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Black Hole Caught Exiting Host Galaxy
2012-06-05 04:22:57

New observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest that a black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at several million miles per hour.

Gamma Rays From Milky Way’s Past Show Historically Active Black Hole
2012-05-30 03:39:18

Gamma-ray beams seen in the Milky Way's central black hole suggest that the galaxy's center was much more active in the past, according to new research.

Rogue Planets Sometimes Captured By Stars
2012-04-18 03:28:47

New research suggests that billions of stars in our galaxy have captured rogue planets that once roamed interstellar space.

'Ordinary' Black Hole Discovered 12 Million Light Years Away
2012-03-27 07:54:34

An international team of scientists have discovered an ‘ordinary’ black hole in the 12 million light year-distant galaxy Centaurus A.

Runaway Planets At 30 Million Miles Per Hour Possible
2012-03-22 13:27:20

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics researchers have determined that some planets are flying around in space at 30 million miles per hour.

Astronomers Discover 'Waterworld' Planet
2012-02-21 14:30:13

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a new class of planet, completely enveloped by water.

Black Hole Found At The Center Of A Shredded Galaxy
2012-02-15 13:40:43

Astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope, say they have found a black hole that was once at the core of a now-disintegrated dwarf galaxy.

Image 1 - Kepler Finds Two More Two-Sun Planets
2012-01-12 05:42:31

Astronomers announced the findings of two new circumbinary planets, or worlds that orbit two different stars, during the American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Austin, Texas on Wednesday.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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