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Book Review: Your Ticket to the Universe

Every once in a while an astronomy book comes out that combines stunning high-definition images from the world's most advanced…

11 years ago

Astronomers Find Ultimate Oxymoron: A Small Supermassive Black Hole

There's jumbo shrimp and accurate rumors; now there's even a mini supermassive black hole. Astronomers have identified the smallest supermassive…

12 years ago

Astronomers Discover Milky Way’s Hot Halo

Artist's illustration of a hot gas halo enveloping the Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds (NASA/CXC/M.Weiss; NASA/CXC/Ohio State/A.Gupta et al.) Our…

12 years ago

Pulsar Sets New Speed Record

A pulsar may have been spotted racing through space at over 6 million miles per hour (9.65 million km/h), setting…

12 years ago

Black Hole Growth Out of Whack in Some Galaxies

[/caption] From a Chandra press release: New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory challenges prevailing ideas about how black holes…

12 years ago

Are Rogue Black Holes Wandering the Universe?

Talk about a tough neighborhood! Even black holes aren’t welcome in galaxy CID-42, located about 4 billion light-years away from…

12 years ago

Chandra Spots a Black Hole’s High-Speed Hurricane

[/caption] Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have reported record-breaking wind speeds coming from a stellar-mass black hole. The "wind", a high-speed…

12 years ago

Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole is Feasting on Asteroids

[/caption] For the past several years, the Chandra telescope has detected X-ray flares occurring about once a day from the…

12 years ago

Supernova G350 Kicks Up Some X-Ray Dust

[/caption] Located some 14,700 light years from the Earth toward the center of our galaxy, a newly photographed supernova remnant…

12 years ago

X-rays Unwrap a Poky Little Pulsar

[/caption] For the first time astronomers have located a pulsar – the super-dense, spinning remains of a star – nestled…

13 years ago