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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 14, 2014 01:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As part of an ongoing survey of active galaxies, the Hubble Space Telescope looked deep into the heart of one stunning example just 32 million light-years from the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Jul 8, 2014 12:42 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd,
A hotspot of powerful, ultrahigh-energy particles streams toward Earth from beneath the handle of the Big Dipper constellation. This collection of cosmic rays may help scientists nail down the origin point of the powerful particles, a century-old mystery.
Jun 25, 2014 02:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, three supermassive black holes have been discovered in a tight orbital dance inside the center of a galaxy 4 billion light-years away. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
May 23, 2014 03:57 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Conventional thinking suggests that the most massive black holes possess a ringed doughnut-shaped torus of gas and dust trapped in orbit around them. But if we know one thing about black holes, they're anything but conventional. Continue reading →
May 13, 2014 02:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
What happens when two neutron stars collide? Using a sophisticated computer simulation, NASA scientists have visualized this violent scenario in awesome degenerate-matter-crushing detail. Continue reading →
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