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There Are Mysterious Objects at the Edge of Sagittarius A*, Here’s What We Know

At the center of our galaxy is a black hole with the mass of 4 million suns called Sagittarius A*. Around it is a complicated structure of dust and gas, and after 12 years of peering into it, astronomers have discovered several objects they weren’t expecting to find. Objects that have some unusual characteristics. They’re… Read More »

Astronomers Find Invisible Galaxies That Change Everything We Know About Science

Ok, so here’s some space 101 for you. You know what a planet is, right? You’re sitting on one at this moment in time. It’s Earth, your home. We are the third rock from the sun. The first is Mercury, ‘cos he’s closest to that energy giver, the Sun. Our family is called the Solar… Read More »

Black Holes – 60 Second Adventures in Astronomy (12/14)

60 Second Adventures in Astronomy. Number twelve, Black Holes. DIY tip 34 – How do you make yourself a black hole? A black hole occurs when something has so much mass in such a small space, that nothing can escape its gravitational pull – not even light. In 1931 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar calculated that, if a… Read More »

Astronomers Are Speechless After Spotting THIS Inside Black Hole

Earlier this month astronomers turned their telescopes on the heart of our galaxy, as they have done for years- yet tonight would be different. Invisible to any wavelength of light, a monster lurks at the very center of our Milky Way- the single most destructive force in the known universe. Spinning silently in space, a… Read More »

Gravitational Astronomy? How Detecting Gravitational Waves Changes Everything

Just a couple of weeks ago, astronomers from Caltech announced their third detection of gravitational waves from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory or LIGO. As with the previous two detections, astronomers have determined that the waves were generated when two intermediate-mass black holes slammed into each other, sending out ripples of distorted spacetime. One black… Read More »

The Black Hole Bomb and Black Hole Civilizations

Black holes are the largest collections of pure violent energy in the universe. If you come too close, they’ll devour you and add your energy to their collection. And so, the energy is lost to us forever. Or is it? It turns out there’s a universe cheat code. A way of powering civilizations until the… Read More »

The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe – Strange Stars Explained

Neutron stars are the densest things that are not black holes. Neutron stars are the densest things that are not black holes. In their cores, we might find the most dangerous substance in existence: In their cores, we might find the most dangerous substance in existence: strange matter᠎. A bizarre thing so extreme that it… Read More »

The True Science of Parallel Universes

Everyone loves the idea of parallel universes – maybe it’s the appeal of an ideal world where you have second chances and things turn out differently – an alternate reality where you do get into Hogwarts and the Star Wars prequels aren’t made and you finally plug in your asymmetric computer cord correctly on the… Read More »

Venus: Death of a Planet

From the fires of a sun’s birth, twin planets emerged. Venus and Earth. Two roads diverged in our young solar system. Nature draped one world in the greens and blues of life. While enveloping the other in acid clouds, high heat, and volcanic flows. Why did Venus take such a disastrous turn? And what light… Read More »

How to Understand the Black Hole Image

On Wednesday April 10th 2019 you will probably see the first-ever image of a black hole. That’s when the Event Horizon Telescope will be releasing their results and I haven’t seen them yet but I think they’re going to look something like this and I can be relatively confident because well it’s gonna look a… Read More »