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Apr 14, 2016 02:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There are few things that get us more excited than the mysteries of dark matter and the warping of spacetime, but when you have both wrapped into a stunning image of an Einstein ring, you know you're onto something special.
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.
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 10, 2016 05:54 AM ET
The galaxy closest to us, Andromeda, is 2.5 million light years from Earth, yet it can still be seen with the naked eye. What goes on in our galactic nextdoor neighbor?
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.
Mar 3, 2016 02:21 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have spotted a bright galaxy located a record-breaking 13.4 billion light years away, the most distant galaxy found yet.
Mar 1, 2016 08:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
To receive a message from an intelligent alien civilization, we have to be looking in the right place at the right time; how can we maximize our chances?
Feb 24, 2016 02:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this picture is worth tens of billions of stars.
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