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Apr 15, 2016 05:06 AM ET
You know how hard it is to get your mind around the size of even a single galaxy in the universe? Now try to imagine a wall of galaxies cemented together by dark matter.
Apr 12, 2016 03:02 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A highly sensitive radio telescope has seen something peculiar in the depths of our cosmos: A group of supermassive black holes are mysteriously aligned, as if captured in a synchronized dance.
Apr 6, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a monster black hole, some 17 billion times more massive than the sun, in a modestly sized galaxy, raising suspicions that supermassive black holes may be much more common than originally thought.
Mar 15, 2016 10:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have observed a supermassive black hole in a distant quasar and made a stunning discovery -- it's spinning one-third the speed of light.
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.
Feb 9, 2016 01:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Our Milky Way may be beautiful, but it sure can ruin our view of the cosmos.
Jan 29, 2016 06:50 AM ET // Jason Major
In case you didn't know, a huge -- like, on a galactic scale -- cloud of gas is currently speeding toward our galaxy at 700,000 mph.
Jan 26, 2016 12:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The space telescope has captured a stunning view of a galaxy that just won't conform to a regular shape.
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