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The First Image of a Black Hole

Scientists have obtained the first image of a black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes and opens a new…

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Big Sister for Earth Found in Neighboring System

An exoplanet barely three times the mass of Earth has been discovered by an international team of astronomers including from Geneva. It is the third-closest exoplanet to our solar system.  Examining the atmospheres of exoplanets (planets outside the solar system), especially those resembling the Earth, is one of the main goals of astronomy. This is even harder when the planet is small, said the University of Geneva (UNIGE). “In the…

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Virgin Galactic’s Space Ship Two Just Made Its Second Trip to Space

On Friday, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo flew in space for the second time, taking off from Mojave, California, after days of weather delay. SpaceShipTwo took off at 8:07 a.m. PST carrying two pilots, a crewmember, and a nearly full weight of science projects from NASA. Unlike most spaceflights that fire rockets from the ground, SpaceShipTwo is carried on the belly of a plane named WhiteKnightTwo before being released to propel itself…

The Distribution of Dark Matter

In recent decades astronomy scholars have made attempts to understand the true essence of the mysterious substance that has occupied most of the universe named dark matter and to map its distribution in the Universe. Now By using the Frontier Fields programme of the NASA Hubble Space Telescope, two astronomers one from Australia and the other from Spain have utilized this data to accurately establish the distribution of dark matter…