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The results lend significant weight to the case for jets being the result of merging black holes, but additional conditions must also be met.
Tests using X-ray and gamma-ray observations rule out two different models of the quantum nature of space-time.
The new images reveal more detail about Pluto's complex and high-contrast surface.
This discovery was made while piecing together a time-lapse movie of a plasma jet blasted from a supermassive black hole inside a galaxy located 260 million light-years from Earth.
Jupiter’s moon could be the best place in the solar system to look for present-day life beyond our home planet.
A new image from the Very Large Telescope reveals that the star-forming region RCW 34 is home to multiple episodes of star birth.
The science team wants to examine an outcrop that contains the contact between a pale rock unit the mission analyzed lower on Mount Sharp and a darker bedded rock unit that the mission has not yet examined up close.
First discovered several decades ago, Nasty 1 was identified as a Wolf-Rayet star, a rapidly evolving star that is much more massive than our Sun.
The galaxy belongs to a new class of objects — extremely luminous infrared galaxies.
Advanced LIGO will now undergo commissioning to ensure instrumentation is ready for its first search this autumn.
A study not only reveals a spiral galaxy devouring a nearby compact dwarf galaxy but also shows evidence of its past galactic snacks in unprecedented detail.
The data provide evidence for one model of how type Ia supernovae occur and means both theories actually may be valid.
As the star at the heart of this nebula made its transition into retirement, it shed its outer layers into space, forming this colorful cloud.
These galaxies are nearly as wide as our Milky Way Galaxy — about 60,000 light-years — yet harbor only 1 percent as many stars.
Scientists have not determined how the boulder seen in Rosetta images came to perch on the rim of a small depression.
The quartet of active galaxies reside in one of the most massive structures ever discovered in the distant universe and is surrounded by a giant nebula of cool dense gas.
A new study reveals that the amount of X-rays from magnetar SGR 1745-2900 is dropping more slowly than other previously observed magnetars, and its surface is hotter than expected.
The study of white dwarf migration in globular cluster 47 Tucanae challenges some of the ideas about how and when a star loses mass near the end of its life.
Researchers have found that levels of metals contained in dead galaxies provide key “fingerprints,” making it possible to determine the cause of death.
New data from the Fermi telescope suggests the precise mechanism that led to the absence of antimatter.