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Astronomers think they’ve found 19 alien objects lurking in the solar system

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 04:00
By tracing back the orbits of these icy objects, some researchers think they have interstellar origins. Others, however, remain extremely skeptical
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Astronomers find the closest (known) black hole to Earth

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 11:00
The quiet black hole sits just 1,000 light-years from Earth. But the two stars that dance around it can be seen with the naked eye.
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Tour 10 of the closest black holes to Earth

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 04:00
Black holes should be common in our Milky Way galaxy, but their dark nature means only dozens have been discovered to date. Here are a few nearby black holes astronomers know a little about.
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The importance of The Geography of the Heavens

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 04:00
Schools and colleges throughout America regarded the book as a valuable tool for teaching astronomy.
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Fast radio bursts could be far-flung magnetars, new evidence suggests

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 04:00
A bright flare recently detected from a magnetic neutron star in our galaxy might help reveal one of the greatest mysteries in modern astronomy: What are FRBs?
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The Sky This Week from May 1 to 8

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 04:00
Catch the Eta Aquariid meteor shower and watch Jupiter’s moons cast shadows across the gas giant in the sky this week.
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Hubble captures breakup of Comet ATLAS

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 04:00
Anticipated to be the most amazing comet to fly by Earth in decades, astronomers now hope that C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) will offer insight into why some comets break apart.
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