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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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We Have Sent a Message to a Nearby Planet
November 17, 2017
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We Have Sent a Message to a Nearby Planet

Last month, scientists and artists sent a message to GJ 273, a red dwarf star. The signal will be there in about a dozen of years. The red dwarf is also known as Luyten’s star that lies 12.36 light-years from us. There are two planets in the GJ 273 system, one of which, GJ 273b, may be capable of supporting life as we...

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Astronomers Find Twenty New, Possibly Habitable Worlds
November 13, 2017
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Astronomers Find Twenty New, Possibly Habitable Worlds

All of these newly discovered planets might be possibly habitable worlds. That’s because they all orbit within the habitable zone around their star. The Kepler space telescope has made an absolutely incredible number of discoveries. The telescope is hunting for more than eight years. A group of international researchers...

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Giant Object is Found at the Heart of our Galaxy | Unclear if it is a Star or a Planet
November 12, 2017
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Giant Object is Found at the Heart of our Galaxy | Unclear if it is a Star or a Planet

Astronomers have discovered a giant object roaming around the “galactic bulge”, in the heart of the Milky Way. It’s so big it might not actually be a planet. The massive alien world circles a star located 22,000 light years away, at the center of the Milky Way’s bulge. Astronomers call this giant...

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Astronomers Discover the Most Ancient Galaxy on Record
November 06, 2017
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Astronomers Discover the Most Ancient Galaxy on Record

The deeper in space you look, the farther in time you travel. This time, astronomers have found the most ancient galaxy to date. A team of astronomers at the Swinburne University of Technology and The Australian National University (ANU) made this discovery. ANU is a part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence...

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Monster Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star Leaves Astronomers Baffled
November 01, 2017
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Monster Planet Found Orbiting Tiny Star Leaves Astronomers Baffled

An international collaboration of researchers found a monster planet orbiting a tiny star. So, astronomers might rethink their theories of how planets form. This monster planet, known as NGTS-1b, is the size of Jupiter. It orbits an ultracool dwarf star half the size of the sun. The planet NGTS-1b lies 600 light-years from our...

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These Weird Space Sounds Compiled by NASA will Give You Goosebumps
October 30, 2017
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These Weird Space Sounds Compiled by NASA will Give You Goosebumps

Just in time for Halloween, NASA published this compilation of weird space sounds. NASA published this impressive playlist on their Soundcloud account. So, there are plenty of spacecraft roaming the Universe. These weird space sounds come from the farthest reaches of space. It is obvious, that the sound in the vacuum of space...

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