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Astronomers detect a new cataclysmic variable system

Using NASA's Swift spacecraft, astronomers have discovered a new cataclysmic variable (CV) through its ultraviolet (UV) bursting activity. The newfound CV, designated TUVO-21acq, was detected as part of the Transient UV Objects ...

NGC 541 fuels an irregular galaxy in new Hubble image

This striking pair is an elliptical galaxy NGC 541 and an unusual star-forming, irregular dwarf galaxy known as Minkowski's object (the bluish object to the lower left of NGC 541). Elliptical galaxies are nearly spherical ...

Search reveals eight new sources of black hole echoes

Scattered across our Milky Way galaxy are tens of millions of black holes—immensely strong gravitational wells of spacetime, from which infalling matter, and even light, can never escape. Black holes are dark by definition, ...

Astronomers inspect nova T Aurigae with Hubble

Using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers from Villanova University have analyzed spectroscopic observations of a nearby old nova known as T Aurigae. Results of this study, published March 29 on the arXiv pre-print ...

Uncovering the magneto-centrifugal origin of protostellar jets

Protostellar jets are intriguing signposts of star formation. They appear as cylindrical structures, emanating from protostars (baby stars) and propagating away at highly supersonic speeds. They are believed to be launched ...

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