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Pair Of Supermassive Black Holes Discovered By XMM-Newton
2014-04-22 14:09:30

A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been spotted by XMM-Newton.

Astronomers Discover The Earliest Echoes Of The Big Bang
2014-03-17 13:23:58

Astronomers publishing a paper in the journal Nature say they have found the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through the early Universe during the inflation period.

Rare Binary White Dwarf Systems
2013-12-20 08:30:50

Astronomers may have found two systems that may ultimately evolve into a rare Am CVn binary system.

south pole telescope
2013-12-15 04:00:20

Based on observations from the South Pole Telescope, a team of international scientists has found subtle patterns in the cosmic microwave background called B-mode polarizations, according to a report in Physical Review Letters.

ESA Missions Will Seek To Understand The Evolution Of The Universe
2013-11-29 07:25:17

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today that the hot and energetic Universe and the search for elusive gravitational waves will be the focus of their next two large science missions.

Revealing New Information On Strength Of Black Hole Mergers
2013-11-08 07:13:10

Giant black holes throughout the universe sometimes pair up and merge, sending out gravitational waves that ripple across space and time. Albert Einstein predicted that these waves exist, but scientists have yet to directly detect one.

Two Black Holes Form, Fuse Together After Star Collapses
2013-11-07 07:17:18

Black holes are massive objects in space that have gravitational forces so strong that not even light can escape them. These objects, swirling at the centers of galaxies, also come in a variety of sizes.

Colliding Galaxies Create Supermassive Black Holes
2013-10-23 16:17:25

At the center of almost every galaxy we have studied is a black hole of such magnitude that the traditional black hole progenitor does not seem likely. These aptly named supermassive black holes can reach millions or billions of times the mass of our Sun.

I Love Q Formula Insights Into Universe
2013-07-26 11:51:21

The so-called 'I Love Q' equation that relates to neutron stars may offer surprising insights into the nature of the universe.

Monstrous Stellar Collisions Not Expected To Occur Anytime Soon
2013-07-11 14:32:31

Astrophysicists from the Astronomical Observatory of the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw say the next collision of monstrous stars will not occur until billions of years from now.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]