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Wandering black holes

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Scientists have long theorized that supermassive black holes can wander through space—but catching them in the act has proven difficult. Every massive galaxy is believed...

First detection of light from behind a black hole

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Fulfilling a prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity, researchers report the first-ever recordings of X-ray emissions from the far side of a black...

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

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

A white dwarf living on the edge

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Astronomers have found a stellar corpse often called a white dwarf that’s roughly the scale of Earth’s moon. White dwarfs are the collapsed remnants...

Astronomers spot a ‘blinking giant’ near the center of the galaxy

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Astronomers have spotted a giant 'blinking' star towards the center of the Milky Way, more than 25,000 light years away. An international team of astronomers...

Astronomer reveals never-before-seen detail of the center of our galaxy

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New research reveals, with unprecedented clarity, details of violent phenomena in the center of our galaxy. Scientists reveal the clearest picture yet of a...

STARFORGE, Stunning simulation of stars being born is the most realistic...

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STARFORGE (Star Formation in Gaseous Environments) developed the first realistic, highest-resolution 3D simulation model of star formation, evolution, and dynamics that account for stellar...

New research reveals hidden processes at work in the hearts of...

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Looking into the hearts of large stars is tricky. Researchers discover that as the core of massive stars there is an activity that is...

NASA’s K2 finds newborn exoplanet around young star

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K2-33b, shown in this illustration, is one of the youngest exoplanets detected to date. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever...

Unexpected Excess of Giant Planets in Star Cluster Messier 67

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This artist's impression shows a hot Jupiter planet orbiting close to one of the stars in the rich old star cluster Messier 67, in...

Was Planet 9 once an exoplanet; stolen by our sun

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Planet 9 was most likely stolen by our sun 4.5 billion years ago. Credit: Image courtesy of Lund University Through a computer-simulated study, astronomers at...