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Astronomers may have Discovered black holes Which formed Shortly after big bang

Space 14 May 2021 By Leah Crane When two black holes collide, the event can release gravitational wavesMARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYWe may have already seen black holes from the dawn of the universe, called primordial black holes. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US and the Virgo observatory in Italy have detected 47…

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Astronomers chart invisible ocean of dark matter swirling Beyond the Milky Way

Home News Science & Astronomy The map reveals a bright patch, a wake of stars, beneath the Milky Way’s halo. In the bottom right, the Large Magellanic Cloud continues its orbit. (Image credit: NASA/ESA/JPL-Caltech/Conroy et. al) A mysterious wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy that is set to collide with the Milky…

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Astronomers Take Closer Look at Giant Molecular Cloud W49A

Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have captured new, high-resolution radio images of a massive star-forming region called W49A. This overlay shows radio (orange) and infrared images of the giant molecular cloud W49A, where new stars are being formed. Image credit: De Pree et al. / Sophia Dagnello, NRAO / AUI…

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Astronomers ask UN committee to protect night skies from megaconstellations

Home News Skywatching (Image credit: Victoria Girgis/Lowell Observatory) At first, they provided a new type of heavenly spectacle. But Space’s Starlink internet satellite trains traveling across the sky in neat formations after the launch of each batch of the megaconstellation’s spacecraft have long annoyed astronomers.The IAU has now decided to take the issue to the…

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Astronomers Detect Extreme Flare from Proxima Centauri

Using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and the du Pont Telescope, astronomers have observed the largest flare ever recorded from Proxima Centauri, the Sun’s closest stellar neighbor and one of the best-studied low-mass stars. An artist’s conception…

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Astronomers Directly Image Giant Planet around Young Sun-Like Star

Astronomers using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered and directly imaged a giant exoplanet orbiting the young star YSES 2. A direct image of the massive exoplanet YSES 2b and its host star. Image credit: ESO / SPHERE / VLT / Bohn et al. YSES 2 is…

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Astronomers Discover Two Very Distant Double Quasars

The two newly-discovered pairs of quasars, J0749+2255 and J0841+4825, existed 10 billion years ago and resided in the cores of merging galaxies, according to a team of astronomers from the United States and Japan. This artist’s conception shows the brilliant light of two quasars residing in the cores of two galaxies that are in the…

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Astronomers Discover Three New Galaxy Clusters

As part of the Clusters Hiding in Plain Sight (CHiPS) survey, astronomers have discovered three new galaxy cluster candidates and confirmed two of them: CHIPS 1356-3421 and CHIPS 1911+4455. This Hubble image shows the galaxy cluster CHIPS1911+4455. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage Team. In 2012, MIT astronomer Michael McDonald and colleagues discovered…

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Astronomers see a ghostly’radio jellyfish’ rise from the dead in the southern Skies

Home News Science & Astronomy The radio jellyfish is more than 1 million light-years wide. (Image credit: Torrance Hodgson, ICRAR/Curtin University) Galaxy clusters are the largest structures in the universe bound together by gravity. They can contain thousands of galaxies, enormous oceans of hot gas, invisible islands of dark matter and — sometimes — the…

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Astronomers Use Gravitational Lensing Effect to Detect Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

A gravitationally lensed gamma-ray burst, designated GRB 950830, helped astronomers detect a black hole about 55,000 times more massive than the Sun. An artist’s impression of an intermediate-mass black hole. Image credit: Astronomers know that stellar-mass black holes — compact ranging from about 10 times to 100 times the Sun’s mass — are the…