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Active galactic nuclei and star formation

16 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Most galaxies host a supermassive black hole at their nucleus. (A supermassive black hole is one whose mass exceeds a million solar-masses.) A key unresolved issue in galaxy...
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What does a black hole look like?

16 hours ago   |   Phys.org

At the center of our galaxy lies a swirling, energy-spewing supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A* or Sgr A*, for short. For billions of years, surrounding gas and dust...
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The Milky Way could be spreading life from star to star

16 hours ago   |   Phys.org

For almost two centuries, scientists have theorized that life may be distributed throughout the universe by meteoroids, asteroids, planetoids, and other astronomical objects...
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Observations unveil an ionized halo of planetary nebula IC 5148

16 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope , astronomers have performed observations of the planetary nebula IC 5148. The new study, described in a paper published October 2 on the arXiv...
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Astronomy student searches for giant rings with pictures from 1890

16 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Meticulous analysis of hundreds of photographic plates from the star J1407 between 1890 and 2007 show no stellar eclipses. Robin Mentel, a Master's student at Leiden...
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Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form

16 hours ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a...
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Stephen Hawking's final paper about black holes is now online

3 days ago   |   TechCrunch

Stephen Hawking href=""> passed away earlier this year at the age of 76, but his incredible intellect isn't yet done contributing to the scientific community. The acclaimed...
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Best Astronomy and Astrophysics Books

3 days ago   |   Space   |   2 articles

Space.com's editors present a list of the astrophysics and astronomy books worth a read-through.
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Another NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit

3 days ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

Another NASA space telescope has shut down and halted science observations.
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Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet

4 days ago   |   Phys.org

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. With no immediate plans for such a voyage, the Western University graduate student has done the next...
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