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Amateur stargazers find supernovas in distant galaxies

More than 40,000 amateur astronomers have classified two million unidentified heavenly bodies found by the SkyMapper tel…

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Astronomers reveal supermassive black hole’s intense magnetic field

A team of five astronomers from Chalmers University of Technology have revealed an extremely powerful magnetic field, be…

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Supermassive Black Hole Blasts Star-Making Gas From Galaxy’s Core

The galaxy highlighted in the study, known as IRAS F11119+3257, has an actively growing supermassive black hole at its c…

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New insights found in black hole collisions

New research provides revelations about the most energetic event in the universe — the merging of two spinning, orbiting…

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Unravelling the mystery of Nova Vul 1670

APEX and Effelsberg observations explain bright outburst in 17th Century caused by stellar collision

In 1670 a new star appeared in the sky, which could even be seen with the naked eye. It was not a nova, but a much rarer…

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Black holes don’t erase information, scientists say

The “information loss paradox” in black holes — a problem that has plagued physics for nearly 40 years — may not exist

The paper outlines how interactions between particles emitted by a black hole can reveal information about what lies wit…

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The forces that move stars in galaxies

A new mechanism explains the strange orbit of suns in elliptical galactic systems

Elliptical galaxies form when at least two disk galaxies collide with each other and coalesce. Unusual things may happen…

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Galaxy Clusters Formed as 'Fireworks'

By combining observations of the distant universe made with telescopes in Arizona as well as the European Space Agency's…

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New Research Suggests Solar System May Have Once Harbored Super-Earths

Caltech and UC Santa Cruz Researchers Say Earth Belongs to a Second Generation of Planets

Long before Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars formed, it seems that the inner solar system may have harbored a number of s…

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More than a million stars are forming in a mysterious dusty gas cloud in a nearby galaxy

UCLA astronomer is part of international team that discovered remarkable star cluster

More than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own, an i…

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Astronomers find impossibly large black hole

An international team of astronomers has found a huge and ancient black hole which was powering the brightest object ear…

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Why isn’t the universe as bright as it should be?

Study explains why galaxies don’t churn out as many stars as they should.

A handful of new stars are born each year in the Milky Way, while many more blink on across the universe. But astronomer…

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Welcome to the neighbourhood: new dwarf galaxies discovered in orbit around the Milky Way

A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge have identified nine new dwarf satellites orbiting the Milky Way,…

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A star is born: Galactic 'rain' could be key to star formation

Some of the galaxies in our universe are veritable star nurseries. For example, our own Milky Way produces, on average, …

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‘Habitable’ planet GJ 581d previously dismissed as noise probably does exist

A report published in Science has dismissed claims made last year that the first super-Earth planet discovered in the ha…

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UCLA physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe

New research by UCLA physicists, published in the journal Physical Review Letters, offers a possible solution to the mys…

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Astronomers report first discovery of a distant star exploding into a supernova

UCLA scientist says finding, using multiple images that reached Earth at different times, advances the understanding of dark matter

The galaxy cluster is so large that its gravity bends and intensifies the light from the supernova, which resides roughl…

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A close call of 0.8 light years

Astronomers identify the closest known flyby of a star to our solar system: a dim star that passed through the Oort Cloud 70,000 years ago

A group of astronomers from the US, Europe, Chile and South Africa have determined that 70,000 years ago a recently disc…

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In a First, Astronomers Catch a Multiple Star System in the Process of Forming

This week an international team of astronomers reports the first multiple-star system to be observed during the earliest…

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Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s

Astronomer Eric Mamajek at the University of Rochester and his co-author from the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, h…

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