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May 29, 2015 01:45 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
Powerful jets of material spewing from the edge of monster black holes may be more likely to arise where two galaxies have merged together.
May 14, 2015 09:47 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery -- the clusters are too massive.
May 14, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a quartet of quasars embedded in a single cloud of cold gas, a discovery that challenges currently held theories about how these rare objects form.
Apr 23, 2015 01:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) now spans the diameter of our planet and, when the vast project goes online, astronomers will get their first glimpse of the bright ring surrounding a supermassive black hole.
Apr 10, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Shannon Hall, Space.com
Despite the harsh environment created by the monster black hole lurking in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, new observations show that stars — and, potentially, planets — are forming just two light-years away from the colossal giant.
Feb 27, 2015 12:37 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have detected a black hole embedded in the spiral arm of a galaxy 100 million light-years from Earth — but this isn’t any old black hole, it belongs to an extremely elusive class that may be the ‘missing link’ in black hole evolution.
Feb 25, 2015 01:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have discovered an out-of-place supermassive black hole -- 12 billion times more massive than the sun -- that inexplicably formed when the universe was less than 900 million years old.
Feb 11, 2015 01:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying an otherwise 'boring' galaxy over a billion light-years from Earth have been surprised to see a powerful storm erupt from its core.
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