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NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole
Astronomers have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. (2014-08-19)

Fascinating rhythm: light pulses illuminate a rare black hole
The universe has so many black holes that it's impossible to count them all. There may be 100 million of these intriguing astral objects in our galaxy alone. (2014-08-18)

New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery
An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way. (2014-08-15)

Astrophysicists Detect Destruction of Three Stars by Black Holes
Researchers from MIPT and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences have reported registering three possible occasions of thetidal destruction of stars by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies. (2014-08-11)

All-You-Can-Eat at the End of the Universe
At the ends of the Universe there are black holes with masses equaling billions of our sun. These giant bodies - quasars - feed on interstellar gas, swallowing large quantities of it non-stop. (2014-08-11)

Celebrity promotion of charities 'is largely ineffective,' says research
Celebrity promotion of charities is ineffective at raising awareness, but can make the stars more popular with the public, new research says. (2014-08-11)

Step closer to birth of the sun
Published in Science, the team led by Dr Maria Lugaro and Professor Alexander Heger, from Monash University, have investigated the solar system's prehistoric phase and the events that led to the birth of the sun. (2014-08-08)

White dwarfs crashing into neutron stars explain loneliest supernovae
A research team led by astronomers and astrophysicists at the University of Warwick have found that some of the Universe's loneliest supernovae are likely created by the collisions of white dwarf stars into neutron stars. (2014-08-08)

Hubble Shows Farthest Lensing Galaxy Yields Clues to Early Universe
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years. (2014-08-01)

Companion planets can increase old worlds' chance at life
Having a companion in old age is good for people - and, it turns out, might extend the chance for life on certain Earth-sized planets in the cosmos as well. (2014-08-01)



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