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Golden halo of infant galaxy look-alike of Milky Way spotted 12 bn light years away
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Golden halo of infant galaxy look-alike of Milky Way spotted 12 bn light years away

The 'baby' galaxy was discovered using the powerful ALMA radio telescope in Chile, using a technique called gravitational lensing.

ESO's telescope captures stunning images of a 'cosmic butterfly' nebula 3,000 lightyears away
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ESO's telescope captures stunning images of a 'cosmic butterfly' nebula 3,000 lightyears away

This ‘butterfly’ shape is a rare occurrence as only 10 to 20 percent of nebulae generate the bipolar shape.

Scientists discover a huge black hole, 700 million light-years away, that eats about one sun per day
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Scientists discover a huge black hole, 700 million light-years away, that eats about one sun per day

The black hole’s mass is also about 8,000 times bigger than the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

Astronomers find planetary maternity ward, 520 light-years from Earth and watch as a planet is born
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Astronomers find planetary maternity ward, 520 light-years from Earth and watch as a planet is born

It takes several million years for a planet to reach its final stage and it is forming around a star about 2.4 times the mass of the sun

The closest black hole yet discovered is a mere 1,000 lightyears away, reveals ESO study
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The closest black hole yet discovered is a mere 1,000 lightyears away, reveals ESO study

This is one of the very first stellar-mass black holes that does not interact violently with its environment and appear truly black.

Astronomers discover star orbits black hole as per Einstein’s theory of relativity
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Astronomers discover star orbits black hole as per Einstein’s theory of relativity

Their observation proved that Isaac Netwon’s theory of gravity was not right in this case as he suggested that the orbit of a star would be elliptical. It was Einstein who had predicted the path correctly.

Monster black hole 700 mn light-years away sets record for the largest one found to date
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Monster black hole 700 mn light-years away sets record for the largest one found to date

The researchers think it's possible that the black hole ate up the stars surrounding it, or pushed them away.

Our Milky Way galaxy weighs 1.5 trillion solar masses, Hubble & Gaia estimate
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Our Milky Way galaxy weighs 1.5 trillion solar masses, Hubble & Gaia estimate

The new mass estimate puts our galaxy on the beefier side compared to other galaxies in the universe.

NASA discovers rare neutron star outside of Milky Way and releases a stunning image of it
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NASA discovers rare neutron star outside of Milky Way and releases a stunning image of it

The neutron star discovered using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion.

Astronomers find an exoplanet with a cloud-free atmosphere that's larger than Jupiter and has Saturn's mass
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Astronomers find an exoplanet with a cloud-free atmosphere that's larger than Jupiter and has Saturn's mass

The spectrum of WASP-96b shows the complete fingerprint of sodium, which can only be observed for an atmosphere free of clouds,

NASA could send a spacecraft to a nearby exoplanet by 2069 to search for signs of life
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NASA could send a spacecraft to a nearby exoplanet by 2069 to search for signs of life

Although most of the technology NASA needs for such a mission does not exist yet, it could involve travelling at one-tenth the speed of light.

Astronomers discover an Earth-like exoplanet expected to support life, it's located 11 light years away and is called Ross 128 b
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Astronomers discover an Earth-like exoplanet expected to support life, it's located 11 light years away and is called Ross 128 b

This Earth-sized world, named Ross 128 b, is likely to have a surface temperature that may also be close to that of the Earth,

Astronomers capture detailed images of the surface and atmosphere of Antares, a distant, red supergiant
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Astronomers capture detailed images of the surface and atmosphere of Antares, a distant, red supergiant

Images of Antares, a red supergiant, more than 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Scorpio, have been captured

Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile inaugurates construction of the largest telescope in the world
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Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile inaugurates construction of the largest telescope in the world

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the construction of the world's largest optical and infrared telescope, to be located at the Paranal Observatory in the Antofagasta region.

Cristiano Ronaldo fans rejoice! CR7 is now the brightest galaxy in the universe
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Cristiano Ronaldo fans rejoice! CR7 is now the brightest galaxy in the universe

Astronomers have named a newly discovered galaxy 'CR7' as a nod to football player Cristiano Ronaldo.

Earth sized object orbiting closest star
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Earth sized object orbiting closest star

An earth-sized planet has been found orbiting Alpha Centauri, the star nearest to the earth at over four light years away, but which would still take ...