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Super Telescopes

SOLVING THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE In the most desolate regions of the globe, astronomers and engineers are building a new generation of super telescopes. The high-tech structures will be spread across several…

Artist rendition of the Big Bang. Image: Kevin Carden/Shutterstock

Travelling to the past

Scientists gain VIP access to the stars.

Do black holes munch on other black holes and galaxies? Image: Shutterstock

The Discovery of a powerful Black Hole Hurricane

Twenty-eight thousand light years away from Earth, towards the centre of the Milky Way, an unexpectedly mighty hurricane blows around a tiny black hole.

Young galaxy cluster found

Astronomers have discovered the most distant example of a galaxy cluster.

Missing link in black hole formation discovered

A new class of black hole could be the key to the formation of supermassive black holes.

Black hole’s history reconstructed for the first time

Astronomers have produced a complete description of Cygnus X-1′s black hole.

Planets smashed to microscopic dust near black holes

The clouds that obscure supermassive black holes could be the result of high speed collisions between planets and asteroids.

Tractor beams may become a reality

NASA is developing technology from science fiction.

Planetary embryo discovered

In order to understand how the solar system began, we need to further investigate the ways in which planets are formed. LkCa 15 may hold one of the answers.

What is a red-giant?

Near the end of a star’s life, the temperature in its core rises and causes the star to expand into a red-giant.

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