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Teeny Supermassive Black Hole: RGG 118

All About Teeny Supermassive Black Hole: RGG 188 Can you imagine looking for something 340 million light years away? That’s this many miles away: 1,998,732,626,882,426,628,489 miles Well, some Astronomers at the University of Michigan and their trusty NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the 6.5-meter Clay Telescope in Chile were able to complete that task. These Astronomers found something unique and peculiar; a supermassive black hole… what’s special about that? This one is two times smaller than any other
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Markarian 231: A Tale of Two Black Holes

In 1969, the Markarian 231 Galaxy was discovered while researchers at NASA were looking for galaxies in the Ursa Major constellation that emitted strong ultraviolet radiation. Markarian 231 is found about 600 million light years from Earth. To put that into perspective, 600 million light years is equal to just about: 3,527,175,223,910,164,638,511 miles. Right down the road… So What Makes Markarian 231 so Special? In an edition of The Astrophysical Journal published August 14, 2015, it was
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Meet Me on Neptune, or Maybe Uranus

It’s tough to believe that it’s been over 50 years since the Voyager 2 left Earth and began its trek into the outer Solar System. It’s almost even crazier to think it takes 50 years to get out to the outer Solar System – goes to show how far away those Gas and Ice Giant Planets are from Earth. Well, we’ve got some astronomy-awesome news which might come as a big surprise. In case you haven’t
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