A study by a team of scientists at the University of Sheffield suggests that stars being ripped apart due to galactic collisions might be 100 times more common than previously thought.
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An international team of scientists claim that a superluminous event in a distant galaxy was caused by a star being ripped apart by a supermassive black hole.
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We’ve come a long way in 13.8 billion years; but despite our impressively extensive understanding of the Universe, there are still a few strings left untied. For one, there is the oft-cited disconnect between general relativity, the physics of the very large, and quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small. Then there is problematic fate of a particle’s intrinsic information […]
A telescope peers into the blackness of deep space. Suddenly – a brilliant flash of light appears that wasn’t there before. What could it be? A supernova? Two massively dense stars fusing together? Perhaps a gamma ray burst? Five years ago, researchers using the ROTSE IIIb telescope at McDonald Observatory noticed just such an event. But far from […]