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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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Dozens of new variable stars found in a dense globular cluster

Messier 54 as imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit:…
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Blowing bubbles in the Milky Way’s magnetic field

June 1, 2016 An international team of astronomers has discovered…
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One year after comet touchdown, what’s next for Philae?

An artist's impression of Philae on the surface of comet…
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