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Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellites Are Already Causing a Headache for Astronomers

Astronomers at a Chilean observatory were rudely interrupted earlier this week when a SpaceX satellite train consisting of 60 Starlink satellites drifted overhead, in what scientists are apparently going to have to accept as the new normal. Read More >>

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Gravitational Waves Could Uncover Missing-Link Black Holes

Scientists hope that the future of gravitational wave detection will allow them to directly observe a mysterious kind of black hole. Read More >>

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How the 2010s Changed Physics Forever

This decade marked not just one but a series of turning points in the history of physics. Read More >>

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Astronauts Have Been on a Spacewalk Today to Repair a Crucial Dark Matter Experiment

This afternoon, astronauts Andrew Morgan of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency were outside of the International Space Station (ISS). The duo were taking a space walk to fix a key dark matter experiment. You can watch the stream, which was recorded live, here: Read More >>

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Crikey, Mercury Is Going to Transit the Sun

Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2016 this coming Monday. It won’t do so again until 2032. Read More >>

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Voyager 2 Team Releases First Scientific Data on Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 mission has released its first scientific measurements of interstellar space, according to newly published research. Read More >>

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How a Telescope Tragedy Led to This Amazing New X-Ray Image

The x-ray image above shows one of the Milky Way’s neighbours, the Large Magellanic Cloud. This image contains fuzzy emissions from gas, intervening stars and distance galactic cores, and the remnants of a supernova first spotted from Earth 32 years ago right at the centre, all orbiting our galaxy 158,200 light years away. But back on Earth, getting to this point took decades of work – and some dramatic failures. Read More >>

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Hubble Spots a Ghoulish ‘Face’ in the Depths of Space

A ghostly countenance is glaring back at us through 704 million light-years of interstellar space, in what’s actually a galactic collision of epic proportions. Read More >>

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Mysterious Large Asteroid May Actually Be the Smallest Dwarf Planet in the Solar System

A new telescopic survey of Hygiea – the fourth largest object in the main asteroid belt – suggests it’s a dwarf planet, due to its surprisingly spherical shape. Read More >>

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Ancient Assyrian Tablets Seem to Contain References to a Massive Solar Storm

Scientists report that they may have found the earliest written record of a solar storm in ancient Assyrian tablets. Read More >>

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The New Interstellar Object Looks Surprisingly Familiar

New results paint the second recorded interstellar visitor as a surprisingly familiar object, according to new research. Read More >>

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Hubble Sees Our Galaxy Sucking Up a Mysterious Amount of Gas

The Milky Way seems to be gobbling up a mysterious amount of gas – more than it spits back out, according to a new paper. Read More >>

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Physicists Win Nobel Prize for Finding Exoplanet Around a Sun-Like Star and for Helping Develop Theory of the Universe

The 2019 Physics Nobel Prize will be awarded half to James Peebles of Princeton University, and half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz of the University of Geneva in Switzerland, for theoretical work improving our understanding of the universe and for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star, respectively. Read More >>

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Whoa, Astronomers Just Found 20 New Moons Around Saturn

A survey of Saturn’s outer reaches has resulted in the discovery of 20 new moons. With 82 known natural satellites, Saturn now boasts the most moons of any planet in the solar system, surpassing Jupiter’s 79 known moons. Read More >>

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Simulations Show Black Holes Have Surprisingly Intimate Relationship With Host Galaxies

A new study is shedding light on the way galaxies interact with the incredibly massive black holes at their centres. Read More >>