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Astronomers spot dead ‘monster’ galaxy lurking in deep space

February 5th, 2020

Over the years, scientists studying space have spotted countless galaxies in all different phases of their lives. From newborn galaxies churning out new stars to ancient clouds of stars that aren’t doing much of anything. As astronomers from the University of California, Riverside, describe in a new paper in The Astrophysical Journal, the galaxy labeled …

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NASA’s solar probe won’t stop smashing records

February 4th, 2020

In case you hadn’t been keeping up on NASA’s mission to “touch the Sun” with its Parker Solar Probe, let me get you up to speed. The spacecraft, which launched way back in 2018, is looping around our nearest star and getting progressively closer with each pass. Because of the nature of its orbit, it’s …

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This is actually what the surface of the Sun looks like

January 29th, 2020

The Sun rises and falls every day, giving us plenty of opportunities to see it. From Earth, we can’t really make out what it is since it’s an ultra-bright blob in the sky that will literally damage your eyes if you stare at it for too long, but scientists have tools that can view our …

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Scientists think they spotted active volcanoes on Venus

January 6th, 2020

Our Solar System is filled with interesting worlds that mankind has yet to fully explore. Venus, which is closer to the Sun than Earth but not as close as the steamy Mercury, hasn’t been studied in the same way as some other planets in our system, and there’s still a lot we don’t know about …

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Astronomers just spotted a black hole so huge it technically shouldn’t exist

November 29th, 2019

Astronomers in China have discovered something that technically shouldn’t even exist, at least according to what humans understand about space, black holes, and physics. Peering into space, the team of scientists spotted a black hole at a distance of around 15,000 light-years from Earth. What makes this cosmic feature so interesting is that it’s many …