Japan Satellite Made ‘Surprise’ Find Before Failure

A Japanese satellite recorded unprecedented observations of the Perseus galaxy before it disappeared from contact, scientists said, offering precious new information about how gas travels in the faraway cluster. The pricey ultra-high-tech “Hitomi” – or eye – was launched in February to find X-rays emanating from black holes and galaxy clusters. But in March researchersRead More

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Astronomers Spot Giant Planet That Experiences Triple Sunrises and Sunsets

Astronomers have discovered a planet unlike any other ever found, one that loops widely around one star that is locked in a gravitational embrace with two others in a triple-star system, creating a curious celestial ballet. The findings, published on Thursday in the journal Science, challenge current notions about what makes a planetary system viable.Read More

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