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Apr 16, 2014 11:43 AM ET // Jason Major
The debris from a stellar explosion from 2,200 years ago still shines brightly in x-rays -- even though it shouldn't Continue reading →
Sep 27, 2013 06:29 AM ET // Jason Major
Astronomers make the first direct observations of a "missing link" between two stages of neutron star evolution. Continue reading →
Sep 25, 2013 05:59 AM ET // Jason Major
It's a case of cosmic whodunit: What happened to all the external stars in M60-UCD1, an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy? They were stolen. Continue reading →
May 29, 2013 01:10 AM ET // Markus Hammonds
An elderly neutron star appears to be hiding a surprisingly powerful magnetic field. And it's probably not the only one of its kind! Continue reading →
May 8, 2013 06:23 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
Ever tried to comprehend the magnitude of the cosmos and some of its most energetic processes? If so, the X-ray halo around the merging galaxies known as NGC 6240 may just blow your mind. Continue reading →
Dec 18, 2012 09:32 PM ET // Jason Major
X-ray evidence for the most massive black holes in our universe has been discovered -- but they're not supermassive, they're ULTRAmassive.
Sep 14, 2011 04:51 AM ET // Jason Major
Some relationships are doomed from the beginning, and the same can be said of some planetary systems.
Oct 24, 2012 05:17 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Our typically mild-mannered black hole recently flared up, and NASA's new X-ray space telescope saw all the action.
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