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NASA Spacecraft Captures Black Holes Eating Stars & Belching Fire

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.21.2016 | Science

It’s like a great cosmic belch. According to NASA, when black holes swallow stars, they release a burst of energy, a flare containing high-energy r...

'Clumping' Study Pokes Holes In Black Hole Theory

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science

Why are some black holes hidden behind space dust? That's a complicated question -- but one astronomers thought they had figured out. Now they're n...

WATCH: Telescope Helps Settle Debate Over Space 'Centaurs'

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

What exactly are space centaurs? For years, researchers have been debating whether those mysterious celestial bodies, which orbit the sun between the ...

Scary Asteroid Survey Spotlights 'Impact Hazard ' Of Space Rocks

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

Know that space rock that wreaked havoc on the world in the 1998 action movie Armageddon? Well, that might have been fiction--but a new NASA study ide...