#Astrophysics

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Pair of supermassive black holes discovered on a collision course

Astronomers have spotted a distant pair of titanic black holes headed for a collision.

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Astronomers spot black hole spinning unbelievably fast as it swallows up a star – BGR

Black holes are some of the most interesting features of our universe, but they're also not very well understood. Studying distant black holes in any great detail is very difficult due to the fact that nothing, including light, can escape their grasp once

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Bringing balance to the universe: New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos

Scientists at the University of Oxford may have solved one of the biggest questions in modern physics, with a new paper unifying dark matter and dark energy into a single phenomenon: a fluid which possesses 'negative mass." If you were to push a nega

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Meet Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the Pioneer Who Found the First Pulsar

When Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered the first pulsar 51 years ago, she revealed a new tool for solving many mysteries of the cosmos.

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The Big Bang Wasn’t The Beginning, After All – Starts With A Bang! – Medium

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time…

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Recoil detectives: searching for black hole kicks using gravitational waves | astrobites

Gravitational waves are believed to be able to “kick” black hole merger remnants out of their host galaxy. We can search for signatures of that kick directly in gravitational wave signa…

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LIGO’s Greatest Discovery Almost Didn’t Happen – Starts With A Bang! – Medium

On August 17th, 2017, a gravitational wave event unlike any other showed up in one of the LIGO detectors: at Hanford, WA. Just a few days prior, the first black hole-black hole merger with all three…

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White dwarf’s inner makeup is mapped for the first time | Science News

The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories.

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Scientists Now Believe the Universe Itself May Be Conscious – Awareness Act

A new scientific concept has recently come to light, which scientists are calling "panpsychism." Panpsychism says that the universe could be capable of consciousness, which could change everything. For quite some time, scientists have been worki

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Cosmic Confusion: Talk of Multiverses and Big Errors in Astrophysics

At the 2015 World Science Festival, four prominent astrophysicists discussed one of the most troubling puzzles in modern physics, and whether a theory of multiple universes can hope to solve it.

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Einstein's Theory of General Relativity: A Simplified Explanation

Albert Einstein determined that massive objects cause a distortion in space-time, which is felt as gravity.

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Here's How Long It Would Take To Fall Through The Center Of Earth

Just how long would it take to fall through the center of the Earth, traveling from one side of our planet to the other? Physicists have long calculated the answer to that question as being 42 minutes, but now, new calculations show that the theo...

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We now have the technology to really test Einstein's theory of relativity

A century after Einstein presented his theory of relativity, scientists have the technology to begin looking for evidence that could reveal physics beyond it.

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Scientists discover black hole so big it contradicts growth theory

By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists say they have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow. Scientists said this black hole was formed about 900 million years after the Big Bang. "Ba

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How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Cosmologists are intellectual time travelers. Looking back over billions of years, these scientists are able to trace the evolution of our Universe in ast

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Mysterious radio signal from space caught live for first time

Astronomers in Australia have picked up an “alien” radio signal from space for the first time as it occurred.

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WATCH: Vast Solar Flare Is One For The Record Books

This stupendous solar flare is one for the record books. The X-class flare erupted from the sun's surface on March 29, 2014, and NASA scientists say it's the best-observed flare of all time. Just watch the NASA Goddard YouTube video above for all ...

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Guts of Superfast Black Hole Jets Revealed

Astronomers have taken an unprecedented look at the superenergetic jets blasted out by black holes, and thus have answered a key question about the composition of these mysterious beams.