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Portrait of a black hole

IRAM's 30-metre dish is part of the Event Horizon Telescope which is looking into the centre of the Milky Way.

Posted: Mar 31st, 2017

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Wrong-way asteroid plays 'chicken' with Jupiter

For at least a million years, an asteroid orbiting the 'wrong' way around the sun has been playing a cosmic game of chicken with giant Jupiter and with about 6,000 other asteroids sharing the giant planet's space.

Posted: Mar 30th, 2017

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Breaking the supermassive black hole speed limit

A new computer simulation helps explain the existence of puzzling supermassive black holes observed in the early universe. The simulation is based on a computer code used to understand the coupling of radiation and certain materials.

Posted: Mar 22nd, 2017

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Does Mars have rings? Not right now, but maybe one day

Scientists have developed a model that suggests that debris that was pushed into space from an asteroid or other body slamming into Mars around 4.3 billion years ago and alternates between becoming a planetary ring and clumping up to form a moon.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2017

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