Antlia 2 is slightly larger than the Large Magellanic Cloud and is almost 1/3 of the Milky Way itself. (Image: V. Belokurov and A. Smith (Cambridge, UK and CCA, New York, US) based on the images by Marcus and Gail Davies and Robert Gendler)

Gaia Spots a ‘Ghost’ Galaxy

An international team of astronomers, including from the University of Cambridge, discovered the massive object when trawling through data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite. The object, named Antlia 2 (or Ant 2), has avoided detection until now thanks…

A team of scientists from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California, has now come up with a theory that depicts black holes as giant particle accelerators in space. (Image:  ESO/L. Calçada via   Wikimedia Commons/ CC BY 4.0)

Black Holes Act Like Giant Particle Accelerators

Physicists have known that supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies, also known as active galactic nuclei (AGNs), produce the ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) detected on Earth. However, the mechanism behind this was unknown. A team of scientists from the SLAC…

China’s space agency is reportedly planning to send a probe to the dark side of the Moon as the first step toward its ambitious Moon colonization program. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

China to Explore the Dark Side of the Moon

China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA), is reportedly planning to send a probe to the dark side of the Moon. This is believed to be the country’s first step toward its ambitious Moon colonization program.

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Gaia Spots a ‘Ghost’ Galaxy

An international team of astronomers, including from the University of Cambridge, discovered the massive object when trawling through data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite. The object, named Antlia…

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Black Holes Act Like Giant Particle Accelerators

Physicists have known that supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies, also known as active galactic nuclei (AGNs), produce the ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) detected on Earth. However, the mechanism behind…

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China to Explore the Dark Side of the Moon

China’s space agency, the China National Space Administration (CNSA), is reportedly planning to send a probe to the dark side of the Moon. This is believed to be the country’s…

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Scientists Have Captured the Sound of a Sunrise on Mars

Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a 2-minute piece of music. Researchers created…

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SpaceX Develops Super Heavy Starship

Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX has stopped pursuing the development of the mini-BFR (Big Falcon Rocket). Instead, the firm will focus on accelerating the development of its interplanetary transportation system,…

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Mars Moon Got Its Grooves From Rolling Stones

A new study bolsters the idea that strange grooves crisscrossing the surface of the Martian moon Phobos were made by rolling boulders blasted free from an ancient asteroid impact. The…