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Jul 21, 2014 05:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In 2011, astronomers were getting excited for what promised to be a spectacular cosmic event. Sadly, it looks like it's turned out to be a galactic damp squib. Continue reading →
Jul 18, 2014 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The idea that there are an infinite number of universes beyond our own is assumed impossible to prove or disprove -- but a new computer model might give us hints as to what evidence to look for. Continue reading →
Jul 10, 2014 07:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted an unprecedented 100,000 light-year long structure wrapped around two colliding galaxies. Continue reading →
Jul 7, 2014 05:25 AM ET
The recent discovery of gravitational waves present in cosmic microwave background radiation -- posited as evidence of the big bang -- has been called into question by, of all things, dust that needs to be accounted for.
Jun 20, 2014 01:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Sometimes, a discovery is announced prematurely; that's the case here.
Jun 10, 2014 10:06 PM ET // Jason Major
After hundreds of hours staring into the Whirlpool Galaxy, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory has spotted the X-ray emissions of active black holes. Continue reading →
Jun 4, 2014 02:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A weird type of 'hybrid' star has been discovered nearly 40 years since it was first theorized -- but until now has been curiously difficult to find. Continue reading →
May 27, 2014 04:29 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although we have a pretty good idea that our galaxy contains a supermassive black hole at its core, there could be another — albeit rather exotic — explanation for our observations of Sagittarius A*. It might be a wormhole. This … Continue reading →
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