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Astronomers Observe Universe’s First Stars
March 04, 2018
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Astronomers Observe Universe’s First Stars

It’s the first time for astronomers to look at light from the Universe’s first stars. They have glimpsed the dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago. In this time, the earliest stars were just beginning to glow after the Big Bang. Astronomers call this moment the Cosmic Dawn. Astronomers, through a small...

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Astronomer Observes First Ever Supernova Birth
February 26, 2018
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Astronomer Observes First Ever Supernova Birth

An amateur astronomer has observed the first-ever supernova birth from the comfort of his home. This is a landmark for astronomy. Victor Buso is a locksmith who is also passionate about astronomy. He recorded the birth of a normal type IIb supernova this week since named SN 2016gkg. In September 2016 in Argentina, Víctor Buso...

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Certain Black Holes Might Erase your Past
February 25, 2018
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Certain Black Holes Might Erase your Past

Entering a black hole would be impossible to survive… or would it? A mathematician suggests that certain black holes might obliterate your past. Equations of the theory of relativity suggest that certain black holes can erase the past conditional of the observer. Also they could have an infinite number of possible...

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Astronomers Observe a Supermassive Black Hole’s Spinning Disk
February 20, 2018
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Astronomers Observe a Supermassive Black Hole’s Spinning Disk

ALMA telescope just captured an image of the rotating dusty gas torus. It swirls around the supermassive black hole of M77. So, astronomers have talked about the existence of such rotating structures decades ago. But this is the first time they’ve confirmed one so clearly. The supermassive black hole lies in the...

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Astrophysicists Discover Extrasolar Planets for the First Time
February 05, 2018
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Astrophysicists Discover Extrasolar Planets for the First Time

Astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma have discovered a group of extrasolar planets (beyond our solar system) for the first time. So, the newly found planets lie in a galaxy roughly 3.8 billion light-years away. Xinyu Dai and Eduardo Guerras, a postdoctoral researcher, and professor from the Homer L. Dodge...

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The Definition of a ‘Planet’ Might be Changed
January 24, 2018
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The Definition of a ‘Planet’ Might be Changed

Astrophysicist proposes a new definition of a Planet. At present, there’s confusion regarding whether the biggest planets really are planets. Kevin Schlaufman, an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University, has brought up a new definition in a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal on Monday. He suggests...

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Hubble Caught a Stunning Photo of Cartwheel Galaxy
January 23, 2018
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Hubble Caught a Stunning Photo of Cartwheel Galaxy

NASA/ESA’s (European Space Agency) Hubble Space Telescope captured an amazing view of the Cartwheel Galaxy. A violent galactic collision reshaped it. About 100 million years ago, a smaller galaxy has passed right through a large disk galaxy. Thus, producing shock waves that swept up gas and dust – much like the...

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Researchers Investigating Superpowerful Radio Blasts from Space
January 11, 2018
Science

Researchers Investigating Superpowerful Radio Blasts from Space

Scientists are probing the extraterrestrial source of incredibly powerful radio blasts. They are one of the most strange phenomena we know. We don’t know much about these signals. However, scientists now have suggested that they are coming from an “extreme” environment. The signals might come from a dense...

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List of the 8 Most Distant Astronomical Objects
January 08, 2018
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List of the 8 Most Distant Astronomical Objects

You are about to visit the most distant astronomical objects so far discovered. Astronomers infer distances to remote objects by measuring the cosmological redshift of their light. Basically, the larger the distance to the system, the longer the emitted photons have traveled through expanding space. Thus, the higher the...

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Astronomers Observe Giant Bubbles on Surface of Red Giant Star
December 29, 2017
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Astronomers Observe Giant Bubbles on Surface of Red Giant Star

An international team of scientists has directly observed granules on the surface of a red giant star called π1 Gruis. Granules are patterns of convection currents in the plasma of a star. ESO astronomer Claudia Paladini led the international team of scientists that made the discovery. They used the Precision...

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