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'Red nuggets' are galactic gold for astronomers

About a decade ago, astronomers discovered a population of small, but massive galaxies called "red nuggets." A new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that black holes have squelched star formation in these ...

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The Rosetta stone of active galactic nuclei deciphered

A galaxy with at least one active supermassive black hole โ€“ named OJ 287 โ€“ has caused many irritations and questions in the past. The emitted radiation of this object spans a wide range โ€“ from the radio up to the highest ...

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Big Data exploration in the era of Gaia

Two astronomers from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) have developed a software library that can effortlessly generate visualisations based on hundreds of millions of data points. Maarten Breddels and Jovan Veljanoski ...

dateJun 20, 2018 in Astronomy
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Hunting molecules to find new planets

It's impossible to obtain direct images of exoplanets as they are masked by the high luminous intensity of their stars. However, astronomers led by UNIGE propose detecting molecules present in the exoplanet's atmosphere in ...

dateJun 19, 2018 in Astronomy
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