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Best Ever Evidence Of A Rare Black Hole

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Mars Imaged by Hubble

Scientists have been able to prove the existence of small black holes and those that are super-massive but the existence of an elusive type of black hole, known as intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) is hotly debated.


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A New Experiment to Understand Dark Matter

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Dark Matter Map

Is dark matter a source of a yet unknown force in addition to gravity? The mysterious dark matter is little understood and trying to understand its properties is an important challenge in modern physics and astrophysics.

A New And Improved Way To Find Baby Planets

A New And Improved Way To Find Baby Planets

New work from an international team of astronomers including Carnegie's Jaehan Bae used archival radio telescope data to develop a new method for finding very young extrasolar planets.


New GAIA Data Reveals Mergers In The Milky Way

New GAIA Data Reveals Mergers In The Milky Way

University of Groningen astronomers have discovered relics of merger events in the Milky Way halo.


Fermi Satellite Celebrates Ten Years of Discoveries

Fermi Satellite Celebrates Ten Years of Discoveries

On June 11, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope celebrates a decade of using gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light in the cosmos, to study black holes, neutron stars, and other extreme cosmic objects and events.


Arctic Greenland Telescope Opens New Era of Astronomy

Arctic Greenland Telescope Opens New Era of Astronomy

To study the most extreme objects in the Universe, astronomers sometimes have to go to some extreme places themselves.


NASA: Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Center of the Milky Way

NASA: Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Center of the Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.


Astronomers Spot a Distant and Lonely Neutron Star

Astronomers Spot a Distant and Lonely Neutron Star

Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy, using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile.


Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies Released

Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies Released

Capitalizing on the unparalleled sharpness and spectral range of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers is releasing the most comprehensive, high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of nearby star-forming galaxies.


Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After The Big Bang

Evidence for Stars Forming Just 250 Million Years After The Big Bang

Astronomers have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and ESO's Very Large Telescope to determine that star formation in the very distant galaxy MACS1149-JD1 started at an unexpectedly early stage, only 250 million years after the Big Bang.


A New Map For A Birthplace Of Stars

A New Map For A Birthplace Of Stars

A Yale-led research group has created the most detailed maps yet of a vast seedbed of stars similar to Earth's Sun.


The Fastest-Growing Black Hole Known in the Universe

The Fastest-Growing Black Hole Known in the Universe

Astronomers at the Australian National University (ANU) have found the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe, describing it as a monster that devours a mass equivalent to our Sun every two days.


Dozens of Binaries From Milky Way's Globular Clusters Could Be Detectable By LISA

Dozens of Binaries From Milky Way's Globular Clusters Could Be Detectable By LISA

The historic first detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes far outside our galaxy opened a new window to understanding the universe.


NICER Finds an X-ray Pulsar in a Record-fast Orbit

NICER Finds an X-ray Pulsar in a Record-fast Orbit

Scientists analyzing the first data from the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission have found two stars that revolve around each other every 38 minutes.


Black Hole Swarm In The Center Of The Milky Way

Black Hole Swarm In The Center Of The Milky Way

This black hole bounty consists of stellar-mass black holes, which typically weigh between 5 and 30 times the mass of the Sun.


What Will Happen When Our Sun Dies?

What Will Happen When Our Sun Dies?

Scientists agree the sun will die in approximately 10 billion years, but they weren't sure what would happen next...until now.


Self-Assembling Space Telescope Eyes Discovery of New Exoplanets

Self-Assembling Space Telescope Eyes Discovery of New Exoplanets

Sure, it sounds kind of far out: a modular space telescope, nearly 100 feet across, composed of individual units launched as ancillary payloads on space missions over a period of months and years, units that will navigate autonomously to a pre-determined point in space and self-assemble.


Stellar Thief is The Surviving Companion to a Supernova

Stellar Thief is The Surviving Companion to a Supernova

How stripped-envelope supernovas lose that outer envelope is not entirely clear.



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