NASA Updates Space Contamination Guidelines

The dream to colonize other planets and sections of space is shared by many space agencies and governments from all over the world, but important factors need to be taken into account before such a venture will be possible, and one of them is the…

Astronomers Have Captured a Black Hole That Might Discharge Speedy Jets

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The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has captured a distant black hole discharging speedy jets of material.  We shouldn’t worry because the black hole is approximately 10,000 light-years away from Earth. It’s more of a show than a danger. Here is what you need to know.  A…

Astronomers Found That Hot Stars Are Troubled by Massive Magnetic Spots

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Astronomers utilizing the European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes have found massive spots on the surface of hot stars wrapped in stellar clusters.  Those stars are troubled by magnetic spots, while others encounter explosions of energy several million times more energetic than the eruptions on the…

This cosmic gatekeeper divides our solar system in two

The rocky planets that are nearest to the sun consist of various materials that are very different from the ones present in the gas giants of the outer solar system because billions of years ago, our (then) young solar system was divided into two parts…

What are black holes?

Black holes are areas of space where the gravitational field is so strong that nothing at all (including light) can escape, which is the reason why black holes are… black. Some black holes are former colossal stars which have been crushed to an extreme density…