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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.
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.
Jun 25, 2015 05:47 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A planet about the size of Neptune but situated 33 times closer to its parent star than Earth orbits the sun is losing its atmosphere, forming a fat, comet-like tail in the process.
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.
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.
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