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How the universe is reflected near black holes

When a black hole passes between us and a distant galaxy, the galaxy may be fine, but its image may never escape....

Watching the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole feed

At the center of our Milky Way lies a supermassive black hole (SMBH) called Sagittarius A* (SgrA*). Supermassive black holes reside at...

Goldilocks planets ‘with a tilt’ may develop more complex life

Goldilocks planets are the ones that may support complex life. This is due to their location in the Goldilocks Zone which is...

Astronomers discover an oversized black hole population in the star cluster...

Palomar 5 is a unique star cluster. In a new paper, astrophysicists show that distinguishing features of Palomar 5 are likely the...

Observation, simulation, and AI join forces to reveal a clear universe

Japanese astronomers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) technique to remove noise in astronomical data due to random variations in galaxy...

Physicists observationally confirm Hawking’s black hole theorem for the first time

Study offers evidence, based on gravitational waves, to show that the total area of a black hole’s event horizon can never decrease.

‘There may not be a conflict after all’ in expanding universe...

Our universe is expanding, but our two main ways to measure how fast this expansion is happening have resulted in different answers....

Comet strike may have sparked civilisation shift

A cluster of comet fragments believed to have hit Earth nearly 13,000 years ago may have shaped the origins of human civilisation,...

Hubble data confirms galaxies lacking dark matter

The most accurate distance measurement yet of ultra-diffuse galaxy (UDG) NGC1052-DF2 (DF2) confirms beyond any shadow of a doubt that it is...

Mystery of Betelgeuse’s dip in brightness solved

A team of astronomers have now published new images of the star’s surface, taken using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope...

Largest structures in the universe show clear light-shifted signal of rotation

Galaxies reside in filaments hundreds of millions of light-years long, on a backbone of dark matter. And, where those filaments meet, there...