New, Deep Images of Milky Way’s Black Hole Show Stars Moving

New, Deep Images of Milky Way’s Black Hole Show Stars Moving

Using the ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer, scientists have obtained the deepest and sharpest images of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. They tracked the orbits of stars and were able to more precisely measure the mass of the black hole. Plus, new ways to research meteors, and a review of a Peak Design camera anchor system.

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Overlooked Exoplanet Found by Citizen Scientists

Overlooked Exoplanet Found by Citizen Scientists

Using data provided by the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen science project, volunteers found a possible large planet or brown dwarf orbiting its star at a distance of more than 1,600 astronomical units. Plus, NASA launches the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer, and we review Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

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Eccentric Minor Planet to Make Close Pass to Saturn’s Orbit in 2030

Eccentric Minor Planet to Make Close Pass to Saturn’s Orbit in 2030

Minor planet 2014 UN271, discovered in data collected by the Dark Energy Survey, is set to make a close pass to Saturn’s orbit at the end of the decade, giving astronomers a chance to observe a rare trans-Neptunian object from up close…ish. Plus, Venus, Jupiter, the Milky Way, and an invisible galactic structure discovered quite by accident.

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