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Variable Star Observations in Database:

34,219,086 and Counting ...
Last Observation Received:

59 sec ago by BSCC - Steve Boerner (US)

S CEP   Oct 17.1158   8.871TG   

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Neutron star merger connected to gravitational wave detection! A new era begins...

It was the tiny wobble that shook science. On September 14, 2015, the billion-dollar, multi-decade mega-experiment LIGO (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) felt gravitational waves rippling through Earth.

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Observations of red-giant variable stars by Aboriginal Australians

A very interesting manuscript on "Observations of red-giant variable stars by Aboriginal Australians", talking about Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis), Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri), and Antares (Alpha Scorpii).

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Mysterious Dimming of Tabby's Star May Be Caused by Dust

A new study using NASA's Spitzer and Swift missions, as well as the Belgian AstroLAB IRIS observatory, suggests that the cause of the dimming over long periods is likely an uneven dust cloud moving around the star...

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Seeing Double: Scientists Find Elusive Giant Black Hole Pairs

 

 

Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. This discovery could help astronomers better understand how giant black holes grow and how they may produce the strongest gravitational wave signals in the universe.

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Ageing Star Blows Off Smoky Bubble

 

Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles.

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