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More than static

A mysterious radio burst coming from…. well, a mystery. Discovered by an undergraduate student working at NRAO, a strong pulse was found, like a needle in a haystack of observations. "Although the nature of the…


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A Hannibal the Cannibal-pulsar

Routinely, objects in the universe eat each other without any compassion. From big galaxies devouring smaller galaxies to black holes cannibalizing others. Here’s a neutron star eating another star’s liver with some fava beans and…


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Black holes as the fundamental architecture of the cosmos

"By incorporating the physics of black holes into a highly sophisticated model running on a powerful supercomputing system, an international team of scientists has produced an unprecedented simulation of cosmic evolution that verifies and deepens…


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To be really forgotten

What happens when something disappears in a black hole? Is all information related with it lost? What happens with information nearing the event horizon of a black hole? Can black holes be created at any…


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Two black holes on a collision course

Astronomers have used powerful adaptive optics technology at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to reveal the precise locations and environments of a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an ongoing…


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Black holes as potential moms ‘n’ pops

"New research shows that black holes are not the ultimate destroyers that are often portrayed in popular culture. Instead, warm gas escaping from the clutches of enormous black holes could be one source of the…


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Take a picture of a black hole

Black holes are out of sight. Not because astronomers do it at night, but because even light can not escape the enormous gravity pull of a compact object like a black hole. Nevertheless, they can…