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A New Type of Supernova Unlocks Thousand-Year-Old Stellar Mysteries

Around July 4, 1054, Chinese astronomers recorded a “guest star” that shone so brightly, it was visible in broad daylight for 23 days. The remnants

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The Thriller of Betelgeuse’s Dimming Has Lastly Been Solved

In December 2019, astronomers observed an odd, dramatic dimming within the mild from Betelgeuse, a shiny purple star within the Orion constellation. They puzzled over

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NASA Would possibly Put a Large Telescope on the Far Facet of the Moon

The universe is always beaming its historical past to us. As an illustration: Details about what occurred lengthy, lengthy in the past, contained within the

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A New Math Shortcut Helps Describe Black Gap Collisions

What sorts of conditions may create such mergers? Researchers aren’t certain, since it is a newly opening frontier of the universe. However there are a

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The Arecibo Observatory Was Like Household. I Could not Save It

Administration adjustments at Arecibo additionally signaled that the observatory nonetheless had a future. In 2011, SRI Worldwide—the storied nonprofit analysis group that developed the primary

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The place’s the Darkish Matter? Search for Suspiciously Heat Planets

We’re bathing in an unsure universe. Astrophysicists usually settle for that about 85 % of all mass within the universe comes from unique, still-hypothetical particles

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Excessive-Vitality Cosmic Ray Sources Get Mapped Out for the First Time

Instantly, sure shares have risen: particularly, three sorts of candidate objects that thread the needle of being comparatively widespread within the cosmos but probably particular

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Did This Scorching-Scorching Planet Lose—and Regain—an Ambiance?

Laura Kreidberg, who directs analysis on exoplanet atmospheres on the Max Planck Institute, want to see an impartial evaluation of the info earlier than leaping

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A New Snapshot of a Black Gap Reveals Its Mysterious Physics

Two years in the past, the Occasion Horizon Telescope (EHT) made headlines with its announcement of the primary direct picture of a black gap. Science