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The Astrophysical Journal Letters

Webb finds water vapor around a rocky exoplanet

Water vapor in an atmosphere on a hot rocky planet would represent a major breakthrough for exoplanet science.

Closest example yet of a black hole devouring a star

The event was spotted in infrared data.

Supermassive black hole tears apart a giant star

Uncovering a star’s demise.

Hubble and Keck’s observatory saw a giant galaxy in 3D

A huge city of Myriad stars turns out to be potato-shaped.

A sharper look at the first image of a M87 black hole

Machine learning reconstructs the new image of Messier 87 from Event Horizon Telescope data

Hubble sees a black hole streaking too fast to take time for a snack

A runaway black hole creates a trail of stars.

Brightest gamma-ray burst ever reveals new mysteries of cosmic explosions

Scientists believe the gamma-ray emission, which lasted over 300 seconds, is the birth cry of a black hole.

Indirect evidence found for the existence of dark matter surrounding black holes

The study provides an important new direction for future dark matter research.

Webb spotted silicate cloud features in a remote planet’s atmosphere

Researchers observing with the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope have pinpointed silicate cloud features in a distant planet’s atmosphere. The atmosphere is constantly rising,...

Astronomers observed the aftermath of DART’s asteroid impact

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), two teams of astronomers have observed the aftermath of the collision between NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)...

New insights into one of the cosmos’ most extreme environments

A star’s unexpected survival.

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