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Ultra Bright Black Hole Discovered
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An ultraluminous black hole that exists in the neighboring Pinwheel Galaxy has been discovered by astronomers, which shines twice as bright as previously thought possible. The ultra-bright object, which exists in a system called ULX-1, that resides about 22 million …

Young Black Hole May Have Been Formed in Rare Supernova
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Astronomers have found evidence that suggests the youngest black hole in the Milky Way galaxy may reside in the remnants of a rare supernova. The remnant, named W49B, is only around 1,000 years old and only 26,000 light-years from Earth. …

New NASA Video Shows Massive Pulsar Jet in Action

NASA this week released footage that shows exactly what a jet of particles shooting out from around a pulsar looks like. Astronomers say the new research could provide new insight into these super-dense objects. The video features the Vela pulsar, …

Milky Way is Surrounded by Hot Gas, Says NASA

Astronomers at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence that the Milky Way galaxy is surrounded by a halo of hot gas. Extending for hundreds of thousands of light years, the mass of the gas cloud is estimated to be …