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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.
Happy birthday to all you March babies. Your month has 2 birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.
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.
William Herschel spotted Uranus in 1781 during a routine survey of the stars. It was the 1st new planet found since ancient times.
It’s said that once you’ve seen a green flash, you’ll never go wrong in matters of the heart. Here’s all you need to know to be able to see one, plus great pics!
In the coming evenings, you might glimpse a pale glow on the unlit part of the crescent moon in the west after sunset. It’s called earthshine.
Every object, planet or person traveling through space has to contend with the sun’s damaging radiation – and the moon has the scars to prove it.
It’s not supermassive, but only an intermediate-mass black hole, near the center of the Milky Way. It might be one of over 100 million quiet black holes lurking unseen in our galaxy.
Last seen in 1981 and thought lost to science, Wallace’s giant bee has been rediscovered in the forests of Indonesia.
The 2 outer stars in the Big Dipper’s bowl point to the North Star, aka Polaris. Give it a try.
Full supermoon at March 2019 equinox