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Hubble images galaxy IC 1776

The swirls of the galaxy IC 1776 stand in splendid isolation in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy lies over 150 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Pisces.

New research offers insight into fast radio bursts

Researchers using a telescope owned and operated by CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have detected a "fast radio burst" in a nearby galaxy that questions what we know about how the phenomena form.

Machine learning reveals how black holes grow

As different as they may seem, black holes and Las Vegas have one thing in common: What happens there stays there—much to the frustration of astrophysicists trying to understand how, when and why black holes form and grow.

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