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Astronomers witness a star collapsing into a black hole for the first time

Researchers watched as a red supergiant star 20 million light-years away suddenly went dark.


4 eventos astronômicos imperdíveis de setembro

O mês de setembro é recheado de eventos astronômicos imperdíveis. O professor do mestrado em Astrofísica e Físca Computacional da Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Gustavo Lanfranchi, separou os principais deles. Confira e anote na agenda!

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Mind-boggling images from 25 years of the Hubble Telescope

Star birth in the Carina Nebula. The Carina Nebula is a star-forming region in the Sagittarius-Carina arm of the Milky Way that is 7,500 light years from Earth and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory has detected more than 14,000 stars in the region.


The #Nebula78 is a reflection nebula in the #ConstellationOrion. It was discovered by Pierre Méchain in 1780 and included by Charles Messier in his catalog of comet-like objects that same year. M78 is the brightest diffuse reflection nebula of a group of nebulae that include NGC 2064, NGC 2067 and NGC 2071. This group belongs to the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex and is about 1,600 light years distant from Earth. M78 is easily found in small telescopes as a hazy patch..

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Spiral galaxies are eating their dwarf galaxy brethren all across the universe