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Earth’s closest black hole actually “vampire” two-star system

It has been scientifically accepted that Earth's closest black hole is about 1,000 light-years away - but now, research suggests that black hole doesn't exist.
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4.4 million galaxies revealed by new space map

A map of space has revealed an astonishingly detailed radio image of more than 4.4 million objects and a very dynamic picture of our Universe.
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Scientists find new type of star covered with carbon and oxygen

A group of astronomers from the University of La Plata and Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics found a new type of star - covered in the by-product of helium burning.
habitable zone dead star, white dwarf

Scientists find potential “habitable zone” near dead star

An international team has found what could be a planet with one billion years of "habitable zone" time left.
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Astronomers find “peculiar object” just 4,000 lightyears away

Australian scientists discover a "peculiar object" emitting a giant burst of energy three times an hour, relatively close to Earth.

Looking through time with the James Webb Space telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at its new home and is preparing to calibrate its mirrors and start collecting data on the universe
artificial moon

New ‘artificial moon’ built to aid China’s space exploration

Chinese scientists have manufactured an ‘artificial moon’ research facility enabling them replicate low gravity environments
supermassive black hole

Exploring the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

Study finds that Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy flares irregularly from day to day but also in the long term
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James Webb Telescope successfully unfolds mirror in space

NASA have successfully unfolded the 21-foot gold-coated primary mirror of the James Webb telescope, which is the largest telescope to be launched into space.
audio universe

Sounds of the Universe: Inclusive experience for visually impaired astronomers

New project to allow blind or partially sighted individuals to ‘hear’ the universe is providing a more inclusive side to astronomy This research is offering a way for visually impaired children in particular to get to touch with astronomy and maybe spark a lifetime interest in the topic. What is the...
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ESO finds black hole in star cluster outside Milky Way

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) have found a black hole outside the Milky Way, roughly 160,000 light-years away from Earth.
invisible universe, ALMA

The unseen story behind ALMA’s Invisible Universe

NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta shows us the unseen side of ALMA, the world’s largest radio telescope array.
layers on Jupiter, NASA juno

Study examines “deeper, hidden layers” on Jupiter

A University of Leicester study looks at the mystery of "deeper, hidden layers" beneath Jupiter, using new data from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
white dwarf, pictoris

Scientists witness white dwarf “switching on and off” for first time

For the first time, scientists have been able to witness a white dwarf "switching on and off" via a NASA satellite.
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The possibilities of sustainable space exploration

Open Access Government reflects on the meaning of sustainable space exploration, with a specific telescope in mind.
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How can the NSF contribute to a global understanding of astronomy?

Open Access Government zeroes in on some of the most powerful telescopes in the world – specifically the promise of new discoveries in the Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) Vera Rubin Observatory.
warming oceans earth, climate change space

Scientists say warming oceans make Earth less bright in space

According to the data, the Earth is getting dimmer and dimmer as warming oceans block light from being reflected off-planet - trapping even more energy in our atmosphere.
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Lowering environmental impact: Combining SESAR solutions in an operational environment

Wilfred Rouwhorst, Project Coordinator of PJ.37 ITARO, discusses the importance of boosting SESAR Solutions toward pre-deployment whilst minimising the environmental impact.
infrared light, spitzer space

Viewing the Universe in infrared light

Giovanni G. Fazio, Senior Physicist, Center for Astrophysics, tells us all about The Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) on the Spitzer Space Telescope.
sustainable concrete, astronaut blood

Scientists invent sustainable concrete made from astronaut blood

Scientists at The University of Manchester have figured out how to make sustainable concrete - with a mixture of astronaut blood and space dust.

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