Tag Archives: Astronomers

Scientists Just Found an “Impossible” Black Hole in The Milky Way Galaxy

by Michelle Starr, ScienceAlert

A new black hole search method has just yielded fruit, and boy is it juicy. Astronomers have found a stellar-mass black hole clocking in at around 70 times the mass of the Sun – but according to current models of stellar evolution, its size is impossible, at least in the Milky Way.

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Is a New Particle Changing the Fate of the Universe?

by Paul Sutter, LiveScience

Astronomers around the world are in a bit of a tizzy because they can’t seem to agree about how fast the universe is expanding. 

Ever since our universe emerged from an explosion of a tiny speck of infinite density and gravity, it has been ballooning, and not at a steady rate, either — the expansion of the universe keeps getting faster. 

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Most massive neutron star ever detected strains the limits of physics

by Ashley Strickland, CNN

Astronomers have detected the most massive neutron star ever, and it almost shouldn’t even exist.

Neutron stars are the smallest in the universe, with a diameter comparable to the size of a city like Chicago or Atlanta. They are the leftover remnants of supernovae. But they are incredibly dense, with masses bigger than that of our sun. So think of the sun, compressed into a major city.

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Astronomers Have Detected a Whopping 8 New Repeating Signals From Deep Space

by Michelle Starr, ScienceAlert

One of the biggest mysteries out there in the Universe is inching closer to answers. An astonishing eight new repeating radio signals known as fast radio bursts (FRBs) have been detected flaring from deep space.

At the start of 2019, just one of these mysterious signals, FRB 121102, was known to flash repeatedly. In January, scientists reported a second repeating one (FRB 180814).

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New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets

by Laura Arenschield, The Ohio State University, Phys.org

A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth’s solar system, new research suggests.

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