Stars Form Fast Thanks To Snoozing Black Hole

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Nearly 6 billion light-years away, one of the most massive galaxy clusters ever seen is birthing stars at an incredible rate, with its central member producing more than 700 suns per year in its cold, cold heart. “It should be producing less than one, and it’s producing 740,” says Michael McDonald of MIT, coauthor of […]

Telescopes On The Dark Side of The Moon, Is It Really Dark

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FORTY years after NASA ditched the idea of landing Apollo 17 on the far side of the moon, the forbidden fruit is being sought once again. Not by astronauts this time, but by astronomers seeking a quiet spot from which to observe the universe’s “dark ages“. This was an epoch in the development of the […]