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Astronomers have found the nearest known black hole candidate to Earth, a quiet beast nearly ten times as massive than the Sun just 1,570 light-years from us*. It was found through the antics of its Sun-like stellar companion, but how it came to be is a head-scratcher [link to paper]. [...]
Tue, Sep 20, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
Saturn’s rings are arguably the most gorgeous and spectacular structures in the solar system. They’re so flat — proportionally thinner than a single sheet of paper — that when they’re edge-on we can’t see them at all; if it weren’t for the fact that Saturn is tilted so we see them at [...]
Fri, Sep 16, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
One of the most truly spectacular objects in the entire sky is the celebrated Orion Nebula, a star-birth factory 1,300 light-years from Earth. It's so bright that it can be seen with the naked eye; it looks like a star, the middle of three that form Orion's "dagger" that hangs [...]
Wed, Sep 14, 2022
Source: Bad Astronomy
The search for technological relics of extraterrestrial civilizations will inspire the public and attract talent to the field of astronomy [...]
Mon, Sep 06, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Ordinary human dilemmas are tougher to solve than the most difficult problems of physics and mathematics [...]
Fri, Sep 03, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
A proposal plans to study how to build a giant spacecraft [...]
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Contrary to what we’ve long assumed, this reservoir of comets surrounding the solar system may have more visitors than permanent residents [...]
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Ions flowing through atom-thin stacks of carbon confirm classic theories but also yield new surprises [...]
Thu, Sep 02, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Economic inequality, an indulgent trip to space and an ongoing legal battle with NASA are putting the space company in the hot seat [...]
Thu, Aug 26, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Recent work has shown how “naked singularities” might defy the cosmic censorship conjecture [...]
Mon, Aug 23, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Years of weather monitoring suggest a high-altitude locale in Qinghai Province could host future telescopes [...]
Thu, Aug 19, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
Fred Hoyle and George Gamow were brilliant iconoclasts who reached opposite conclusions about the expanding universe (for the record, Gamow was right) [...]
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space
A battle for the future of American stargazing is about to begin—and the stakes are sky high [...]
Wed, Aug 18, 2021
Source: Scientific American Space

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