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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 →
Jun 3, 2014 01:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The complex violence of a galactic cluster four-way has been recorded 5 billion light-years distant and astronomers don't yet fully understand what they are witnessing. Continue reading →
May 7, 2014 01:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
We thought we had star formation mechanisms pinned down, but according to new observations of two star clusters, it seems our understanding of how stars are born is less than stellar. Continue reading →
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 →
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