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Black hole 'donuts' are actually 'fountains'

Based on computer simulations and new observations, researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from the center interacts with infalling gas to create a dynamic circulation pattern, similar to a water fountain in a city park.

Nov 30th, 2018

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Our stellar neighbourhood expands

Astronomers have found a planet in orbit of Barnard's star. Barnard's star is a so-called red dwarf and after the Alpha-Centauri triple stellar system the second closest star to the Sun.

Nov 15th, 2018

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