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Mar 4, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
Last week, a group of astronomers announced that they had for the first time discovered the source galaxy for a mysterious type of event known as a fast radio burst (FRB). But only a few days later, another group of scientists produced informal research that suggested otherwise.
Jan 11, 2016 11:55 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have made a cosmic growth chart of the Milky Way galaxy, an innovative blending of data collected by the ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey and a new technique to determine the ages of stars.
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 28, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Jesse Emspak, Space.com
How low can you go? Astronomers have found a star with an incredibly low concentration of heavy elements that still has a sizable planet around it — the most metal-poor star ever discovered with an orbiting, rocky planet.
Dec 9, 2015 09:39 AM ET // Sarah Lewin, Space.com
The find affords researchers a rare look into how ancient galaxies evolved.
Nov 24, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
To celebrate 100 years since Einstein formulated his theory of general relativity, we celebrate the beautiful observations created by a spacetime phenomenon known as gravitational lensing.
Nov 19, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have detected something baffling at the furthest frontiers of our observable universe: lots of massive galaxies that shouldn't even exist.
Aug 28, 2015 05:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a galaxy, 600 million light-years away, a black hole deathmatch is ripping up spacetime, exposing some fascinating dynamics at the heart of a powerful quasar.
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