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Ultraviolet Superflares May Threaten Exoplanet Habitability near Young Red Dwarfs
SCI-NEWS.COM Stellar superflares from young red dwarfs may make conditions uninhabitable on fledgling planets, according to the... 1 hour
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Blazar's brightness cycle confirmed by NASA's Fermi mission
PHYS.ORG A two-year cycle in the gamma-ray brightness of a blazar, a galaxy powered by a supermassive black hole, has been confirmed by 10 years of observations from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.... 1 day
VIDEO: 5,000 robots merge to map the universe in 3-D
PHYS.ORG VIDEO How do you create the largest 3-D map of the universe? It's as easy as teaching 5,000 robots how to "dance." DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, is... 1 day
Astronomers Find Proto-Supercluster of Galaxies in Early Universe
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ASTRO WATCH Researchers using NASA’s SOFIA airborne telescope have found that magnetic fields are trapping the material that... 1 day
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ASTRO WATCH When astrophysicists look at the gamma-ray glow from a galaxy outside our own, all... 2 days
Scientists in Chile unveil 'A Cosmic Titan' cluster of galaxies
REUTERS Astronomers peering billions of light years into space have detected the largest, most extensive collection of... 2 days
Astronomers find a cosmic Titan in the early universe
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have discovered a titanic structure in the early universe, just two billion years after the Big Bang. This galaxy proto-supercluster, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest and most massive structure... 2 days
Astronomers find a cosmic Titan in the early universe
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers has discovered a titanic structure in the early Universe, just two billion years after the Big Bang. This galaxy proto-supercluster, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest... 2 days
The Moon helps reveal secrets of the universe
PHYS.ORG The Moon may be the key to unlocking how the first stars and galaxies shaped the early universe. 2 days
Researchers investigate the peculiar radio source IC 1531
PHYS.ORG An international team of researchers has investigated a peculiar extragalactic radio source known as IC 1531. The new study analyzes the nature of IC 1531's high-energy emission, suggesting that the source is... 2 days
Award-winning algorithm takes search for habitable planets to the next level
PHYS.ORG An international team of scientists, including KAUST high performance computing experts and astronomers from the Paris Observatory and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), in... 2 days
Magnetic fields may be the key to black hole activity
PHYS.ORG Collimated jets provide astronomers with some of the most powerful evidence that a supermassive black hole lurks in the heart of most galaxies. Some of these black holes... 2 days
Supermassive black holes and supercomputers
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Mysterious Signals at the Center of Our Galaxy May Be an Optical Illusion
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Researchers reveal the story of the oldest stars and galaxies, compiled from 20 years of simulating the early universe
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11 Fascinating Facts About Our Milky Way Galaxy
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Missing gamma-ray blobs shed new light on dark matter, cosmic magnetism
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Cometlike objects could be spreading life from star to star throughout the Milky Way
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Computer Simulation Sheds Light on Supermassive Black Hole Mergers
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Hubble Finds Strong-Lensing Galaxy Cluster
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The Milky Way could be spreading life from star to star
PHYS.ORG For almost two centuries, scientists have theorized that life may be distributed throughout the universe by meteoroids, asteroids, planetoids, and other astronomical objects. This theory, known... 4 days
What does a black hole look like?
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Milky Way Meets Zodiacal Light Over ALMA Observatory (Photo)
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Active galactic nuclei and star formation
PHYS.ORG Most galaxies host a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at their nucleus. (A supermassive black hole is one whose mass exceeds a million solar-masses.) A key unresolved issue in galaxy formation and evolution is the role these... 4 days
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On This Day in Space! Oct. 13, 1773: Charles Messier Discovers the 'Whirlpool Galaxy'
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Astronomers Just Caught the Tiniest Cannibal Galaxy in the Universe
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Sextans: The smallest cannibal galaxy discovered until now
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Mysterious Signals at the Center of Our Galaxy May Be an Optical Illusion
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Astronomers Confirm Earth Is Being Bombarded with Ancient, Invisible Energy from Another Galaxy
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