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Scientists Discover How Supermassive Black Holes Are Fed
January 14, 2019
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Scientists Discover How Supermassive Black Holes Are Fed

An Israeli-led team has figured out how supermassive black holes get so big. They observed a strange light spectrum from suddenly growing black hole. Supermassive black holes lie at the cores of most galaxies. They weigh millions to billions of times more than our sun. But it still remains unclear to scientists how they grow to...

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Our Sun Will Turn Into a Giant Crystal Ball After it Dies
January 10, 2019
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Our Sun Will Turn Into a Giant Crystal Ball After it Dies

Billions of years from now our dead Sun will solidify into a giant crystal ball, a new study suggests.  Most stars entering the final chapter of their lives tend to shrink, wither and slowly turn white. Astronomers call these cold, dense objects white dwarfs. As detailed in a paper published on Wednesday in Nature,...

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Astronomers Find A Titanic Structure In The Early Universe
October 17, 2018
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Astronomers Find A Titanic Structure In The Early Universe

Astronomers have discovered a titanic structure nicknamed Hyperion. It is the most massive structure existing so early in the formation of the Universe. This massive object lies in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant). Hyperion exists at a remote time and distance, merely 2 billion years after the Big Bang. The giant...

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Gravitational Waves Provide New Information About Extra Dimensions
September 16, 2018
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Gravitational Waves Provide New Information About Extra Dimensions

Gravitational waves are disturbances in the fabric of spacetime. It takes massive, cataclysmic events to make waves large enough for us to detect. Last year’s discovery of gravitational waves coming from two colliding neutron stars was groundbreaking. Prof. Daniel Holz said, “This is the very first time we’ve been...

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Astronomers Discover Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe
August 17, 2018
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Astronomers Discover Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Recently, astronomers have identified some of the oldest galaxies in the universe. They began to form only about 100 million years after the Big Bang. Astronomers from the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics were studying dark matter when they...

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Einstein is Right Again – All Objects Fall the Same Way
July 05, 2018
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Einstein is Right Again – All Objects Fall the Same Way

Astronomers find more evidence that Einstein got gravity right. One of his predictions was that all objects fall the same way despite their mass or composition. Until now Einstein’s equations have passed all tests. Even his theory of falling objects has passed tests here on Earth. But scientists weren’t sure if the...

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Astronomers Capture Baby Planet For The First Time
July 02, 2018
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Astronomers Capture Baby Planet For The First Time

For the first time, astronomers have observed a planet being born. They’ve also shared the historic photo, the first of its kind, of the baby planet. The new photo shows a young planet taking shape in the disk of gas and dust surrounding a young star. “These disks around young stars are the birthplaces of planets,...

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Would An Alien Civilization Survive Climate Change?
June 05, 2018
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Would An Alien Civilization Survive Climate Change?

Researchers want to know if a sustainable alien civilization exists somewhere, maybe outside our galaxy or “our universe”. Climate change, deforestation, and biodiversity loss is something that is happening right in front of our eyes. Many out there believe that creating a sustainable version of civilization is one...

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Scientists Found One of the Largest Neutron Stars
May 30, 2018
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Scientists Found One of the Largest Neutron Stars

Astronomers have witnessed one of the heaviest and largest neutron stars known to science. It is twice as massive as the sun. Researchers from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group of the UPC and the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics (IAC) have made the discovery. They used a pioneering method to find a neutron star of...

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Astronomers Take a Close Look at a Distant Pulsar
May 26, 2018
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Astronomers Take a Close Look at a Distant Pulsar

Astronomers have made one of the highest-resolution observations in the history of astronomy. They observed a distant pulsar 6,500 light-years from Earth. So, a team of astronomers has observed two intense regions of radiation, 20 km apart, around a star 6,500 light-years away. We are talking about a pair of stars orbiting...

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