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Wow! An Actual Picture of Multiple Planets Orbiting a Sunlike Star

We've detected thousands of exoplanets, but for the most part, nobody's ever seen them. They're really just data, and graphs…

2 months ago

Closest Black Hole Found, Just 1,000 Light-Years From Earth

Scientists with the ESO have detected a triple system with a black hole roughly 1,000 light-years from Earth - making…

5 months ago

A Star is Orbiting the Milky Way’s Black Hole and Moving Exactly How Einstein Predicted it Should

After almost 30 years of observing a star that orbits the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy,…

5 months ago

Black Holes Were Already Feasting Just 1.5 Billion Years After the Big Bang

Using the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), an international team of astronomers observed gas clouds that in the early Universe…

9 months ago

100,000 Supernovae Exploded Near the Core of the Milky Way

Using data from the GALACICNUCLEUS survey, a team of astronomers has determined that star formation occurred in massive bursts in…

10 months ago

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…

10 months ago

Asteroid Hygiea is Round Enough That it Could Qualify as a Dwarf Planet, the Smallest in the Solar System

Using the Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers observed Hygeia and determined it could be the smallest dwarf…

11 months ago

Astronomers See Strontium in the Kilonova Wreckage, Proof that Neutron Star Collisions Manufacture Heavy Elements in the Universe

Astronomers have spotted Strontium in the aftermath of a collision between two neutron stars. This is the first time a…

11 months ago

Asteroid 2006 QV89 Now Has a 0% Chance of Hitting Earth in September

Why report on an asteroid that has no chance of hitting Earth? Because this asteroid, known as 2006 QV89, has…

1 year ago

New Instrument is Searching for Planets Around Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to us, at 4.37 light-years (about 25 trillion miles) away. In 2016, astronomers…

1 year ago