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New Study Finds Middle Child of Black Hole Family

New Study Finds Middle Child of Black Hole Family | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Black holes usually come in either the little or big variety, but astronomers have found new evidence that middleweight black holes exist too.
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This is exciting cool article that shows us something new that God has made. This shows us that black holes cannot be always super powerful and that there is no middle. This is proof that there is a middle. This one is located 15.8 miles away from Earth. This "intermediate" black hole can contain bewtween 100 to 10,000 times the Sun's mass. The only bad thing about this is, it is not final, whether  there are "intermediate" black holes. Overall, this was a preety nice article. I hope they can close this case. D.C.

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Proxima Centauri: Hubble Captures Sharpest-Ever Image of Sun's Nearest Neighbor | Astronomy | Sci-News.com

Proxima Centauri: Hubble Captures Sharpest-Ever Image of Sun's Nearest Neighbor | Astronomy | Sci-News.com | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to obtain the best view yet of our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri.
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This star is located 4.6 light years away from Earth. Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf that was discovered in 1915 by the Scottish astronomer Robert Innes. This star cannot be seen by the naked eye. It is 3,500 degrees (in Kelvin). It has two "companions": Alpha Centauri A and B. They revolve around each other every 80 years at a distance of 2.2 billion miles. The separation from each of it's "companions" is .2 light years apart, 400 times Saturn's orbit. This article says it is some billion years old, but it is false. Despite the fact that it mentions evolutionary ideas, it was a okay article D.C.

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Researchers discover two supernovae

Researchers discover two supernovae | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
The discovery was made using the Southern African Large Telescope in Sutherland.
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Scientists Make New Neutron Star Discovery - Space News - redOrbit

Scientists Make New Neutron Star Discovery - Space News - redOrbit | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Researchers from several universities have detected all phases of thermonuclear burning in a neutron star for the first time.
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Quasars: Brightest Objects in the Universe

Quasars: Brightest Objects in the Universe | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
These powerful objects offer a glimpse into the origins of the universe.
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This is an awesome article about quasars. Karl Jansky discovered static interference coming from the Milky Way. Astronomers discovered that this interference was caused by distant specs, which are called quasars. Quasars are distant objects powered by black holes a billion times bigger than our sun! Scientists have notices that quasars are only in galaxies with supermassive black holes. Most quasars that have been discovered are billions of light-years away. Quasars are part of a class known as active galactic nuclei (AGN). The AGN includes the Seyfert galaxies, blazars, and quasars. Many scientists think all three are the same objects, but with different perspectives.

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Most Distant Galaxy Discovered In The Universe - Space News - redOrbit

Most Distant Galaxy Discovered In The Universe - Space News - redOrbit | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
A team of Texas and California scientists have discovered the most distant galaxy to date, after searching through a database of nearly 100,000 galaxies imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope as part of the CANDELS survey.
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This is possibly the most distant galaxy known to man so far. This galaxy was found by a group ofscientists in Texas and California. This was confirmed by the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. 

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Ultra-compact dwarf galaxy discovered - Swinburne Media Centre

Ultra-compact dwarf galaxy discovered - Swinburne Media Centre | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
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Pink Exoplanet Discovery | Space Wallpaper

Pink Exoplanet Discovery | Space Wallpaper | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Glowing a dark magenta, the newly discovered exoplanet GJ 504b, as seen in this space wallpaper, weighs in with about four times Jupiter's mass, making it the lowest-mass planet ever directly imaged around a star like the sun.
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Scattered Light from the Boomerang Nebula - Space News - redOrbit

Scattered Light from the Boomerang Nebula - Space News - redOrbit | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it

The Hubble Space Telescope has “caught” the Boomerang Nebula in these new images taken with the Advanced Camera for Surveys.

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NASA - Filigree and Shadow

NASA - Filigree and Shadow | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop Nebula, taken by NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
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28 New Exoplanets Discovered

28 New Exoplanets Discovered | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered 28 new planets outside of our solar system, one of which is a hybrid Earth-Neptune object with a rocky core surrounded by a shell of ice.
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This article is really "out of this world". We have now 28 new exoplanets to the increasing amount of 236 exoplanets. They (Nasa) have added 12 percent more to last years amount. 7 of these, are brown dwarfs. Brown dwarfs are failed stars. These stars differ from thier magnitude. Magnitude is the brightness of the stars. Apparently, some are as big as Jupiter, but are to small to sustain nuclear reactions to cause stellar ignition. If this article is to confusing, I do not know what the person in this article, is trying to say. This is a ok article. DC

 

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Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System

Exoplanets: Worlds Beyond Our Solar System | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
More than 800 extrasolar planets have been discovered.
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Rocky, water-rich world found in outer space - Telegraph

Rocky, water-rich world found in outer space - Telegraph | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
A rocky world which contained vast amounts of water has been identified by Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope, suggesting that conditions suitable for life could exist outside our solar system.
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This article is interesting because, before we thought that there was no water on Mars, or any other planets. Now we have proof of planets with lots of water, not just our Earth. This astroid, is orbiting a dying star, or a white dwarf. We have heard of water outside the solar system, but in gas giants. This astroid is made of rock.  This astroid is 26 percent water according to this article. This may be proof of other living things in space, but highly unlikely. This is located 150 light years away from Earth. This is a logicly a great article. DC

 

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Surprise! Alien Planet Made of Diamond Discovered

Surprise! Alien Planet Made of Diamond Discovered | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Ice planets sparkle, but a new planet made of diamond may well put them all to shame.
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Hubble telescope captures images of star explosion

Hubble telescope captures images of star explosion | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Hubble Space Telescope has been able to capture a star explosion, forming supernova SN 2013ek, in spiral galaxy NGC 6984.
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Jekyll And Hyde Pulsar Has A Split Personality - Space News - redOrbit

Jekyll And Hyde Pulsar Has A Split Personality - Space News - redOrbit | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Scientists using NASA's Swift and Chandra X-ray Observatory say they have discovered a millisecond pulsar with a dual identity.
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What Is a Supernova?

What Is a Supernova? | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
What Is a Supernova?

A supernova is the explosion of a star. It is the largest explosion that takes place in space.

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This is a very awesome article about the answers to some of the questions we have about supernovae. A supernova is the largest explosion that takes place in space. Although supernovae are often seen only in other galaxies, they are also in the Milky Way galaxy itself. We usually can’t see them though because of the dust blocks. There are two types of supernovae. The first happens in binary star systems and the second happens at the end of a star’s life. Scientists have to study supernovae because they are not in the sky forever. They burn for a short amount of time and then fade away.

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Detailed New Image Of Toby Jug Nebula - Space News - redOrbit

Detailed New Image Of Toby Jug Nebula - Space News - redOrbit | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
ESO astronomers using the Very Large Telescope (VLT) reported today that they have captured a detailed image of the Toby Jug Nebula.
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Amateur Astronomer Captures Amazing Photo of Iconic 'Pillars Of Creation'

Amateur Astronomer Captures Amazing Photo of Iconic 'Pillars Of Creation' | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Astrophotgrapher Terry Hancock sent SPACE.com his new view of the iconic "Pillars of Creation" structure, which is located in the Eagle Nebula. It is the same region immortalized by dazzling images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
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NASA - Reflection Nebula

NASA - Reflection Nebula | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it

"Just weeks after NASA astronauts repaired the Hubble Space Telescope in December 1999, the Hubble Heritage Project snapped this picture of NGC 1999, a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion."

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Boomerang Nebula Reveals Its Ghostly Figure - Space News - redOrbit

Boomerang Nebula Reveals Its Ghostly Figure - Space News - redOrbit | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
The Boomerang Nebula, at a crisp one degree Kelvin (minus 458 degrees Fahrenheit), is the coldest known object in the Universe.
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This is an awesome article about a pre-planetary nebula called the boomerang nebula. This nebula is a star now, but soon it will become a nebula.The central star of a pre-planetary nebula is not yet hot enough to glow.  The only way you can see it is by starlight reflecting off its dust grains. The boomerang nebula is the coldest known place in the universe. It is only one degree Kelvin. That is approximately -458 degrees Fahrenheit! The gas inside the nebula is a little hotter but is still freezing. It is 2.8 degrees Kelvin (-455 degrees Fahrenheit). I really enjoyed reading this article! ES

 

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Astronomers May Have Witnessed A Collapsing Neutron Star - Space News - redOrbit

Astronomers May Have Witnessed A Collapsing Neutron Star - Space News - redOrbit | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Radio observatories have recently noticed bursts of radio light emerging in the night sky. The intense flashes exist for only a moment then disappear and do not seem to repeat.
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This is an amazing article about blitzars and neutron stars. Blitzars are objects in the sky that appear for a moment and then disappear. They seem to not repeat. No one knows for sure what they really are. Some scientists believe these are just a supermassive pulsar collapsing into a black hole. A neutron star is formed by a massive star explosion in a supernova event. Usually, solar cores greater than about two solar masses will immediately collapse into a black hole following a supernova event. However, in extreme cases that rapid rotation of the core can cause the process to stop at the neutron star phase. The neutron star will collapse ending up as a black hole. This article was very interesting. ES

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Super-Earth or Mini-Neptune? New Technique to Probe Exoplanet Habitability

Super-Earth or Mini-Neptune? New Technique to Probe Exoplanet Habitability | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed an observational strategy that would distinguish between two very different types of atmospheres — one associated with super-Earth exoplanets, which may be capable of supporting life, and the other with lifeless...
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First cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system

First cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system | Outer Space - SSMS | Scoop.it
Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system, a sizzling, Jupiter-like world known as Kepler-7b.
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