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AstroAlert: Biggest black hole in the local universe discovered

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Astronomers have discovered the most massive black hole in the nearby universe and it’s a beast, weighing the equivalent of 40 billion suns. The black hole […]

AstroAlert: Superfast star found leaving the Milky Way at 4 million miles per hour

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Astronomers have discovered one of the fastest moving stars ever, and it appears to have been flung out of our galaxy by the supermassive black hole […]

How the Sun could make new planets

Find out how and if our Sun could make new planets. In this article Dr. Lisa Prato gives you her take on the possiblity.  http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/03/how-the-sun-could-make-a-new-batch-of-planets/472857/

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AstroAlert: Scientists fact check natural disasters in movies

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”30px”] A new video from Vanity Fair takes a creative and entertaining approach to communicating science with the public. They invited three environmental scientists to watch and critique (good […]

AstroAlert: Something big under the Moon’s surface

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] Astronomers have discovered something big buried beneath the Moon’s surface – probably the relic of an ancient asteroid. [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] NASA’s GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior […]

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Scrooge, Earthrise, and Ultima Thule

[…] flight, though when he asked the ghost of his deceased partner, Marley, if he traveled fast, the reply was “On the wings of the wind.” To put this into context, […]

AstroAlert: See the Earth spin like never before

Hi everyone, [vcex_spacing size=”10px”] This is a couple of years old but it has been getting renewed attention recently on social media because it’s pretty amazing. Using a star tracker […]