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Black holes eat faster than previously expected

A new study is changing the way astrophysicists understand the eating habits of supermassive black holes. While previous researchers have hypothesized that black holes eat slowly, new simulations indicate that black holes scarf food much faster than conventional understanding suggests.

Sep 20th, 2023

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Supermassive black holes alter galactic chemistry

New research shows that the supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy can have a direct impact on the chemical distribution of the host galaxy. This provides another piece of the puzzle for understanding how galaxies evolve.

Sep 15th, 2023

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Carbon atoms coming together in space

Lab-based studies reveal how carbon atoms diffuse on the surface of interstellar ice grains to form complex organic compounds, crucial to reveal the chemical complexity in the universe.

Sep 14th, 2023

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When dating a meteorite, be wary of aluminium-26

A new analysis of an old meteorite from the Sahara Desert suggests that a radioactive chemical known as aluminium-26, may not be as reliable for dating meteorites as previously thought because it was unevenly distributed throughout the solar system.

Aug 29th, 2023

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