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Three Super-Earths Found Orbiting Cool Dwarf Star
January 30, 2018
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Three Super-Earths Found Orbiting Cool Dwarf Star

Astronomers have found three super-Earths orbiting around a cool star called LP 415-17. They used data from the NASA Kepler spacecraft’s reborn K2 mission. They have achieved this discovery using data from the NASA Kepler spacecraft’s reborn K2 mission. The finding is reported January 18 in a paper published on the arXiv...

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Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole that “Burps”
January 17, 2018
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Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole that “Burps”

Supermassive black holes reside at the center of most, if not all, massive galaxies. Astronomers recently discovered a supermassive black hole that “burps”. It lies approximately 900 million light-years from Earth, in a galaxy called SDSS J1354+1327 (J1354 for short). The work, presented at the Washington, D.C.,...

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Citizen Scientists Discover a Multi-Planet System
January 14, 2018
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Citizen Scientists Discover a Multi-Planet System

For the first time, citizen scientists discover a five-exoplanet system with super-earths, using Kepler data. Exoplanet Explorers is a project where citizen scientists discover different exoplanets. Thus, studying the physical features of these planets, such as their atmosphere, density, and chemistry. However, this is the...

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Hubble Captures a Celestial ‘Snow Globe’ – Messier 79
December 14, 2017
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Hubble Captures a Celestial ‘Snow Globe’ – Messier 79

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope caught a magnificent view of Messier 79. It resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. Messier 79 aka M79, is a globular cluster and it lies in the constellation Lepus, 41,000 light-years from Earth. It’s also known as NGC 1904 in the astronomical catalog. Experts made the photo...

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Extremely Massive Galaxies at the Universe’s Infancy
December 08, 2017
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Extremely Massive Galaxies at the Universe’s Infancy

At the universe’s infancy, two dwarf-galaxies formed and were speeding towards each other. Thus, confronting one another and assembling into a large galaxy. Based on current theories, in the universe’s infancy galaxies were tiny. So, they needed to merge with each other to form larger ones that we see today....

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Twin Super-Earths Found Orbiting in the Habitable Zone
December 07, 2017
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Twin Super-Earths Found Orbiting in the Habitable Zone

Firstly astronomers found an exoplanet with a potential to harbor life. Then, they found its neighbor. Both of them lying in the habitable zone. A team of researchers found a super-Earth planet called K2-18b using data collected by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). They say the new planet could be a scaled-up version...

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Two Supermassive Black Holes ‘Photobomb’ Andromeda Galaxy
December 05, 2017
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Two Supermassive Black Holes ‘Photobomb’ Andromeda Galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a tightly coupled pair of supermassive black holes. They call this pair of giant black holes J0045+41. Astronomers observed it using X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and optical data from ground-based telescopes. Previously, researchers thought this object to be a binary star system,...

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Infant Stars Found Near the Supermassive Black Hole of our Galaxy
November 29, 2017
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Infant Stars Found Near the Supermassive Black Hole of our Galaxy

Astronomers have found telltale signs of 11 low-mass stars. They are forming ONLY three light-years away from the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. This discovery is really surprising because at this proximity conditions are harsh. Thus, star formation there is really hard to imagine. At such a distance, the supermassive...

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The most Detailed Image of Small Magellanic Cloud
November 29, 2017
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The most Detailed Image of Small Magellanic Cloud

Radio telescope caught the most detailed image of the Small Magellanic Cloud. It reveals secrets of how it formed and how it is likely to evolve. The image highlights the atomic hydrogen gas in the Small Magellanic Cloud. It will help researchers understand the galaxy’s evolution. The Small Magellanic Cloud is a dwarf...

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Weird Interstellar Object is a Cigar-Shaped Asteroid
November 21, 2017
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Weird Interstellar Object is a Cigar-Shaped Asteroid

Astronomers with the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii, first saw this object on Oct. 19. They currently discovered that the asteroid’s shape is similar to a cigar. The weird object is about a quarter-mile long. It comes from outside our solar system traveling at very high speeds. “This thing is an oddball,”...

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