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LIGO Detects A Third Black Hole Collision
June 03, 2017
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LIGO Detects A Third Black Hole Collision

Scientists have detected a black hole collision. It lies some 3 billion light-years away, much farther than the previous two discoveries. This is the third time since 2015 that these space-time vibrations known as gravitational waves from the merger of a pair of giant black holes has been observed via an instrument called...

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Large Magellanic Cloud: A Galaxy Within A Galaxy
May 29, 2017
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Large Magellanic Cloud: A Galaxy Within A Galaxy

The Large Magellanic Cloud is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth. The LMC is the third closest galaxy to the Milky Way. In fact the galaxy is thought to be orbiting inside the Milky Way. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. From the Tarantula Nebula, the...

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What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other
May 27, 2017
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What Happens When Galaxies Collide With Each Other

Interactions between galaxies are quite normal, especially between giant and satellite galaxies. Two galaxies are drawn together by forces they can’t see but they can feel. It’s a mutual gravitational attraction. Because of this, galaxies come too close to one another, to the point where the gravity of the...

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What Are Satellite Galaxies?
May 27, 2017
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What Are Satellite Galaxies?

Our sun is one of a massive collection of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, while every star orbits the center of the galaxy. But these hundreds of billions of stars are not the only big things orbiting the center of the galaxy. A whole galaxy can orbit the center of another bigger galaxy. Astronomers call these kinds of...

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Proxima Centauri With Its Possibly Habitable Planet Are Closest To Earth
May 26, 2017
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Proxima Centauri With Its Possibly Habitable Planet Are Closest To Earth

Proxima Centauri, differently called Alpha Centauri C is a red dwarf, a small low-mass star, about 4.2 light-years from the Sun in the constellation of Centaurus. This star is the nearest one to the sun, but as it is so small and dim we cannot see it with the naked eye. The Scottish astronomer Robert Innes, the Director of...

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What Exactly Are Black Holes And How Strong Are They
May 26, 2017
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What Exactly Are Black Holes And How Strong Are They

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can’t get out. That’s because the matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. Because no light can get out, people can’t see black holes. They are invisible. Space telescopes with special tools can help find black holes. The special...

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Giant Clouds of Space Alcohol Floating in the Deepness
May 25, 2017
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Giant Clouds of Space Alcohol Floating in the Deepness

Ten thousand light years from earth, a massive cloud of space alcohol was found. Astronomers have found vast quantities of pure alcohol in an interstellar cloud some 10,000 light years from Earth. This breakthrough occurred in 1995 when researchers at Ohio State University collected data for astronomers. Thus, making this...

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Learn What Lies Beyond Our Solar System
May 24, 2017
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Learn What Lies Beyond Our Solar System

Our sun is not the only one in the Galaxy. There are at least 100 billion stars beyond our solar system, a spiral galaxy about 100,000 light-years across. Our star along with its planets float around the milky way galaxy. Stars beyond our Solar System are arranged in a pinwheel pattern with four major arms, and we live about...

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New Telescope Just Detected Mysterious Signal From Space
May 24, 2017
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New Telescope Just Detected Mysterious Signal From Space

After just four days of observation, the telescope has detected mysterious signal from deep space which has surprised astronomers. Less than a week into its research, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope detected radio bursts. The bursts were emanating from the constellation Leo. The strange and rare...

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Hubble Space Telescope Spotted The Most Distant Object In The Universe
May 22, 2017
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Hubble Space Telescope Spotted The Most Distant Object In The Universe

Scientists, through the Hubble Space Telescope, have found the most distant object that humans have ever seen. A galaxy, 13.4 billion light-years away, has been spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope. It could lead scientists to question their understanding of the way that the universe evolved. A galaxy of such a size...

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