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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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2022 Presidents Cup scores, results, standings: Stars push Americans to lead after day one

2022 Presidents Cup scores, results, standings: Stars push Americans to lead after day one

It was easy (and perhaps even fashionable) to be optimistic about the 2022 Presidents Cup quartets kicking into action on Thursday. Perhaps it was wishful thinking or just a nod of goodwill to those on both sides of the matches who stayed to play this event rather than defecting to LIV Golf. Either way, the …

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Sun-Like Star's Orbit Reveals Closest Black Hole Ever Found

Sun-Like Star’s Orbit Reveals Closest Black Hole Ever Found

In 1916, Karl Schwarzchild theorized the existence of black holes as a resolution of Einstein’s field equations for his theory of general relativity. In the mid-twentieth century, astronomers began to detect black holes for the first time using indirect methods, which involved observing their effects on surrounding objects and space. Since the 1980s, scientists have …

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Supernova alert! Astronomers just found a way to predict the explosive death of stars

Wouldn’t it be nice to know when a giant star is about to die in a cataclysmic supernova explosion? This is exactly what a team of astronomers did. If you see a giant red star surrounded by a thick shroud of matter, be careful, the star will probably explode in a few years. When a …

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