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Scientists spotted a super flare originating hundreds of light years away, more powerful than those on our Sun sends out
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Scientists spotted a super flare originating hundreds of light years away, more powerful than those on our Sun sends out

Previously, they thought only younger star could cause such explosions, however, the study showed that older star can cause them as well.

Intergalactic wall: Stretch of galaxies some 1.4 bn light-years long discovered in the universe
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Intergalactic wall: Stretch of galaxies some 1.4 bn light-years long discovered in the universe

The structure stretches across the southern border of the universe, and comprises thousands of galaxies and huge amounts of gas and dust.

eROSITA telescope scans the entire sky, produces comprehensive X-ray map that shows millions of objects
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eROSITA telescope scans the entire sky, produces comprehensive X-ray map that shows millions of objects

The objects discovered include Milky Way stars and supermassive black holes at the centres of other galaxies.

Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes
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Astronomers discover new planet as big as Neptune using NASA's TESS and Spitzer space telescopes

The study reveals that the planet is up to 58 times as massive as the Earth and completes an orbit every 8.5 days.

German-Russian telescope eROSITA captures our stunning universe in x-ray vision
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German-Russian telescope eROSITA captures our stunning universe in x-ray vision

Most of the dots in the image are supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies, devouring gas and becoming so hot that the glow can be seen across the universe.

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

Scientists have discovered a star that is almost as old as the Universe, is in its last stages of life
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Scientists have discovered a star that is almost as old as the Universe, is in its last stages of life

The star has low level of iron which means it is extremely old, as the early Universe had no metals and were made up of hydrogen and helium.

NASA's longest living observatory — Hubble space telescope celebrates its 30th birthday
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NASA's longest living observatory — Hubble space telescope celebrates its 30th birthday

Hubble is the first major optical telescope to be placed in space and has an unobstructed view of the universe.

Hubble peers deep into the universe, finds 'missing link' evidence of mid-sized black hole
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Hubble peers deep into the universe, finds 'missing link' evidence of mid-sized black hole

Black holes are extreme environments and are a testing ground for the laws of physics and our understanding of how the Universe works.

Beating it at its own game: Scientists use dark matter distortion to measure its temperature
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Beating it at its own game: Scientists use dark matter distortion to measure its temperature

While we know it exists, making up a quarter of the universe, we are yet to see a dark matter particle.

Scientists find date when a dwarf galaxy and Milky way collided from a single star
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Scientists find date when a dwarf galaxy and Milky way collided from a single star

Astronomers looked at nu Indi in the constellation Indus and found Gaia-Enceladus collided with the Milky Way around 11.5 billion years ago.

Astronomers struggle to measure the expansion rate of Universe with Hubble telescope
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Astronomers struggle to measure the expansion rate of Universe with Hubble telescope

The astronomy team that made the new Hubble constant measurements is dubbed H0LiCOW.

Pac-Man-like behaviour could explain how massive, spinning black holes merge
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Pac-Man-like behaviour could explain how massive, spinning black holes merge

Researchers are hoping to find signs of large, spinning black holes that can help in the hunt for gravitational waves.

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.

There might be more than one habitable Earth-like planet in this universe: Research
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There might be more than one habitable Earth-like planet in this universe: Research

Scientists came to this conclusion by studying the elements from rocky planets and fragments of asteroids.

Why do astronomers believe dark matter exits even though they have not seen it?
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Why do astronomers believe dark matter exits even though they have not seen it?

The Sun orbits at 230km per second despite being 26,700 light-years away from our galaxy’s centre.

Physics scientist Thanu Padmanabhan receives M P Birla Memorial Award in cosmology
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Physics scientist Thanu Padmanabhan receives M P Birla Memorial Award in cosmology

In his memorial lecture, 'Gravity and the Cosmos', he spoke about the role gravity has played in shaping the Universe.

Three black holes on a collision course imaged by multiple telescopes in a first
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Three black holes on a collision course imaged by multiple telescopes in a first

The observation is 'the best evidence yet' of a trio of supermassive black holes in apparently merging galaxies.

New study suggests that the universe could be two billion years younger
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New study suggests that the universe could be two billion years younger

The generally accepted age of the universe is 13.7 billion years, based on a Hubble Constant of 70

NASA's Hubble captures a pair of galaxies merging, distorting in spectacular detail
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NASA's Hubble captures a pair of galaxies merging, distorting in spectacular detail

A popular theory claims that the Milky Way will collide with the neighbouring Andromeda in 4 bn years.