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AirFly Pro on table next to earbuds in a case and a Pixel phone.

This little Bluetooth dongle is now my essential travel and road trip companion

Rita El Khoury / Android Authority Flights are boring, longer ones even more so. As I have fussy ears that look down on almost any shape or size of headphones, I often struggled with the default in-flight entertainment options. For the past few years, I’ve resorted to downloading podcasts and playlists and listening to them …

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Dead stars in the Milky Way’s companion galaxy cause a mysterious cocoon of gamma rays

The mysterious emissions of ultrabright gamma rays in the giant bubbles blown by our galaxy may finally have an explanation. The researchers used data from the Gaia and Closed space telescopes to search through the Fermi Bubbles, a pair of colossal hourglass-shaped bubbles that extend from the poles of the Milky Way and span 50,000 …

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Astronomers find the closest black hole to Earth, and it has a Sun-like companion star

Astronomers find the closest black hole to Earth, and it has a Sun-like companion star

Astronomers have found the closest known black hole candidate to Earth, a silent beast nearly ten times more massive than the Sun just 1,570 light-years away from us*. It was found thanks to the antics of its Sun-like stellar companion, but how it became a puzzle [link to paper]. There are probably a hundred million …

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