Black Holes Can Clear Way For Star Formation

Black Holes Can Clear Way For Star Formation

Contrary to the destructive role supermassive black holes are thought to play in the lives of stars, it turns out that certain types of galaxies benefit from black holes clearing the way and keeping star formation going. Plus, lightning at the edge of space, a landslide in the Himalayas, and an interview with Dr. Darby Dyar and Dr. David Grinspoon about the recent selection of three different Venus missions.

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New Measurements Released From the Dark Energy Survey

New Measurements Released From the Dark Energy Survey

The most precise measurements of the universe’s composition and growth have been reported in almost thirty new papers based on Dark Energy Survey observations of 229 million galaxies and covering one-eighth of the sky. Plus, stories from the first day of the AAS conference, all the volcanoes, and mission updates.

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Neutron Star in Supernova 1987A May Have Been Found

Neutron Star in Supernova 1987A May Have Been Found

Scientists have been looking for the reclusive neutron star expected to be at the center of supernova 1987A for over thirty years, and they may have finally found it in new images from the Chandra and NuSTAR observatories. Plus, a look at conflicting papers on the object that wiped out the dinosaurs, a roundup of news, and this week’s What’s Up.

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