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Gravitational Waves Reveal Surprising Secrets About Neutron Stars

The confirmation of gravitational waves back in 2017 continues to unlock whole new worlds of physics but also continues to…

2 months ago

One Star Could Answer Many Unsolved Questions About Black Holes

A supermassive black hole (SMBH) likely resides at the center of the Milky Way, and in the centers of other…

2 months ago

A Black Hole or Neutron Star Fell Into Another Star and Triggered a Supernova

What happens when you slam a neutron star (or black hole, take your pick) into a companion star? A supernova,…

3 months ago

A Black Hole Emitted a Flare Away From us, but its Intense Gravity Redirected the Blast Back in our Direction

Using the XMM-Newton and NuSTAR X-ray telescopes, an international team of scientists were able to see light coming from behind…

4 months ago

One Theory Beyond the Standard Model Could Allow Wormholes that You Could Actually Fly Through

A new study by a team of theoretical astrophysicists shows that stable wormholes could exist, but don't expect them to…

1 year ago

Fastest Star Ever Seen is Moving at 8% the Speed of Light

A star orbiting the black hole in the center of our galaxy is moving so fast it can only be…

1 year ago

There’s a Black Hole With 34 Billion Times the Mass of the Sun, Eating Roughly a Star Every Day

In the 1960s, astronomers began theorizing that there might be black holes in the Universe that are so massive -…

1 year ago

About 3.5 Million Years Ago, a Stream of Gas Outside the Milky Way Would Have Lit Up the Night Sky

It's a truism to point out that modern humans have only been around for the blink of an eye, relative…

2 years ago

Light Behaves Really Strangely Around a Black Hole

A new study led by Caltech researchers show that light can be reflected off of a black hole's disk by…

2 years ago

How Interferometry Works, and Why it’s so Powerful for Astronomy

When astronomers talk about an optical telescope, they often mention the size of its mirror. That's because the larger your…

2 years ago