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Watch astronomers reveal a ‘groundbreaking discovery’ of the Milky Way galaxy

On May 12th, scientists with the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, which unveiled the first black hole image in 2019, will reveal something...

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Astronomers discover largest group of ‘rogue planets’ yet

Telescopes from the European Southern Observatory and other facilities caught a glimpse of dozens of rogue planets not tethered to stars. Using 20...

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How astronomers decided where to point the most powerful space telescope NASA ever built

Once NASA launches its powerful new observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, the spacecraft is already slated to do more than 10,000 hours of...

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Astronomers call for a massive new space telescope to find the next Earth

On November 4th, the nation’s astronomers released the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, a report compiled every 10 years detailing the...

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Alien planets have had ‘front-row’ view of Earth for ages, astronomers say

Nearly 2,000 star systems have had a front-row seat to observe Earth in recent millennia, astronomers in the journal Nature said on June 23rd,...

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How you can help astronomers hunt for undiscovered worlds

Astronomers are searching outer space for mysterious worlds called brown dwarfs, and they’re turning to citizen scientists for help. Together, they...

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Astronomers trace mysterious space radio waves to a source within our galaxy

Astronomers say they have successfully pinpointed the source of a blast of radio waves — known as fast radio bursts — to a source within our own...

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Astronomers say they’ve detected the most massive merger of two black holes ever discovered

Scientists with LIGO and Virgo searching for gravitational waves say they’ve detected the most massive merger of two black holes ever found,...

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Astronomers see first light flare from two distant black holes colliding

Astronomers may have detected the first light coming from two distant black holes merging billions of light-years away. The rare event may serve as a...

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Astronomers say they’ve found the closest black hole to Earth

A team of astronomers at the European Southern Observatory in Chile say they have discovered the closest black hole to Earth, at a mere 1,000...

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