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Astronomers discover closest black hole to Earth

The team was lucky to stumble upon such a system, says astronomer Benjamin Giesers of Göttingen University in Germany. And just like a cluttered attic, this corner of sky has been hiding something truly remarkable. Gravity monster is the closest similar structures to the Solar system. Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and other institutes found evidence for the invisible object by tracking the two companion stars using a 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla ...

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Supermoon - the flower moon

The May supermoon is also known as the flower moon. The moon was dubbed a flower moon to represent springtime in the northern hemisphere in the month when flowers start to bloom after winter. If Full Moon occurs in April, it is usually called the Pink Moon and the one in May is called Flower Moon. But from Hong Kong to Jerusalem to Caracas, some locals donned masks and ventured out to take photos of the celestial spectacle.

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Elon Musk Shares First Pics Of His Baby Boy On Twitter

Always a provocateur on Twitter , it's unclear if Musk was serious about the child's name. If you're confused about the pronunciation of the boy's name, you're not alone. The suggestion is based off Æ, a letter in the Swedish alphabet, which is called Ash, and the A-12 refers to Lockheed's reconnaissance plane for the Central Intelligence Agency.

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China's new large rocket makes maiden flight

A successful maiden flight of this 54-meter Extended March 5B would guarantee China, after failures of this 7A version in March and 3B version in April . Some space science experiments, including space 3D printing, will be conducted on the experimental spacecraft. The U.S., however, has banned most space cooperation with China out of national security concerns, keeping China from participating in the International Space Station and prompting it to gradually develop its own equipment.

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How to Watch Tonight's Meteor Shower

Lieutenant Colonel G.L. Tupman is credited with the discovery after he spotted 15 meteors in the morning of April 30, 1870, and 13 more a few mornings later. Stargazers will also be able to see three of the solar system's brightest planets - Venus, Mars and Saturn - in the same region of sky as the shower and those in darker parts of New South Wales may even be able to see the wispy haze of the Milky Way.

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How Did Asian Murder Hornets Get to the US?

Scientists are now concerned that the hornets have invaded the USA and could destroy the native bee population. Officially known as the Asian giant hornet, the insects were spotted in the U.S. "Asian Giant Hornets can significantly impact honey production where they occur naturally or where similar species have been introduced in Europe". "It was like having red-hot thumbtacks being driven into my flesh", he said.


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