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New research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society indicates that black holes are able to change gears, similar to an engine.
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known," wrote Carl Sagan.
One of the strangest space objects ever seen is being scrutinized by the penetrating vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
While sorting through hundreds of galaxy images as part of the Galaxy Zoo citizen science project two years ago, Dutch schoolteacher and volunteer astronomer Hanny van Arkel stumbled upon a strange-looking object that baffled professional astronomers.
A Dutch schoolteacher taking part in an online research project has discovered a gaseous object that astronomers say is of unknown origin.
Even though it was discovered by a Dutch primary school teacher itâ€™s not a fairytale, in fact, itâ€™s a "cosmic ghost" that could possibly represent a new class of astronomical objects.
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.