Astronomers discover 83 more supermassive black holes

Astronomers used a cutting-edge camera mounted on one of the world’s largest telescopes to discover 83 new quasars – powered by central, supermassive black holes – in the very early universe.

Fastest sunsets happen near equinoxes

We’re talking about the amount of time needed for the body of the sun to sink below the horizon. It’s true. The sun actually sets faster around the time of an equinox.

Storm in a cosmic teacup

Nicknamed the Teacup because of its shape, this quasar is causing a cosmic storm in a distant galaxy. The source of the squall is a supermassive black hole buried at a galaxy’s center.

Mining the moon

How can the cost of space travel – to and from the moon and possibly to Mars – be reduced? One approach is to mine the moon for necessary resources.

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Are day and night equal at the equinox?

Equinox means “equal night.” And you might hear that day and night are equal at the equinoxes. Yet Earth’s air and our sun conspire to give us more day than night at an equinox.

Goldilocks stars: Just right for habitable planets

Which stars are the most likely to have habitable planets? A new study suggest that K stars – between the dimmest M-type red dwarfs and sunlike stars – might provide the sweet spot for life.

March equinox: All you need to know

The March 20, 2019, equinox is an event that happens on our sky’s dome and a seasonal marker in Earth’s orbit around the sun.

These bacteria eat and breathe electricity

For the first time, scientists made a successful in situ collection of bacteria living in hot springs in Yellowstone National Park and using an unconventional source – electricity – for food and energy.

Hyper-runaway star fled Milky Way disk

University of Michigan astronomers say a hyper-runaway star didn’t originate from the galaxy’s center, as previously believed. Instead, they say, a cluster of young stars booted it from the galaxy’s disk.

See the Opportunity rover’s last image

Opportunity – nicknamed “Oppy” – was active on Mars from 2004 until June, 2018, when a planet-wide dust storm covered it. Its final image is a panorama, acquired from Opportunity’s final resting place in Mars’ Perseverance Valley.

A new species of killer whale?

In January, scientists captured footage of what might be a new species of killer whale near Antarctica.

Born in March? Here’s your birthstone

Happy birthday to all you March babies. Your month has 2 birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.

Why beware the Ides of March?

The Ides of March are March 15. We in modern times probably wouldn’t know about them – or know we’re supposed to beware of them – if it weren’t for William Shakespeare.