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At the heart of large galaxies like our Milky Way, there resides a supermassive black hole (SMBH.) These behemoths draw…

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Want Artemis to Succeed? Virtual Reality Can Help

Artemis astronauts are returning to the Moon, and they'll be following in Apollo's footsteps when they go. But things are…

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It Would Take Hubble 85 Years to Match What Nancy Grace Roman Will See in 63 Days

A NASA-led team of researchers created a simulation that demonstrates what the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will see.

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Ultra-Massive Black Holes: How Does the Universe Produce Objects So Massive?

Black holes are the most massive objects that we know of in the Universe. Not stellar mass black holes, not…

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We Finally Understand how Black Holes can Release Powerful Flares

While black holes might always be black, they do occasionally emit some intense bursts of light from just outside their…

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You Can Blow Up an Asteroid Just a few Months Before it Hits Earth and Prevent 99% of the Damage

So far, the battle between life on Earth and asteroids has been completely one-sided. But not for long. Soon, we'll…

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Simulating the Universe a Trillionth of a Second After the Big Bang

The Big Bang remains the best way to explain what happened at the beginning of the Universe.   However, the…

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New Supercomputer Simulations Will Help pin Down Inflation

In the very earliest moments of the big bang, the universe experienced a period of rapid expansion known as inflation.…

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Simulations of the Universe are Getting Better and Better at Matching Reality

How can you possibly use simulations to reconstruct the history of the entire universe using only a small sample of…

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A New Study Says That Betelgeuse Won’t Be Exploding Any Time Soon

I have stood under Orion The Hunter on clear evenings willing its star Betelgeuse to explode. “C'mon, blow up!” In…

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