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Doing a Black Hole Dance

Both APOD and Sky and Telescope ran a story on the black hole that’s supposedly in the center of our own Milky Way, although with these pictures "supposedly" sounds a little shallow. Live from the…

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Hobbits in Space

Everything in the universe comes in formats small, intermediate and large. Even galaxies. Quite recent discoveries are hobbit galaxies.One of them is only 1200 ligthyears across, yet is still producing new young stars. An intriguing…

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Looking at grampa and grammy

Wanna know how your ancestors looked like? The Spitzer telescope might show you how. New observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope strongly suggest that infrared light detected in a prior study originated from clumps of…