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abc.net.au — For the first time, astronomers have witnessed a black hole spraying jets of plasma into space like a rotating sprinkler. The unusual fireworks took place as the black hole swallowed material from a nearby star. Astronomers trained a network of 10 telescopes onto a black hole for four hours, as i…
30.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — Subtle shifts in the motion of the nearby star Proxima Centauri suggest that it may host not one but two alien worlds. Not just one, but two planets might be orbiting the nearest star to our sun, a small red dwarf called Proxima Centauri that’s about 4.24 light-years away. “We are pleased to sho…
13.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
newshub.co.nz — If it's not a perfect circle then Einstein got something wrong, scientists say. Scientists are expected to unveil on Wednesday the first-ever photograph of a black hole, a breakthrough in astrophysics providing insight into celestial monsters with gravitational fields so intense no matter or light …
07.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — Measurements from the Gaia spacecraft have adjusted predictions for when and how the Milky Way will collide with the nearby Andromeda galaxy. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is destined to collide with its largest neighbor, a sparkling collection of stars called the Andromeda galaxy. This cataclysm ha…
09.02.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — “This is the target we've been waiting for for years,” says one astrophysicist. As dinosaurs stomped across ancient Earth more than 200 million years ago, a massive star was entering its death throes. The resulting cosmic explosion was so unusual, it left astronomers scratching their heads when i…
11.01.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — Astronomers may have finally found an alien world orbiting the science fiction staple known as Barnard's Star. Just six light-years away, a frozen world seems to be orbiting a small, dim red star. If it’s truly there, the alien planet would at least partly fulfill a fantasy decades in the making,…
15.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
wired.com — For decades, some of the atomic matter in the universe had not been located. Recent papers reveal where it’s been hiding. Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the “ordinary” matter in the cos…
17.09.2018 0 comments From Alex
standard.co.uk — Astronomers have found evidence of a planetary-mass object with an unexplained 'glow' beyond our solar system. According to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, it is around twelve times bigger than Jupiter. The Observatory said it is a "strong magnetic powerhouse" travelling through space un…
06.08.2018 0 comments From Alex
gizmodo.com — Photo: Cave Man by Brandon Yoshizawa (USA), Battling light pollution in Malibu, California, photographer Brandon Yoshizawa managed to frame the Milky Way galaxy inside a sea cave, 25 miles away from the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Over 4,200 photographs were submitted to this year’s Insight Inve…
19.07.2018 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — Astronomers went looking for a far-off mystery planet and found a cadre of worlds much closer to home. In a curveball of cosmic proportions, astronomers went looking for a hypothetical planet on the far fringes of our solar system, and instead found 12 new moons dancing around Jupiter. To be clea…
17.07.2018 0 comments From Alex
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