Unexpected Supernovas in Deep Space

Supernovas in Deep Space: Before we jump into the nitty-gritty of these random exploding supernovas in no man’s land, let’s try to wrap our heads around something. First, think of how far you drove on your last road trip and the distance you traveled on a map. You were likely traveling around 60 to 70 miles per hour and perhaps you drove for 5, 10 or even 15 hours, or more. Now imagine this road trip.
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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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