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Cosmic collisions: SOFIA unravels the mysterious formation of star clusters

Illustration of a star cluster forming from the collision of…
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Astronomers find pairs of black holes at the centres of merging galaxies

These images reveal the final stage of a union between…
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Astronomers witness David versus Goliath fight between galaxies

The research team developed this map that reveals the Magellanic…
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An artist’s impression of what an active galactic nucleus might look like at close quarters. The accretion disk produces the brilliant light in the centre. The broad-line region is just above the accretion disk and lost in the glare. Dust clouds are being driven upwards by the intense radiation. Credit: Peter Z. Harrington

One black hole or two? Dust clouds can explain puzzling features of active galactic nuclei

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), believe…
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Dark Sky Sanctuary – Southern Africa proposal

Article from December 2017 issue of Country Life magazine
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Moon plays lead role in new astronomical technique

Lunar occultation sky maps of Cygnus X-1 obtained using the…
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Hubble finds universe may be expanding faster than expected

This illustration shows the three steps astronomers used to measure…
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