Backwards Black Holes Might Make Bigger Jets

( -- Going against the grain may turn out to be a powerful move for black holes. New research suggests supermassive black holes that spin backwards might produce more ferocious jets of gas. The results have broad ...

dateJun 01, 2010 in Astronomy
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Two Peas in an Irregular Pod

( -- Our sun may be an only child, but most of the stars in the galaxy are actually twins. The sibling stars circle around each other at varying distances, bound by the hands of gravity.

dateMay 20, 2010 in Astronomy
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Asteroid Caught Marching Across Tadpole Nebula

( -- A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the Tadpole nebula, a star-forming hub in the Auriga constellation about 12,000 light-years from Earth. As WISE scanned ...

dateMay 13, 2010 in Astronomy
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