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NuSTAR finds clumpy doughnut around black hole

The most massive black holes in the universe are often encircled by thick doughnut-shaped disks of material. This doughnut material ultimately feeds and nourishes the growing black holes tucked inside. Until recently, some ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Astronomy
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Citizen scientists name planet

Volunteers from the Perth based citizen astronomy project theSkyNet have won the right to name a planet around a distant star as part of a global contest run by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

dateDec 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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