An international team of scientists has found a way to use white dwarf stars as gravitational lenses, which will allow astronomers to measure their mass.
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A recent study by an international team of scientists has indicated that there may be no connection between SMBHs and star formation in a galaxy.
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During the 1970s, scientists confirmed that radio emissions coming from the center of our galaxy were due to the presence of a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH). Located about 26,000 light-years from Earth between the Sagittarius and Scorpius constellation, this feature came to be known as Sagittarius A*. Since that time, astronomers have come to understand […]
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Welcome to the 549th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. So now, on to this week’s stories! First up, over at the Chandra X Ray Observatory Blog, they have two articles about the The Billion-year […]
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The IllustrusTNG Project has created a large and detailed simulation of the Universe. It’s helping us answer some important questions about the formation and evolution of…everything.
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A new study from a team of astronomers from Northwestern University indicates that molecules could be born within the outflows created by supermassive black holes.
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An international team of astronomers recently made the first-ever observation of a black hole in a nearby globular cluster
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For the first time, a team of researchers have managed to recreate gamma ray bursts (GRBs) in the lab, opening new venues for research into cosmic phenomena
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Thanks to a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists now know why rapidly-spinning black holes blast out jets of charged particles.
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Looking to the center of our galaxy, astronomers noted the presence of a mysterious filament extending from the supermassive black hole located there.
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