
April 04, 2018
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Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way

A recent study suggests that the center of the Milky Way is hiding about ten thousand black holes. But we have never previously been able to see them. For decades astronomers have suspected there might be a host of smaller black holes. All of them surrounding the supermassive one, Sagittarius A*, that sits at the center of...

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Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to our Home – NGC 1277
March 15, 2018
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Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to our Home – NGC 1277

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an ancient cluster of stars in our own cosmic backyard. Astronomers call this ancient galaxy as NGC 1277. NGC 1277 unique for the fact that is composed exclusively of aging stars that were born 10 billion years ago. The eerie galaxy doesn’t appear to have evolved much in the...

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Astronomers Discover that all Galaxies Spin the Same
March 14, 2018
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Astronomers Discover that all Galaxies Spin the Same

Recently, astronomers have discovered that no matter how big, all galaxies rotate once every billion years. Researchers think this is weird. Lead researcher Gerhardt Meurer said the discovery was “kind of weird.” “I just thought that’s kind of odd, small galaxies and big galaxies all orbiting at the same...

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