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  • How a supermassive black hole originates
    16 June 2021, 8:32 pm
    How do supermassive black holes in the early universe originate? A team led by a theoretical physicist has come up with an explanation: a massive seed black hole that the collapse of a dark matter halo could produce.

  • The give and take of mega-flares from stars
    16 June 2021, 8:32 pm
    The long relationships between stars and the planets around them - including the Sun and the Earth - may be even more complex than previously thought. This is one conclusion of a new study involving thousands of stars using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

  • Mystery solved: Dust cloud led to Betelgeuse's 'Great Dimming'
    16 June 2021, 5:38 pm
    When Betelgeuse, a bright orange star in the constellation of Orion, lost more than two-thirds of its brightness in late 2019 and early 2020, astronomers were puzzled.

  • ALMA discovers earliest gigantic black hole storm
    16 June 2021, 3:40 pm
    Astronomers have discovered a titanic galactic wind driven by a supermassive black hole 13.1 billion years ago. This is the earliest-yet-observed example of such a wind to date and is a telltale sign that huge black holes have a profound effect on the growth of galaxies from the very early history of the Universe.

  • Dark matter is slowing the spin of the Milky Way's galactic bar
    14 June 2021, 9:39 pm
    For 30 years, astrophysicists have predicted such a slowdown, but this is the first time it has been measured. The researchers say it gives a new type of insight into the nature of dark matter, which acts like a counterweight slowing the spin.

  • Boundary of heliosphere mapped
    14 June 2021, 9:39 pm
    For the first time, the boundary of the heliosphere has been mapped, giving scientists a better understanding of how solar and interstellar winds interact.

  • Black holes help with star birth
    14 June 2021, 5:08 pm
    The cosmic mass monsters clear the way for the formation of new suns in satellite galaxies.

  • Astronomers spot a 'blinking giant' near the center of the Galaxy
    11 June 2021, 2:56 pm
    Astronomers have spotted a giant 'blinking' star towards the centre of the Milky Way, more than 25,000 light years away.

  • Star's death will play a mean pinball with rhythmic planets
    11 June 2021, 2:56 pm
    Four planets locked in a perfect rhythm around a nearby star are destined to be pinballed around their solar system when their sun eventually dies, according to a new study that peers into its future.

  • Asteroid 16 Psyche might not be what scientists expected
    10 June 2021, 7:57 pm
    New research finds that the target asteroid of NASA's Psyche mission may not be as metallic or dense as previously predicted, hinting that it might not be an exposed planetary core after all.

  • Astronomers discover a 'changing-look' blazar
    9 June 2021, 6:34 pm
    Astronomers describe a 'changing-look' blazar -- a powerful active galactic nucleus powered by supermassive blackhole at the center of a galaxy.

  • CHIME telescope detects more than 500 mysterious fast radio bursts in its first year of operation
    9 June 2021, 6:34 pm
    The large radio telescope CHIME has detected more than 500 mysterious fast radio bursts in its first year of operation, MIT researchers report. The observations quadruple the number of known radio bursts and reveal two types of FRBs: one-offs and repeaters.

  • Scientists discover new exoplanet with an atmosphere ripe for study
    9 June 2021, 2:46 pm
    Scientists have discovered a new, temperate sub-Neptune sized exoplanet with a 24-day orbital period orbiting a nearby M dwarf star. The recent discovery offers exciting research opportunities thanks to the planet's substantial atmosphere, small star, and how fast the system is moving away from the Earth.

  • Cosmic cartographers map nearby universe revealing the diversity of star-forming galaxies
    8 June 2021, 9:44 pm
    A team of astronomers has completed the first census of molecular clouds in the nearby universe. The study produced the first images of nearby galaxies with the same sharpness and quality as optical imaging and revealed that stellar nurseries do not all look and act the same. In fact, they're as diverse as the people, homes, neighborhoods, and regions that make up our own world.

  • An unprecedented survey of the 'nurseries' where stars are born
    8 June 2021, 9:44 pm
    Astronomers have taken a big step forward in understanding the dark and violent places where stars are born. Over the past five years, an international team of researchers has conducted the first systematic survey of 'stellar nurseries' across our part of the universe, charting the more than 100,000 of these nurseries across more than 90 nearby galaxies and providing new insights into the origins of stars.

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