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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.
Feb 25, 2015 01:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have discovered an out-of-place supermassive black hole -- 12 billion times more massive than the sun -- that inexplicably formed when the universe was less than 900 million years old.
Feb 18, 2015 01:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It has long been assumed that the size of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy's core is intimately related to the number of stars that galaxy contains -- but it might not be that simple.
Feb 13, 2015 12:30 PM ET
Most of us kind of get that the Earth is spinning and lots of other stuff out there is doing the same. Fair enough, but ... WHY?
Feb 11, 2015 01:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying an otherwise 'boring' galaxy over a billion light-years from Earth have been surprised to see a powerful storm erupt from its core.
Feb 10, 2015 12:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A chance alignment of galaxies and a touch of extreme physics was all it took for the universe to create an uncanny smiley face in deep space.
Jan 23, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
Giant bubbles of gas that erupted from the core of the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago are expanding out into space at mind-blowing speeds, according to new observations that may help reveal how the strange balloon-like lobes formed.
Jan 21, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
Scientists are finding more evidence of a galactic 'skeleton' lurking inside the appendages of the Milky Way, and studying these massive 'bones' could help researchers get a better idea of what our galaxy looks like from the outside.
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