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Forget Tatooine, This Exoplanet Has THREE Suns

As Luke Skywalker gazed longingly across the plains surrounding his aunt and uncle’s desert dwelling as the binary stars of Tatoo set over the horizon, imagine how much better that classic “Star Wars” scene would have looked if there were three suns! Continue reading Forget Tatooine, This Exoplanet Has THREE Suns

Hubble Finds Where the Super Stars Live

Curious where the super stars live? Head in the direction of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud and keep going for 170,000 light-years. There you’ll find dozens of stars that are 50 times bigger than the sun and nine monster stars 100 times more massive than the sun. Continue reading Hubble Finds Where the Super Stars Live

Astronomers Detect Visible Light From Black Hole for First Time

For the first time, astronomers have seen dim flickers of visible light from near a black hole, researchers with an international science team said. In fact, the light could be visible to anyone with a moderate-size telescope. Continue reading Astronomers Detect Visible Light From Black Hole for First Time