The stellar nursery that produced our solar system separated out from the rest of the galaxy some 30 million years before the sun was born, new research shows.
Heat radiating from the young Earth could help solve the more than 50-year-old mystery of why the far side of the moon, which faces away from Earth, lacks the dark, vast expanses of volcanic rock that define the face of the Man in the Moon as seen from Earth, researchers say.
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In an epic quest to understand how supermassive black holes grow so massive, astronomers are using pulsars to detect gravitational waves. Continue reading →
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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 →
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