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Black holes growing faster than expected › News in Science (ABC Science)

Black holes growing faster than expected › News in Science (ABC Science) | Astronomy by MattGray75 | Scoop.it
Existing theories on the relationship between the size of a galaxy and its central black hole are wrong according to a new Australian study.
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NASA - NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis

NASA - NASA Rules Out Earth Impact in 2036 for Asteroid Apophis | Astronomy by MattGray75 | Scoop.it
NASA scientists at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., effectively have ruled out the possibility the asteroid Aphophis will impact Earth during a close flyby in 2036.
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Our Natural Satellite: The Moon

Our Natural Satellite: The  Moon | Astronomy by MattGray75 | Scoop.it
The Moon is the Earth´s natural satellite. The Moon is believed to have originated from the impact of an object the size of Mars which impacted the Earth 4.5 billion years ago.
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Stellar Distances Between the Stars

Stellar Distances Between the Stars | Astronomy by MattGray75 | Scoop.it
The astronomical unit AU is used to measure distances in the solar system. To measure greater distances, astronomers use the parsec. The light year is derived from the parsec.
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Astronomers Discover The Largest Structure In The Universe!

An international team of astronomers, led by academics from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), has found the largest known structure in the universe. And its BIG!

The large quasar group (LQG) is so large that it would take a vehicle travelling at the speed of light some 4 billion years to cross it. The team publish their results in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Quasars are the nuclei of galaxies from the early days of the universe that undergo brief periods of extremely high brightness that make them visible across huge distances. These periods are ‘brief’ in astrophysics terms but actually last 10-100 million years.

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Top Five Most Amazing Moons in Solar System - Best Lists of Top Fives

Top Five Most Amazing Moons in Solar System - Best Lists of Top Fives | Astronomy by MattGray75 | Scoop.it
Top Five Most Amazing Moons in Solar System - There are countless moons in our Solar system orbiting their... http://t.co/cplJqThD
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Our neighbor star almost as old as universe — RT

Our neighbor star almost as old as universe — RT | Astronomy by MattGray75 | Scoop.it
A long-known star in the relative proximity to the Solar System is the oldest among the billions humanity has studied. Formed shortly after the Big Bang, it’s now at least astounding 13.
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NASA - At Least One in Six Stars Has an Earth-sized Planet

NASA - At Least One in Six Stars Has an Earth-sized Planet | Astronomy by MattGray75 | Scoop.it
A new analysis of Kepler data shows that about 17 percent of stars have an Earth-sized planet in an orbit closer than Mercury.
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