How the Milky Way–Andromeda black hole merger may play out | Science News

Supermassive black holes will merge less than 17 million years after galaxy merger The Milky Way galaxy will merge with neighboring Andromeda (pictured) about 10 billion years from now — a bit later than previously estimated. More about this article in the link below… https://www.sciencenews.org/article/andromeda-milky-way-galaxy-black-hole-collision-simulation/amp

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Big, Beautiful and Blue: Hubble Captures Immense Galaxy That Stretches 200,000 Light-Years Across

NGC 2336 is the quintessential galaxy — big, beautiful and blue — and it is captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The barred spiral galaxy stretches an immense 200,000 light-years across and is located approximately 100 million light years away in the northern constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe). Its spiral arms are glittered […]

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Watch “What’s Up: February 2021 Skywatching Tips from NASA” on YouTube

Published on Feb 2, 2021What are some skywatching highlights in February 2021? Find Mars all month after sunset, especially on the night of NASA’s planned rover landing, Feb. 18. Then watch the Moon glide across the Winter Circle before it pays a visit to the bright stars of the constellation Gemini. Additional information about topics […]

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This is Not a Photo of the Milky Way. It’s the Map of 1.8 Billion Stars From Gaia’s Major New Data Release | Universe Today

In 2013, the European Space Agency (ESA) deployed the Gaia mission to space, a next-generation observatory that will spend the next five years gathering data on the positions, distances, and proper motions of stars. The resulting data will be used to construct the largest 3D space catalog ever, totaling 1 billion stars, planets, comets, asteroids, […]

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“Something Completely Unexpected” –Mysterious Disk Orbiting Supermassive Black Hole | The Daily Galaxy

“We saw something completely unexpected” said astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, who found a mysterious thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147 located some 130 million light-years away from Earth. The conundrum, the researchers say, is that the disk shouldn’t be […]

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Fastest-growing black hole in the universe eats the equivalent of one sun per day

Astronomers have come across a monstrously large black hole with a gargantuan appetite. Each passing day, the insatiable void known as J2157 consumes gas and dust equivalent in mass to the sun, making it the fastest-growing black hole in the universe. The sheer scale of J2157 is almost unfathomable, but we can try pinning some […]

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