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Satellite developed by MIT aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized ones.
Black holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce.
Large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for Earth’s first biological molecules.
Observation made possible because the star's brightness had been magnified by the gravity of a larger object in front of it.
Signals suggest black hole emits a jet of energy proportional to the stellar material it gobbles up.
The processes that bring about "Hoptunes" likely extend to the rise of hot, Jupiter-like gas giants, too, pointing to a shared origin.
Observation has helped an international team of researchers validate theoretical predictions about the such stellar explosions.
Installation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument begins at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.
MIT's Mark Vogelsberger and an international astrophysics team have created a new model pointing to black holes’ role in galaxy formation.
Tech will enable future x-ray missions to detect high-energy astrophysical sources such as black hole winds and hot gas in the cosmic web.