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Jan 4, 2018

The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first on Charles Messier's famous list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known...
Universe
Feb 15, 2018

The biggest black holes in the Universe are growing faster than the rate of stars being formed in their galaxies, according to two new studies using...
Feb 18, 2018

Stars can make waves in the Orion Nebula's sea of gas and dust. This esthetic close-up of cosmic clouds and stellar winds features LL...
Feb 20, 2018

What's happened to top of the Sun? Last week, parts of Earth's southern hemisphere were treated to a partial solar eclipse, where the Moon...
Feb 21, 2018

Jupiter looks a bit different in infrared light. To better understand Jupiter's cloud motions and to help NASA's robotic Juno spacecraft...
Feb 25, 2018

Why is AE Aurigae called the flaming star? For one reason, the surrounding nebula IC 405 is named the Flaming Star Nebula because the region...
Feb 27, 2018

What are these two bands in the sky? The more commonly seen band is the one on the right and is the central band of our Milky Way galaxy....
Feb 28, 2018

Where did that spot come from? Amateur astronomer Victor Buso was testing out a new camera on his telescope in 2016 when he noticed a...
Universe
Mar 5, 2018

In the 1980s, scientists started discovering a new class of extremely bright sources of X-rays in galaxies. These sources were a surprise, as they...

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