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What Are the Largest Things in the Universe?

What's the largest thing... in the universe? The question is answered by basic philosophy - the universe itself. We do not know how large the …

Mysterious Missing Pulsars May Have Gotten Wrapped in Dark Matter and Turned Into Black Holes

The center of the galaxy should be chock-full of rapidly spinning, dense stellar corpses known as pulsars. The problem is, astronomers can't seem to …

Big Pic: Simulated Black Hole Collision Shreds The Milky Way [ANIMATED]

Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.<p>Black holes aren't just ultra-massive collapsed stars that trap light with the sheer force of their gravitational waves. They're also very difficult objects to model--especially when they interact with other black holes. This image from …

Black Holes

How G2 survived the black hole at our Milky Way’s heart

Astronomers watched in fascination as an object called G2 appeared to edge closer to our Milky Way’s central black hole. But G2 survived!<p>In 2011, …

Universe

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APOD: NGC 4762: A Galaxy on the Edge (2014 Nov 05)<br>Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA <br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141105.html<p>Explanation: Why is there a …

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APOD: Mysterious Changing feature on Titan (2014 Oct 15)<br>Image Credit: Cassini Radar Mapper, ASU, JPL, ESA, NASA …