Results significantly narrow the range of possible places to find the hypothetical dark matter particles.
yesterday • ~7 min
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The newly found quasar, the most distant ever discovered, hosts a supermassive black hole equivalent to the combined mass of 1.6 billion suns.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~13 min
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These results might lead us to revise our understanding of how galaxies stop forming their stars.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~5 min
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Researchers have been on the hunt for a missing supermassive black hole that should be in the central galaxy of cluster Abell 2261, but isn't.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~10 min
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An expert shares how to view the great conjunction in the sky on December 21, and how the astrological event got dubbed the "Christmas Star."
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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An exoplanet 336 light years from Earth has a resemblance to the hypothetical "Planet Nine" of our own solar system, researchers say.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~10 min
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The tiny Stingray Nebula suddenly appeared in the 1980s. Now it's already begun fading, mere decades after it arrived. Here's why that's unusual.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~7 min
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Supernova research upends the origins of two of our planet's heavy elements and sheds light on a chemical reaction that "defines our existence."
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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