Monster black hole with 6 entire galaxies trapped in its gravity field

Monster black hole with 6 entire galaxies trapped in its gravity field

Six galaxies have been revealed to be trapped in a supermassive black hole that formed less than one billion years after the Big Bang, shedding light on how some of the largest structures in the Universe are brought into being....
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Hubble’s brand new image of Saturn

Hubble’s brand new image of Saturn

Yes, this is a real image of Saturn. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a new, exceptionally crisp picture of the ringed gas giant in early July, and the space agency posted the image of the planet on Thursday. “Hubble’s sharp...
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Neutral hydrogen from other galaxies detected for first time

Neutral hydrogen from other galaxies detected for first time

In a development that could finally shed light on dark matter, an international team of scientists have detected neutral hydrogen atoms, from a galaxy other than our own, for the very first time. The finding came thanks to the enormous...
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ESA to begin producing oxygen from Lunar dust

ESA to begin producing oxygen from Lunar dust

From one Soviet communist sci-fi movie to the reality. Breathing new life into colonizing the Moon, the European Space Agency (ESA) has fired up its prototype oxygen plant to begin producing the element out of simulated moondust, with a view...
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LIGO detects its second neutron star collision

LIGO detects its second neutron star collision

For the second time, a collision between two neutron stars in another galaxy has rattled a gravitational-wave detector on Earth. But this duo is being much more coy than the first. In 2017, astronomers announced with much fanfare that they...
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China probe lands on dark side of the Moon

China probe lands on dark side of the Moon

The Chinese robotic probe Chang’e 4 has landed on the dark side of the moon, becoming the first manmade craft to alight on the unexplored surface, according to reports from Chinese state media. The probe reportedly landed in the South...
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NASA published the first photo of Ultima Thule on edge of our solar system

NASA published the first photo of Ultima Thule on edge of our solar system

In an incredible world-first, NASA has released an image from a historic flyby of Ultima Thule, a bowling pin-shaped celestial object at the edge of our solar system some 6 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) away. The New Horizons spacecraft...
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The mystery of the ISS hole just got even weirder

The mystery of the ISS hole just got even weirder

One of the year’s biggest space stories just gets weirder and weirder. Earlier this week, a Russian cosmonaut who investigated the mysterious hole in the Soyuz capsule docked to the International Space Station revealed that the hole was definitely drilled...
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