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Discovery Of Rare Cosmic Quartet Baffles Astronomers

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Science

Call it the cosmic equivalent of winning the lottery: for the first time ever, astronomers have discovered four of the rare, super-luminous celestial ...

Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Space and Time

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 04.29.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Astronomers have known about these objects for decades, but in the depths of cosmic time, it's hard to understand how they can grow so quickly -- or maybe not!

Colossal Black Hole Has Astronomers Baffled

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.28.2015 | Science

Astronomers have discovered a truly colossal black hole. It's 12 billion times as massive as our sun and about 3,000 times the size of the black hole ...

Controversial Star Cluster Mystery Solved

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 08.31.2014 | Science

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic Pleiades star cluster....

Universe's Expansion Calculated WIth Unprecedented Accuracy

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

Scientists studying more than 140,000 extremely bright galaxies have calculated the expansion of the universe with unprecedented accuracy. The dista...

Astronomers Reveal Monster Black Hole's Dizzying Speed

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

For the first time, astronomers have directly measured how fast a black hole spins, clocking its rotation at nearly half the speed of light. The dis...

Current Theory Can't Explain THIS

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science

The most luminous objects in the universe keep getting more mysterious. Astronomers have discovered a new type of quasar — an incredibly bright ga...

Distant Galaxy's Secret Feeding Habits Revealed

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 07.08.2013 | Science

If galaxies were only limited to the amount of gas they formed with, they would quickly burn through their entire supply by making stars. Astronomers...

Quasars' Anniversary Spotlights Its Mystery

| Posted 03.17.2013 | Science

By John Matson Fifty years ago, in the journal Nature, astronomer Maarten Schmidt published a brief paper noting that a star-like object known as 3...

'Largest Structure Ever Seen In The Entire Universe'

Posted 01.12.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 01/11/2013 04:34 AM EST on SPACE.com Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump o...

Distant Quasar Reveals Secrets Of Early Universe

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 12/05/2012 01:14 PM EST on SPACE.com A cloud of hydrogen gas illuminated by the brightest ob...

DISCOVERED: Glowing 'Green Bean' Galaxy With X-Ray Punch

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 12/05/2012 07:35 AM EST on SPACE.com Astronomers found a green jellybean in space that you'd never want to swall...

WOW: Ailing Space Telescope Hits Black Hole Jackpot

Posted 08.30.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 08/29/2012 02:50 PM EDT on SPACE.com A jackpot of previously unknown black holes across the universe has been disc...