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A Tour of Mrk 1216 (06-21-2018)
Astronomers using Chandra found that black holes may have squelched star formation in small, yet massive galaxies known as "red nuggets".

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--  'Red Nuggets' are Galactic Gold for Astronomers

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A Tour of Alpha Centauri (06-06-2018)
A new study of Alpha Centauri indicates that any planets orbiting the two brightest stars are likely not being pummeled by large amounts of X-ray radiation from their host stars.

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--  Chandra Scouts Nearest Star System for Possible Hazards

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A Tour of GW170817 (05-31-2018)
A new study using Chandra data of GW170817 indicates that the event that produced gravitational waves likely created the lowest mass black hole known.

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--  Gravitational Wave Event Likely Signaled Creation of a Black Hole

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A Tour of E0102 (05-23-2018)
Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy.

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--  E0102-72.3: Astronomers Spot a Distant and Lonely Neutron Star

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A Tour of the Sagittarius A* Black Hole Swarm (05-09-2018)
Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

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--  Sagittarius A* Swarm: Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Milky Way Center

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