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M87’s Black Hole is Firing Out Jets that Travel 99% the Speed of Light

Can black holes be famous? If they can, then the one at the heart of the M87 galaxy qualifies. And…

2 months ago

Planetary Mass Objects Discovered in Other Galaxies

A team of researchers at the University of Oklahoma have discovered "planetary mass bodies" outside of the Milky Way. They…

2 months ago

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…

6 months ago

Astronomers See an Enormous Coronal Mass Ejection… On Another Star!

For the first time ever, astronomers have witnessed a coronal mass ejection (CME) on a star other than our very…

9 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…

9 months ago

Astronomers are Continuing to Watch the Shockwaves Expand from Supernova SN1987A, as they Crash Into the Surrounding Interstellar Medium

An international team of researchers was able to accurately measure the effect that a supernova shock wave had on the…

1 year ago

Chandra Observatory Checks to Make Sure Alpha Centauri is Safe, You Know, in Case We Decide to Visit

Using over a decade of data collected by the Chandra X-ray observatory, a new study indicates that the Alpha Centauri…

2 years ago

Okay, Last Year’s Kilonova Did Probably Create a Black Hole

The kilonova event that took place last year, where two neutron stars merged, is now believed to have formed a…

2 years ago

A Magnetar Just Woke Up After Three Years of Silence

A new study by a team of over 200 international scientists has revealed how a magnetar - a special class…

2 years ago

Here’s Something Strange, the Afterglow From Last Year’s Kilonova is Continuing to Brighten

Contrary to what was expected, a team of astronomers has discovered that kilonova event has been brightening ever since it…

2 years ago