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Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Discovered on a Collision Course
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space )

- 6 days ago -
Astronomers have spotted a pair of supermassive black holes on a collision course in a galaxy 2.5 billion light-years away. Coincidentally, the pair will begin producing gravitational waves in roughly 2.5 billion years, the researchers estimate.
Astronomers Ponder Halos Around Galaxies
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, galaxy halos )

- 14 days ago -
Galaxies are massive and beautiful islands of stars. But did you know that most galaxies are surrounded by halos? A complex instrument on the Very Large Telescope is giving astronomers new views of these galactic rings of light.
Astronomers Pinpoint Source of Fast Radio Burst
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, scientists, radio bursts, ASKAP, 2019 )

- 17 days ago -
"This is the big breakthrough that the field has been waiting for since astronomers discovered fast radio bursts in 2007," one team member said.
7 Fascinating Facts About 2019's Only Total Solar Eclipse
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, solar eclipse )

- 18 days ago -
On July 2, 2019, the new Moon will pass between Earth and our Sun, creating a total solar eclipse. Here's what you should know.
Could a Superflare Happen on Our Sun?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, earth, sun, superflares )

- 25 days ago -
New research suggests that superflares - massive bursts of energy from a star's surface - can happen on stars like our sun. What might that mean for us on Earth?
The Undark Nights of Summer
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Earth, sky, summer twilight )

- 32 days ago -
Guy Ottewell lives in England. His illustrations of 3-dimensional space are illuminating. Long summer twilights, explained.
Has the Ball Lightning Mystery Been Solved?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Earth, atmosphere, ball lightning )

- 34 days ago -
What is ball lightning? Scientists have been trying to figure that out for hundreds of years, and now it seems they may finally be close to solving one of Earth's most intriguing natural mysteries.
An Amateur Astronomer Has Discovered a Nearby Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: outer space, space exploration, astronomy, discoveries )

- 36 days ago -
He was using an off-the-shelf astronomical camera and later noticed a very faint smear of light in one of the images.
Andromeda, Jupiter, Milky Way Over Montana
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Jupiter, Andromeda, Milky Way )

- 37 days ago -
We're now in the middle of the best time of year to see Jupiter, and it's near the starry arc of the Milky Way. Enjoy this panoramic image from John Ashley in Montana.
IAU Invites Every Country to Name An Exoplanet and Its Host Star
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, exoplanet, host star, IAU )

- 37 days ago -
Nearly 100 countries have already signed up to organize national campaigns, to provide the public with an opportunity to vote. The deadline is July 30 to express interest in organizing a national campaign. The IAU will announce results in December.
ALMA Spies a Cool Gas Ring Around Our Milky Way's Central Black Hole
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, science, Milky Way, black hole )

- 40 days ago -
New observations by the ALMA telescope in Chile have revealed a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around Sagittarius A*, the giant black hole at the center of our galaxy.
1st Quarter Moon Is June 9-10
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, moon, sky, space )

- 40 days ago -
The 1st quarter moon comes on June 10 at 05:59 UTC. You'll find the moon high up at sunset on both June 9 and June 10. It appears nearly or completely half-illuminated, like half a pie.
Giant Planets and Comets Battle in Planet-Forming Disk
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, planets, comets, solar systems, planet-forming disk )

- 47 days ago -
A study of dust in the disk around the star HD 163296 suggests w''re glimpsing a gravitational interaction between giant planets and much-smaller objects, the future asteroids and comets of this newly forming solar system.

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