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{FD} Photographer catches ‘Boogie Man Nebula’ lurking behind light pollution

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The “Boogie Man Nebula” haunts the cosmos in this deep-space image by astrophotographer Jeff Johnson. Continue reading

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{FD} Astronomers detect a swarm of tiny objects orbiting alien sun

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There are tiny comets orbiting foreign suns. Continue reading

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{FD} Super blue blood moon in stunning pictures

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Skywatchers were treated to the extremely rare phenomenon of a super blue blood moon on Jan. 31, 2018. Continue reading

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{FD} Super blue blood moon delights skywatchers

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Skywatchers were treated to the extremely rare phenomenon of a super blue blood moon early Wednesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: What, when and where

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On Jan. 31, a total lunar eclipse will occur with a blue moon, known as a Super Blue Blood Moon, something that hasn’t happened since 1866. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Disco ball’ launched into space, glistens in orbit

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A satellite bearing a striking resemblance to a disco ball was recently launched into space, giving sky watchers a chance to watch the glistening object as it orbits the Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Monster-black-hole jets may finally explain 3 superfast cosmic particles

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Supermassive black holes may provide the key to understanding some of the most energetic particles in the universe. Continue reading

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{FD} Discovery of organic molecules explains universe’s infrared glow

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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The universe is filled with faintly glowing infrared light, and for decades, astronomers have been trying to figure out why. But now, they’ve finally determined the source of this strange cosmic radiation: It is emitted by an org… Continue reading

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{FD} Potential meteor flashes across six states and Canada with bright light, loud thunder

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The bright light and thunder-like sound in the sky across the sky illuminating six states and Canada on Tuesday night may have been a meteor, the NationalWeather Service (NWS) said. Continue reading

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{FD} Monster black hole unleashes messy double ‘burp’

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The giant black hole at the center of a distant galaxy has been spotted taking in gas and letting out two mighty “burps” of high-energy particles, lending support to the theory that such galactic cores go through cycles of messy activity. Continue reading

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{FD} Mysterious x-ray emission may reveal nature of dark matter

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X-ray light from the Perseus cluster of galaxies may finally reveal the true nature of one of the most mysterious substances in the cosmos: dark matter. Continue reading

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{FD} Supersize stars may be more common than previously thought

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Heavyweight stars up to hundreds of times the mass of the sun may be more abundant than previously thought, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} No alien megastructure: Star’s weird dimming likely caused by dust

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Well, we always knew the alien-megastructure idea was a long shot. Continue reading

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{FD} Perfect for a space ‘Santa’? Scientists eye distant snowy moons for signs of life

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Scientists in the U.K. have identified Saturn and Jupiter’s snowy moons as potentially representing the best chance for life outside of Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} In 2018, we will see a black-hole for the first time ever

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We’re about to see — for the very first time — the event horizon of a black hole, proving beyond any last vestige of doubt that Einstein’s interstellar monsters are real. And here’s what it will look like. Continue reading

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{FD} Massive, 3-mile-wide ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ will zoom past Earth tomorrow

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An enormous, 3-mile-wide “potentially hazardous asteroid” is hurtling towards Earth and is slated to zoom past the planet tomorrow, but scientists say there is no need to worry. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists ‘Googled’ data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope to discover new planet

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Data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope has been crunched using Artificial Intelligence, helping scientists discover a new planet outside our solar system. Continue reading

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{FD} Get set for the Geminid meteor shower

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Star-gazers are in for a treat this week when the annual Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak on Wednesday and Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA to make major announcement Thursday, will reveal new Kepler discovery

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NASA has announced it will make an announcement surrounding a new discovery from its Kepler mission, a space telescope used to find exoplanets. Continue reading

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{FD} Oldest monster black hole ever found is 800 million times bigger than the Sun

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Astronomers have discovered the oldest supermassive black hole ever found — a behemoth that grew to 800 million times the mass of the sun when the universe was just 5 percent of its current age, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Winter solstice will mark shortest day, longest night of 2017

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The winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere is less than a month away. Continue reading

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{FD} 72 unseen galaxies found hiding in plain sight

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Astronomers have found 72 potential galaxies hiding in plain sight inside a vast patch of the sky previously observed by the Hubble Space Telescope . Continue reading

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{FD} Losing darkness: Satellite data shows global light pollution on the rise

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Around the globe, in both developed and developing nations, Earth’s night skies are being filled with artificial light more and more each year, according to a new study. Continue reading

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{FD} Earthbound antimatter mystery deepens after scientists rule out pulsar source

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More antimatter particles stream toward Earth than scientists can explain — and new research from a mountaintop observatory in central Mexico deepens the mystery by crossing off one possible source. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Zombie star’ keeps exploding, refuses to die, astronomers say

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A supernova that “cheated” death more than once is baffling astronomers — and still refuses to die. Continue reading

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{FD} Oldest spiral galaxy ever seen may reveal secrets about the Milky Way

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Astronomers have uncovered an ancient cosmic artifact 11 billion light-years from Earth: the oldest spiral galaxy ever seen. Continue reading

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{FD} Study identifies likely location of merging black hole giants

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Scientists on the hunt for colliding black holes should turn their eyes to the quiet, outer regions of galaxies like the Milky Way, a new study suggests. Continue reading

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{FD} Stunning NASA image reveals ‘jack-o-lantern’ Sun

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An incredible image released by NASA shows the Sun bearing a striking resemblance to a jack-o-lantern. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Monster’ planet discovery stuns scientists

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Astronomers have discovered a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting a star that’s only half the size of the sun — a celestial phenomenon that contradicts theories of planet formation. Continue reading

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{FD} Demand for Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis crashes website

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A lot of people want to read something they’ll barely understand. Continue reading

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{FD} There’s a giant egg floating in our solar system with a ring around it

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Some of the most exciting new discoveries in space come from far, far away, thanks to telescopes capable of detecting exoplanets that are so distant we’d likely never be able to actually visit them, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some pretty i… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Alien megastructure’ ruled out for some of star’s weird dimming

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There’s a prosaic explanation for at least some of the weirdness of “Tabby’s star,” it would appear. Continue reading

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{FD} No life needed: Organic compound forms at comet and baby star system

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Organic molecules once thought to be produced only by life-forms have been found in two separate regions of space: a nearby comet and the debris around a pair of forming stars. Continue reading

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{FD} How monster black holes grew from the Big Bang’s leftovers

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New computer simulations reveal how supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang could fuel some of the largest and oldest black holes in the universe. Continue reading

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{FD} James Webb Space Telescope will hunt for signs of life in the solar system

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The soon-to-launch James Webb Space Telescope will turn its powerful eye on two of the solar system’s top candidates for hosting alien life: the icy moons Enceladus and Europa, the agency confirmed in a statement this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Huge black hole 100,000 times more massive than the Sun discovered in the Milky Way

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Astronomers in Japan have found a possible black hole in the Milky Way galaxy, which they believe could be the missing link in the development of supermassive black holes that has been theorized, but never officially found. Continue reading

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{FD} Record-breaking galaxy find sheds light on magnetic universe

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Astronomers have detected the magnetic field of a galaxy located a whopping 5 billion light-years from Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Bizarre dead star may be a remnant of a mini stellar explosion

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A strange dead star may be a remnant of what was essentially a miniature supernova, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} World’s fastest-swirling vortex simulates the Big Bang

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Faster than a tornado, speedier than the giant storm swirling on Jupiter — it’s the world’s fastest-swirling vortex, which scientists have created in a primordial soup of gluey particles meant to re-create the Big Bang. Continue reading

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