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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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Lisa Kewley Named Director of the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian

Astrophysicist specializing in galaxy formation and evolution will take the helm of the prestigious research collaboration between Harvard and the Smithsonian.
14-Mar-2022 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Explain Mysterious Finger-like Features in Solar Flares

Astronomers have presented a new explanation for the mysterious downward-moving dark voids seen in some solar flares.
25-Jan-2022 11:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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1,000-Light-Year Wide Bubble Surrounding Earth is Source of All Nearby, Young Stars

For the first time, astronomers have retraced the history of our galactic neighborhood, showing exactly how the young stars nearest to our solar system formed.
9-Jan-2022 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


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