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Astronomers Spots Oldest Light in Universe, A Jet From A Distant Black Hole, Called B3 0727+409

February 20, 2016 | 1

Astronomers have used NASA’s Chandra x-ray Observatory to discover a powerful jet from a very distant supermassive black hole that is being illuminated by the oldest light in the universe. Read More

Why Gravitational Wave Discovery Matter?

February 19, 2016 |

Last week, a teeny, tiny, unimaginably small little blip made headlines everywhere. That blip was humanity’s first direct evidence of gravitational waves, and the whole world freaked out about it. Read More

Breakthrough Discovery: Scientists Have Finally Detected Gravitational Waves

February 12, 2016 |

WE DETECTED GRAVITATIONAL WAVES…. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… two black holes collided in a fateful swirling waltz. Just like when you toss a rock into a pond and it creates ripples on the surface of the water, this collision sent ripples through the fabric of space time. Read More

Epochal: Scientists May Have Finally Found Einstein’s Gravitational Waves

February 10, 2016 |

An elite team of American astronomers may have finally proved the existence of the elusive gravitational waves, the ripples of space and time predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, in 1916. Read More

Monster Gas Cloud, Smith Cloud, Will Hit the Milky Way ‘Soon’

February 7, 2016 |

Astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope, have measured and characterized an enormous, galaxy-sized cloud of dust and gas, Known as The Smith Cloud, swirling around the Milky Way. Read More

HD 7449b: Scientists Observe A Monster Planet Dancing With Two Stars

December 19, 2015 |

A team of scientists has discovered unusual planetary system composed of a monster planet ‘dancing’ dangerously with two stars — a sun-like star and a dwarf star — at 127 light years away from us. Read More

The Closest ‘Habitable’ Exoplanet Wolf 1061c Is Just 14 ly Away

December 17, 2015 |

Australian astronomers have spotted the closest exoplanet within the habitable zone of its star to Earth, dubbed Wolf 1061c, is just 14 light years away. Read More

SETTI: No Sign Of Extraterrestrial Life Around KIC 8462852

December 12, 2015 |

KIC 8462852, aka Tabby’s star located 1,480 light years away from us, has puzzled astronomers with its erratic dimming, a dimming pattern never seen before — more than 20% of its light was being blocked out by something! Read More

HD 106906b: The Super-Jupiter Planet That Shouldn’t Be There

December 7, 2015 |

A super-Jupiter planet, dubbed HD 106906b, discovered last year is sitting at a large distance from its host star, so far away that some believes it was kicked out of star’s local neighborhood. Read More

Hypergiant Red Star VY Canis Majoris Is Going To Die Soon

December 6, 2015 |

The Hypergiant red star VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest stars in our galaxy, is going to die soon, new study suggests. Will it impose some risks to our planet as it dies in violent supernovae explosion? Read More

No Alien Megastructure On KIC 8462852? Now, Scientists Solve The Mystery

November 25, 2015 |

Earlier this month, a mysterious star — known as Tabby’s Star or KIC 8462852 — with a strange dimming light made the news for its unexplained and bizarre behavior. Many on the Internet blamed an alien megastructure on KIC 8462852 for the dimming of 20% and more. Sure, This star is strange. But aliens? Read More

Astronomers Measure 8700 km/h Winds On Alien Planet HD 189733b

November 14, 2015 |

For the first time, a team of scientists have managed to record winds speed on opposite sides of an ‘alien’ planet, dubbed HD 189733b, this extreme planet is being battered by furious winds of more than 8700 km/h (5400mph) — 20 times higher than the fastest wind speed ever recorded on Earth — equivalent to seven times sound’ speed. Read More

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