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Rare X-Ray Nova Reveals a New Black Hole in the Milky Way

Swift J1745-26, with a scale of the moon as it would appear in the field of view from Earth. This…

8 years ago

Blowing a Super-duper Celestial Bubble

Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Mich./S.Oey, IR: NASA/JPL, Optical: ESO/WFI/2.2-m. Zoom by John Williams/TerraZoom using Zoomify When NASA combines images from different…

8 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…

8 years ago

A Star’s Dying Scream May Be a Beacon for Physics

When a star suffered an untimely demise at the hands of a hidden black hole, astronomers detected its doleful, ululating…

8 years ago

Dark Matter Filaments Bind Galaxies Together

A slim bridge of dark matter - just a hint of a larger cosmic skeleton - has been found binding…

8 years ago

X-rays Reveal a Stellar-Mass Black Hole in Andromeda

[/caption] An ultraluminous x-ray source (ULX) previously spotted in the neighboring Andromeda galaxy by NASA's Chandra observatory has now been revealed…

8 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…

8 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…

9 years ago

A Four Cluster Pile-Up

[/caption] Abell 2744, shown above in a composite of images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO's Very Large Telescope…

9 years ago

Hinode Discovers the Sun’s Hidden Sparkle

Blinking spots of intense light are being observed all over the lower atmosphere of the Sun. Not just in the…

13 years ago