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It’s a Planet: New Evidence of Baby Planet in the Making

Astronomers have developed a new technique to identify small planets hidden in protoplanetary disks.
14-Sep-2022 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Case Solved: Missing Carbon Monoxide was Hiding in the Ice

In planetary disks, carbon monoxide is lurking in large chunks of ice, solving the decade-old question, ‘Where is the CO?’
18-Aug-2022 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ready for its Close-up: New Technology Sharpens Images of Black Holes

Using new computational algorithms, scientists have measured a sharp ring of light predicted to originate from photons whipping around the back of a supermassive black hole.
16-Aug-2022 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hubble Sees Supergiant Betelgeuse Slowly Recovering after Blowing its Top

Seething monster star had never-before-seen titanic eruption.
11-Aug-2022 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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'Black Hole Police' Discover a Dormant Black Hole Outside of the Milky Way Galaxy

It is the first dormant stellar-mass black hole to be detected outside of the Milky Way galaxy, the team claims.
14-Jul-2022 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Did Supernovae Help Form Barnard’s Loop?

A new view begins to piece together the 3D puzzle of Orion and how Barnard's Loop may have formed.
16-Jun-2022 1:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists have Spotted the Farthest Galaxy Ever

Shining only ~300 million years after the Big Bang, it may be home to the oldest stars in the universe, or a supermassive black hole.
4-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Astronomers Reveal Remarkable Simulations of the Early Universe, from the Dark Ages through First Light

New high-resolution simulations show one million galaxies forming some 13 billion years ago.
24-Mar-2022 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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