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Neptune-Sized Planet Found Orbiting a Dead White Dwarf Star. Here’s the Crazy Part, the Planet is 4 Times Bigger Than the Star

Astronomers have discovered a large Neptune-sized planet orbiting a white dwarf star. The planet is four times bigger than the…

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There’s a New Record for the Most Massive Black Hole Ever Seen: 40 Billion Solar Masses

Astronomers have spotted a 40 billion solar mass black hole in the Abell 85 cluster of galaxies. They found the…

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Luca Parmitano Takes the Wheel and Test Drives a Rover From Space.

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano just completed the second round of tests where he remotely-controlled a rover on Earth from the…

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Messier 94 – the Cat’s Eye Galaxy

Located in the constellation Canes Venatici, roughly 15 million light years from Earth, is the spiral galaxy known as the…

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Interstellar Comet Borisov is About to Make its Closest Approach to Earth

A team of astronomers from Yale have taken the clearest picture of the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov to date, showcasing its…

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Astronomers Are About to Detect the Light from the Very First Stars in the Universe

A team of scientists working with the Murchison Widefield Array (WMA) radio telescope are trying to find the signal from…

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Building Space Telescopes… In Space

When it comes to telescopes, bigger is better. That’s true down here on Earth, and it’s especially true out in…

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There Could be Planets Orbiting Around Supermassive Black Holes

A team of scientists from Japan have theorized that planetary systems could form around Supermassive Black Holes.

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Astronomers Find a Galaxy Containing Three Supermassive Black Holes at the Center

NGC 6240 is a puzzle to astronomers. For a long time, astronomers thought the galaxy is a result of a…

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Of the Two Stars in Alpha Centauri, One is Probably More Habitable than the Other

A new study has shown that the Alpha Centauri is not likely to support life and that one of its…

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