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Astronomy News

  • Gravbox: The augmented-reality sandbox that helps users visualize gravity
  • Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT - “Gravbox” lets users mold their own universe out of sand, then observe how gravity influences an object traveling through the environment.

  • Mapping the cosmos with Cepheid stars
  • Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT - A young astronomer improves our ability to use a well-established law to measure distance.


  • The Hypatia stone’s composition leaves researchers questioning where and how it formed
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT -

    This meteorite challenges our widely held view of the material present when the solar system was born.



  • El Gordo: the galaxy cluster with a mass of 3 million billion Suns
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT -

    This colossal body emits more X-rays than any other known cluster and is the most massive in the universe.



  • Oddly behaving star reveals a black hole hiding in a globular cluster, a first
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT - By the way, it’s also the first stellar-mass black hole ever found based on its gravitational pull.

  • Counting starspots
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT - How an exoplanet revealed our Sun is a normal star.

  • A black hole’s “double burp” shows its behavior over time
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT - Black holes have terrible table manners, but at least they rest between meals.

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