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Jan 5, 2016 08:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A supermassive black hole at the center of a neighbor galaxy apparently 'burped' after swallowing up nearby matter, a phenomenon that may have been instrumental in shaping the early universe
Dec 29, 2015 07:50 AM ET // Kasandra Brabaw, Space.com contributor
An explosion in space may have created not only a brilliant nebula but also a rapidly spinning neutron star, according to new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Dec 22, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a galactic cluster far, far away, a galaxy has grown an unprecedented tail of super-heated gases, providing astronomers with a unique glimpse of an extreme intragalactic environment.
Sep 24, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy has started to stir and astronomers are pondering whether the uptick in flare activity has been triggered by the passage of a mysterious dust-enshrouded star.
Aug 11, 2015 05:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered the smallest supermassive black hole lurking in the center of a dwarf galaxy around 340 million light-years away. Small it may be, but it could help to unlock some pretty hefty black hole mysteries.
Jul 22, 2015 06:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As spotted by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, a binary star system 7,500 light-years away has undergone a violent stellar wrecking ball event.
Mar 26, 2015 04:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New research reveals just how invisible this stuff is, even to itself.
Mar 16, 2015 08:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
GK Persei is the site of a powerful stellar explosion over 100 years ago that continues to shape surrounding space to this day.
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