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Black hole is 30 times expected size

The central supermassive black hole of a recently discovered galaxy is far larger than should be possible, according to current theories of galactic evolution. New work, carried out by astronomers at Keele University and ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Astronomy
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When did galaxies settle down?

Astronomers have long sought to understand exactly how the universe evolved from its earliest history to the cosmos we see around us in the present day. In particular, the way that galaxies form and develop is still a matter ...

dateOct 30, 2014 in Astronomy
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Are super-Earths actually mini-Neptunes?

(Phys.org)—In the last two decades astronomers have found hundreds of planets in orbit around other stars. One type of these so-called 'exoplanets' is the super-Earths that are thought to have a high proportion of rock ...

dateFeb 04, 2013 in Astronomy
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Laser cloaking device could help us hide from aliens

Two astronomers at Columbia University in New York suggest humanity could use lasers to conceal the Earth from searches by advanced extraterrestrial civilisations. Professor David Kipping and graduate student Alex Teachey ...

dateMar 31, 2016 in Astronomy
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A dark matter disk in our Galaxy

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists predict that our Galaxy, the Milky Way, contains a disk of ‘dark matter’. In a paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, astronomers Dr ...

dateSep 16, 2008 in General Physics
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