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Betelgeuse, the curiously dimming star, may be covered in giant star spots

Betelgeuse, the curiously dimming star, may be covered in giant star spots

Betelgeuse, the red supergiant star that acts as the shoulder of Orion in his constellation, intrigued astronomers when the normally bright star showed signs of unprecedented dimming in December. Many have suggested potential causes for this dimming, including dust or the fact that the star is likely to explode in a supernova between now and…MORE

Astronomers find super-Earths orbiting a star 11 light-years away

Astronomers find super-Earths orbiting a star 11 light-years away

Astronomers have discovered two super-Earth exoplanets orbiting a star 11 light-years away from Earth, according to a new study. There is also a potential third planet orbiting a bit further away from the star, according to the researchers. The proximity of this intriguing nearby planetary system will enable it to be studied more in the…MORE

Astronomers may have detected light from colliding black holes for the first time

Astronomers may have detected light from colliding black holes for the first time

When black holes collide, they typically create gravitational waves that can be detected on Earth, but not light. Now, for the first time, astronomers believe they have detected the first light from a black hole merger. Gravitational waves, or ripples in space and time, don’t produce light. However, when a black hole merger was observed…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, June 25

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, June 25

The coronavirus tides have turned. Back in March, Florida ordered all travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to isolate for two weeks. Now, people coming from Florida and other high-risk states must quarantine when arriving in the tri-state area. “This is not a polite recommendation,” New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said. The travel…MORE

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