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Black Hole Caught Belching In Neighboring Galaxy
2013-01-08 08:36:30

A team of scientists conducting a long-term study of molecules in galaxies gained a tantalizing look at what is likely a powerful belch by a gorging black hole at the center of a changing galaxy.

2012-08-17 08:00:51

Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have made a preliminary examination of the report released today from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Astronomy Portfolio Review Committee (PRC).

Image 1 - Telescopes Pinpoint Black Hole's Outburst
2012-01-11 04:05:14

An international team of astronomers has identified the moment when a black hole in our galaxy launched super-fast knots of gas into space.

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2011-02-21 07:20:00

Continent-wide telescope extends cosmic 'yardstick' three times farther into universe.

2006-02-15 19:00:00

The Milky Way's fastest observed pulsar is speeding out of the galaxy at more than 670 miles a second, propelled largely by a kick it received at its birth 2.5 million years ago.

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2005-12-27 13:55:00

The Perseus spiral arm - the nearest spiral arm in the Milky Way outside the Sun's orbit - lies only half as far from Earth as some previous studies had suggested.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.