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Tadpole playing around black hole

A peculiar cloud of gas, nicknamed the Tadpole due to its shape, appears to be revolving around a space devoid of any bright objects. This suggests that the Tadpole is orbiting a dark object, most likely a black hole 100,000 times more massive than the Sun.

Feb 16th, 2023

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Four classes of planetary systems

Astronomers have long been aware that planetary systems are not necessarily structured like our solar system. Researchers have now shown for the first time that there are in fact four types of planetary systems.

Feb 14th, 2023

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The bubbling universe

What happened shortly after the universe was born in the Big Bang and began to expand? Bubbles occurred and a previously unknown phase transition happened, according to particle physicists.

Feb 1st, 2023

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Astral alchemy

Scientists created a bound state of a proton and a K- meson and measured its mass. The data implied that it consisted of five quarks. This work may help scientists develop a theory of exotic matter that existed in the early Universe or in neutron stars.

Jan 26th, 2023

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