An intermediate-mass black hole lurking undetected in a dwarf galaxy revealed itself to astronomers when it gobbled up an unlucky star that strayed too close. The shredding of the star is known as a âtidal disruption eventâ or âspaghettificationââand it produced a flare of radiation that briefly outshone the combined stellar light of the host […]
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Just in time for Halloween, NASA released a photo of the sun âsmilingâ. Their Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the cheery image, sharing it in a Tweet in late October. The ‘smile’ we see here are made up of three coronal holes, solar fluctuations during which fast bursts of solar wind are released, NASA explained. âSeen […]
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Black Hole Spews Out Material Years After Shredding a Star: âWeâve Never Seen Anything Like Thisâ
In October 2018, a small star was ripped to shreds when it wandered too close to a black hole in a galaxy located 665 million light years away from Earth. Though it may sound thrilling, the event did not come as a surprise to astronomers who occasionally witness these violent incidents while scanning the night […]
Scientists recently spotted a hot bubble of gas orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way at 200 million miles an hour, or around 1/3 the speed of light. The observations suggest that not only can these gas bubbles be imaged in X-ray and infrared wavelengths, but also radio waves, which […]
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Repeated multi-year droughts hit India over last 1,000 years, water policies need reassessment: Study
Southwest monsoon could switch into a drought-prone mode, lasting decades in the future
The EarthSky community shares amazing photos of August’s deep sky. See bright and dark nebula, and galaxies beyond our own!
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