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Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That’s Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole (SMBH) with an unusually regular feeding schedule. The behemoth is an active galactic…

3 months ago

Astronomers are Finding Binary Pairs of Stars Thrown out of Galaxies Together

A rogue star is one that has escaped the gravitational pull of its home galaxy. These stars drift through intergalactic…

7 months ago

X-rays Might be a Better Way to Communicate in Space

In the coming years, NASA plans to test x-ray technology aboard the ISS as a way of creating more robust…

10 months ago

New Research Reveals How Galaxies Stay Hot and Bothered

It's relatively easy for galaxies to make stars. Start out with a bunch of random blobs of gas and dust.…

12 months ago

Matter is Going Into this Black Hole at 30% the Speed of Light

A team of researchers in the UK have observed matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of…

1 year ago

Astronomers See A Dead Star Come Back To Life Thanks To A Donor Star

Two stars are caught in a unique relationship. The larger red giant star sheds material which its companion neutron star…

2 years ago

That’s Strange. Jupiter’s Northern and Southern Auroras Pulse Independently

Using data from the Juno probe and X-ray observatories. an international team of astronomers noticed that auroras on Jupiter operate…

2 years ago

X-ray Study Shows Older Stars May be More Supportive to Life

A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that older Sun-like stars emit less harmful X-rays, a finding…

2 years ago

An Aging Pulsar has Captured a new Companion, and it’s Spinning back up Again

An international team of scientists, relying on data from XMM-Newton, have discovered a slowly-rotating pulsar that is slowly speeding back…

3 years ago

Deepest X-ray Image Ever Made Contains Mysterious Explosion

Using data from the Chandra observatory, a team of researchers witnessed the most distant X-ray explosion ever observed, and are…

3 years ago