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Galaxies Demand a Stellar Recount

( -- For decades, astronomers have gone about their business of studying the cosmos with the assumption that stars of certain sizes form in certain quantities. Like grocery stores selling melons alone, and blueberries ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Astronomy
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Small distant galaxies host supermassive black holes

( -- Using the Hubble Space Telescope to probe the distant universe, astronomers have found supermassive black holes growing in surprisingly small galaxies. The findings suggest that central black holes formed ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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Star-birth myth 'busted' (w/ Podcast)

( -- An international team of researchers has debunked one of astronomy's long held beliefs about how stars are formed, using a set of galaxies found with CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope.

dateAug 25, 2009 in Astronomy
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M82: 'Survivor' Black Holes May Be Mid-Sized

( -- New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton strengthens the case that two mid-sized black holes exist close to the center of a nearby starburst galaxy. These "survivor" black ...

dateApr 29, 2010 in Astronomy
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