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Breakthrough Listen Releases its one-of-Everything “Exotica” Catalog

Breakthrough Listen, the largest SETI effort ever mounted, just released a list of over 700 objects that could be of…

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Astronomers Might Have Seen a Star Just Disappear. Turning Straight to a Black Hole Without a Supernova

A brilliant blue star has disappeared from view, which could mean it became a black hole in a novel way.

3 days ago

This Weekend’s Challenging Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Rounds Out the Summer Season

The July 4th Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Ends a Rare Triple Eclipse Season

4 days ago

Complete and Total Mayhem in a Distant Galaxy Collision

A cluster of galaxies is nothing trivial. The shocks, the turbulence, the energy, as all of that matter and energy…

4 days ago

It might just be possible to see a light flash too when black holes merge

Black hole merger events are some of the most energetic, fearsomely energetic events in all the cosmos. When black holes…

5 days ago

Comet F3 NEOWISE May Perform in July

Watch for comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE at dusk in late July... if it survives perihelion.

6 days ago

A brand new magnetar found, it’s only 240 years old

Magnetars are some of the most ridiculous objects in the universe. Composed of the densest material possible spinning faster than…

6 days ago

Do Hot Jupiters Form Close in, or Do They Migrate? A Newly-Discovered Planet Might Help Answer This

The recent discovery of a very young gas giant could offer clues about how "Hot Jupiters" form and whether or…

6 days ago

Deep Down in Ocean Worlds, it’s Difficult to Tell Where the Oceans End and the Rock Begins

We all know what water is. And what rock is. The difference is crystal clear. Well, here on Earth it…

6 days ago

A Simulation of Sunsets on Other Worlds: From Venus to Titan

A new tool from NASA Goddard allows us to witness what a sunset would look like on other bodies in…

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