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Astronomers Discover an Intermediate-Mass Black Hole as it Destroys a Star

Supermassive black holes (SMBH) reside in the center of galaxies like the Milky Way. They are mind-bogglingly massive, ranging from…

3 weeks ago

Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That’s Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole (SMBH) with an unusually regular feeding schedule. The behemoth is an active galactic…

2 years ago

X-rays Might be a Better Way to Communicate in Space

In the coming years, NASA plans to test x-ray technology aboard the ISS as a way of creating more robust…

3 years ago

X-ray Study Shows Older Stars May be More Supportive to Life

A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that older Sun-like stars emit less harmful X-rays, a finding…

4 years ago

Did you Know There are X-rays Coming from Pluto? That’s Strange, What’s Causing it?

A new study by a team of astronomers has revealed that an unexpected amount of x-ray emissions coming from Pluto,…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – June 12, 2015: Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week we welcome Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program Participants: Michael Prokosch (Seeing…

6 years ago

Intriguing X-Ray Signal Might be Dark Matter Candidate

Could a strange X-ray signal coming from the Perseus galaxy cluster be a hint of the elusive dark matter in…

7 years ago

Black Hole Bonanza! Dozens (Potentially) Found In Andromeda As Another Study Probes X-Rays

More than two DOZEN potential black holes have been found in the nearest galaxy to our own. As if that…

8 years ago

Combining Light to Reveal Monster Black Holes

NGC 3627 glows in the combined light of Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer and the Very Large Telescope in this image. Astronomers…

9 years ago

Recycling Pulsars – The Millisecond Matters…

[/caption] It's a millisecond pulsar... a rapidly rotating neutron star and it's about to reach the end of its mass…

10 years ago