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Turns Out Cannibalism Is a Galaxy Trait as Well

Very Large Telescope Spots Galactic Cannibalism: Galaxy Swallows Smaller Cousin

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Astronomers have their eyes on a galaxy which just didn’t devour a whole galaxy, but actually grew in size after consuming it. Galactic cannibalism at its finest. According to the researchers, these larger galaxies increase their size by swallowing smaller ...

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G2 Object Survives Supermassive Black Hole In Milky Way Galaxy

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G2 is a mysterious object in the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. It has been postulated that G2 is an immense cloud of hydrogen gas on course to be devoured by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the ...

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Study Shows: 1/2 Of All Stars Could Be Interacting Outside Of Galaxies

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A new study of the universe’s background light has suggested that as many as half it’s stars might be hidden in the space between galaxies.  Measurements were made by two cameras sent beyond the atmosphere on a rocket. After subtracting ...

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Cassiopeia A: Supernova Has Bubble- Like Interior From Radioactive Nickle

Scientists have taken a closer look at one of the most well studied supernova remnants in our galaxy, Cassiopeia A. They've created a new 3D map of its interior that reveals surprising, never-before-seen details about the supernova. A photograph of Cas A from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals the supernova remnant's complex structure. (Photo : NASA/CXC/SAO)

Cassiopeia A, or Cas A, was first created about 340 years ago. That’s when a massive star exploded in the constellation Cassiopeia. The extremely hot and radioactive material that streamed outward from the stars core mixed and churned outer debris, ...

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Tonight: Visible New Year’s Eve Comet Passes By Earth

Lovejoy/NASA

To Kick of The New Year, this New Year’s Eve, a fuzzy green comet named Lovejoy will be just barely visible to the naked eye in the vicinity of the constellation Orion’s feet. If you know exactly where to look, ...

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93 Cosmic Alignments Of Quasars Across Billions Of Light Years

Heart of the matter ... An alignment of quasars on a cosmic scale would indicate a “missing ingredient” in our understanding of the origins of our universe. Source: NASA Source: Supplied

There are cosmic alignments over the largest structures ever discovered in the Universe – the rotation axes of the central supermassive black holes in quasars billions of light years apart are parallel to each other.   “The alignments in the ...

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Leonid Meteor Shower To Be Broadcasted Online in 2 Webcasts

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The Leonid meteor shower is expected to light up the night sky tonight. If bad weather or light pollution spoils your meteor shower display, fear not, as NASA and the Slooh Community Observatory are broadcasting the meteor display online in ...

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