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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Study finds gas flowing from black hole could stunt galaxy growth

    Study finds gas flowing from black hole could stunt galaxy growth
    When scientists first theorized about black holes, the idea was relatively simple: Their gravitational pull is so strong, nothing can escape them — not even light.
  • Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is

    Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life. But recently, scientists researching melting ice watched a half-...

    Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

    Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says
    Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study. If indeed the early...

    Science museums urged to cut ties with fossil fuel donors

    Hundreds of museums across the country including some of the most prestigious are being asked by more than 30 scientists to cut their ties to the fossil fuel industry. In a letter sent to more than 330 science and natural history centers on Tuesday,...

    Once-wild Jupiter may explain our unusual solar system

    SAN JOSE, Calif. The neighborhood of our inner solar system wasn't always so lonely. Blame a wild and unruly young Jupiter, which once caromed like a giant billiard ball, shattering early planets and clearing out the once-crowded community around our...