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Supernova 1987A (SN 1987A) was first observed on February 23, 1987 in a nearby dwarf galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, some 164,000 light-years away. For decades, astronomers have searched for a neutron star that should have been left behind by the explosion. In the 34 years since, astronomers have been...
New details of the first black hole that was spotted in 1964 have emerged. According to the new study, the black hole is actually a lot bigger than it was previously known to astronomers. The notion of a black hole has been around since 1784, when the English clergyman John...
Astronomers have for the first time used distant galaxies as ‘scintillating pins’ to locate and identify a piece of the Milky Way’s missing matter.