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Astronomers Creep Up to the Edge of the Milky Way’s Black Hole | Quanta Magazine
Hot spots have been discovered orbiting just outside the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s center. Their motions have given us the closest look at that violent environment.
articles  astrophysics 
5 weeks ago by gmisra
Enormous ‘Ghost’ Galaxy Spotted on Outskirts of Milky Way | Simons Foundation
The newfound dwarf galaxy, Antlia 2, is the largest known satellite of the Milky Way and the sparsest galaxy ever seen.
articles  astrophysics  astronomy 
5 weeks ago by gmisra
New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos
Scientists may have solved one of the biggest questions in modern physics, with a new paper unifying dark matter and dark energy into a single phenomenon: a fluid which possesses 'negative mass". This astonishing new theory may also prove right a prediction that Einstein made 100 years ago.

Paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1712.07962.pdf

https://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/a3a33c/scientists_may_have_solved_one_of_the_biggest/
science  space  physics  astrophysics 
6 weeks ago by flyingcloud
A glimpse into the heart of a quasar
Spatially resolved rotation of hot gas in a quasar.
astrophysics 
7 weeks ago by geetarista
Prepping for a Flood of Heavenly Bodies | Quanta Magazine
Just as mathematics transformed physics from a philosophy into a science, data and computation are transforming science today, says Mario Jurić. He’s leading the push to get astronomy ready for the torrents of data that are about to flow.
articles  astronomy  astrophysics  data 
8 weeks ago by gmisra

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