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Chinese Rocket Lofts the Einstein Probe and its “Lobster Eyes”

Any astronomical instrument dubbed “Lobster Eyes” is bound to grab attention. It’s actually unlike scientists to give anything creative names,…

2 months ago

The Milky Way's Black Hole is Spinning as Fast as it Can

Is the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way (SagA*) spinning? And how fast? It's tricky to…

4 months ago

A Collection of New Images Reveal X-Rays Across the Universe

One of the miracles of modern astronomy is the ability to ‘see’ wavelengths of light that human eyes can’t. Last…

5 months ago

What Happens to Their Supermassive Black Holes When Galaxies Collide?

What’s better than two gigantic galaxies swirling into one another until they collide?  How about three galaxies swirling into one…

3 years ago

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Human Skin More Protected from Space Radiation

Earth is a radiation cocoon. Inside that cocoon, the atmosphere and the magnetosphere keep us mostly safe from the Sun's…

4 years ago

New Research Reveals How Galaxies Stay Hot and Bothered

It's relatively easy for galaxies to make stars. Start out with a bunch of random blobs of gas and dust.…

5 years ago

X-Rays Are Coming From The Dark Side of Venus

A new study takes a look at observational evidence obtained about Venus during its 2012 transit of the Sun, which…

7 years ago

How Bad Can Solar Storms Get?

Our Sun regularly pelts the Earth with all kinds of radiation and charged particles. Just how bad can these solar…

9 years ago

Moonlight Is a Many-Splendored Thing

"By the Light of the Silvery Moon" goes the song. But the color and appearance of the Moon depends upon the particular set…

9 years ago

NASA’s NuSTAR Scans the Sun with X-ray Vision

What if you had x-ray vision like Superman? Or if those funny-looking glasses they advertised in comic books in the 60s…

9 years ago