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Mar 24, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you happened to be falling into a black hole, the last thing on your mind will likely be how pretty the view is. Continue reading →
Jan 24, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Jason Major
You don't need ballistics tests for this crime scene; only the incredibly powerful jets from a supermassive black hole would have the force and energy to blast holes like this in a cosmic gas cloud.
Sep 27, 2013 06:29 AM ET // Jason Major
Astronomers make the first direct observations of a "missing link" between two stages of neutron star evolution. Continue reading →
Sep 25, 2013 05:59 AM ET // Jason Major
It's a case of cosmic whodunit: What happened to all the external stars in M60-UCD1, an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy? They were stolen. Continue reading →
Jul 29, 2013 09:57 PM ET // Jason Major
Orbiting x-ray observatories have made their first detections of a transiting exoplanet. Continue reading →
Jul 12, 2013 12:00 PM ET // Jason Major
Although they may shine for many billions of years, stars like our sun don't last forever and when it's time for them to fizzle away into the night they most certainly don't go gently -- but the result can be quite beautiful.
Jun 11, 2013 12:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
News about black holes is usually accompanied by some fun description of them eating stuff. But the supermassive behemoth at the center of NGC 253 has become a little... sleepy. Continue reading →
Dec 18, 2012 09:32 PM ET // Jason Major
X-ray evidence for the most massive black holes in our universe has been discovered -- but they're not supermassive, they're ULTRAmassive.
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