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Milky Way's halo of heated gases that helps form planets, is filled with residues from dead stars
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Milky Way's halo of heated gases that helps form planets, is filled with residues from dead stars

The observation was possible because of the works of a minisatellite called HaloSat that was launched from the ISS in 2018.

SpaceX's Starlink satellite fleet photobombs rare sightings of Neowise comet by astronomers
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SpaceX's Starlink satellite fleet photobombs rare sightings of Neowise comet by astronomers

Musk said the satellites had been fitted with VisorSat that acts as a set of shades that keep the sun from reflecting off the satellites.

Astronomers spot four mysterious, circular objects in space using radio telescopes
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Astronomers spot four mysterious, circular objects in space using radio telescopes

The objects could be a spherical shock wave generated from the blast from powerful events such as fast radio bursts, gamma-ray bursts or neutron star mergers.

Space 'fireworks' highlight the violent birth of a star cluster in ALMA, Hubble image
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Space 'fireworks' highlight the violent birth of a star cluster in ALMA, Hubble image

The cluster of stars itself is located in the Carina region of our galaxy, about 8000 light-years away.

Astronomers observe light flare emerge from the collision of two black holes for the first time
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Astronomers observe light flare emerge from the collision of two black holes for the first time

The collision took place 7.5 billion light-years from Earth and the black holes were about the size of Long Island.

New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers
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New source of fast radio bursts with periodic, cyclical pattern catalogued by astronomers

The FRB in question reports like clockwork, in one of the most definitive patterns seen from a source of these flashes.

Heartbeat of supermassive black hole 600 mn light-years away still strong a decade after discovery
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Heartbeat of supermassive black hole 600 mn light-years away still strong a decade after discovery

The time between each beat could reveal key information – particularly about the matter near the black hole, and its size.

NASA says black hole positioned at centre of Milky Way caused energy outburst 3.5 million years ago
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NASA says black hole positioned at centre of Milky Way caused energy outburst 3.5 million years ago

"The flash was so powerful that it lit up the stream like a Christmas tree — it was a cataclysmic event!" said Principal Investigator Andrew Fox from STScI.

New type of Trojan asteroid discovered near Jupiter has an orbit like an asteroid but the tail of a comet
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New type of Trojan asteroid discovered near Jupiter has an orbit like an asteroid but the tail of a comet

It is believed that Trojan asteroids have large amounts of ice beneath their surfaces, but there was never any evidence untill now.

Hot gas feeds the formation of material, stars in the Milky Way's spiral arms: study
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Hot gas feeds the formation of material, stars in the Milky Way's spiral arms: study

Milky Way is a disc-shaped sea of stars in which the youngest and brightest stars cluster in the spiral arms.

Airborne observatory SOFIA sheds light on the evolution of Swan nebula
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Airborne observatory SOFIA sheds light on the evolution of Swan nebula

The nebula's centre has more than 100 of the galaxy’s most massive young stars, that are bigger than the Sun

Starlink in stealth mode: SpaceX launches 60 satellites with coating to reduce brightness
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Starlink in stealth mode: SpaceX launches 60 satellites with coating to reduce brightness

The new launch joined 120 similar spacecraft that were launched last year in May and November.

Record-setting X-ray burst from a pulsar captured by a 'NICE' telescope on the space station
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Record-setting X-ray burst from a pulsar captured by a 'NICE' telescope on the space station

Turns out researchers caught something extra in this particular pulsar — a signature, in the form of a huge thermonuclear flash

NASA joins SETI in the search for alien life on habitable exoplanets in the universe
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NASA joins SETI in the search for alien life on habitable exoplanets in the universe

TESS teamed up with Breakthrough Listen, an extraterrestrial intelligence search founded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner.

We might have a second interstellar visitor: astronomers discover unknown object entering our solar system
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We might have a second interstellar visitor: astronomers discover unknown object entering our solar system

If it is an interstellar object then scientists will be able to study it till it leaves our solar system in 2021.

Astronomers create 3-D map of Milky Way, show that its stars are warped and twisted
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Astronomers create 3-D map of Milky Way, show that its stars are warped and twisted

The Milky Way began to form after the Big Bang that marked the beginning of the universe 13.8 billion years ago.

Indian astronomers have found evidence of a supernova explosion in space
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Indian astronomers have found evidence of a supernova explosion in space

The explosion should have resulted in a neutron star, pulsar or black hole but no they have no trace of it.

Gravitational waves have been detected, scientists unsure where they're from
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Gravitational waves have been detected, scientists unsure where they're from

Scientists think it might have originated from a neutron star merger 500 million light-years from Earth.

Astronomers detect a star forming in the outer regions of a disc of dust and gas
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Astronomers detect a star forming in the outer regions of a disc of dust and gas

Main object, referred to as MM 1a, is a young massive star surrounded by a rotating disc of gas and dust.

Massive burst of gamma-rays from nearby star system a real possibility: Astronomers
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Massive burst of gamma-rays from nearby star system a real possibility: Astronomers

A gamma-ray burst of this nature has the capacity to strip the Earth of its ozone layer: Study.