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Astronomers Observe the Rotating Accretion Disk Around the Supermassive Black Hole in M77

A team of Japanese astronomers conducted the first detailed observation of a dust and gas torus surrounding a supermassive black…

4 years ago

Scientists Propose a New Kind of Planet: A Smashed Up Torus of Hot Vaporized Rock

Under the right conditions, two colliding rocky bodies might form a temporary structure called a 'synestia'. This rotating mass of…

5 years ago

A Proposal For Juno To Observe The Volcanoes Of Io

Two Boston University researchers propose a plan for NASA's Juno probe to remotely study Io's volcanic eruptions.

5 years ago

Mystery of Escaping Planetary Atmospheres Comes Under Japanese Scrutiny

Venus and Mars may be all right tonight, but there's still a lot we don't understand about these planets. Why…

9 years ago