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A black hole just ran into something scientists can’t explain

June 24th, 2020

A black hole smacked into something that scientists can’t explain, a new study reveals. The object sits between the known mass limits of neutron stars and black holes, so it technically shouldn’t exist. Researchers say additional observations will be needed before they can classify this new mass range as either a black hole, neutron star, …

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Something massive blasted X-ray energy into space, and NASA saw it happen

November 11th, 2019

We’ve got it pretty good here on our little blue orb orbiting a relatively chilled-out star, but space is dark and full of terrors. In a new paper published in The Astrophysical Journal, scientists using data from NASA’s NICER telescope reveal the discovery of an absolutely massive energy burst spotted some 11,000 light-years away from …