To celebrate 15 years in orbit, NASA has release new, mind-blowing views of the Chandra X-ray observatory's most famous supernova remnants.
The complex violence of a galactic cluster four-way has been recorded 5 billion light-years distant and astronomers don't yet fully understand what they are witnessing. Continue reading →
By tracing radioactive material in the remains of a nearby exploded star, scientists have a new understanding of what happened in the star’s final moments. Continue reading →
There's small black holes and supermassive black holes, but where are all the medium-sized black holes?
Astronomers make the first direct observations of a "missing link" between two stages of neutron star evolution. Continue reading →
A powerful NASA space telescope has found not one, but 10 monster black holes lurking in the hearts of distant galaxies.
Orbiting x-ray observatories have made their first detections of a transiting exoplanet. Continue reading →
News about black holes is usually accompanied by some fun description of them eating stuff. But the supermassive behemoth at the center of NGC 253 has become a little... sleepy. Continue reading →
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