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Early black holes may be the seeds key to galaxies behemoths

A new black hole breaks the record - not for being the smallest or the biggest - but for being right in the middle. The recently discovered 'Goldilocks' black hole is part of a missing link between two populations of black holes: small black holes made from stars and supermassive giants in the nucleus of most galaxies.

Mar 29th, 2021

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Stellar eggs near galactic center hatching into baby stars

Astronomers found a number of stellar eggs containing baby stars around the center of the Milky Way. Previous studies had suggested that the environment there is too harsh to form stars. These findings indicate that star formation is more resilient than researchers thought.

Mar 29th, 2021

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On the trail of the lunar underground's secrets (w/video)

The surface of the moon is well mapped, but the same is not true for its subsurface. In preparation for future lunar missions, the European Space Agency (ESA) was looking for innovative ideas on how caves and lava tubes on the moon could be discovered, studied and measured.

Mar 23rd, 2021

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Researchers tackle the spiders from Mars

Researchers have been shedding light on the enigmatic 'spiders from Mars', providing the first physical evidence that these unique features on the planet's surface can be formed by the sublimation of CO2 ice.

Mar 22nd, 2021

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A pocket guide to Mars

A pocket atlas of Mars has been published that uses geographic techniques developed for terrestrial maps to reveal a wealth of information about the surface of the Red Planet, as well as its climate and cloud cover.

Mar 17th, 2021

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Could there be life on Jupiter's moons?

Three of Jupiter's four largest moons are icy, and in 1998 NASA's Galileo spacecraft detected tantalising hints of an ocean beneath one, Europa. Since then, further studies have detected signs of water plumes possibly erupting from this ocean.

Mar 16th, 2021

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