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Artist impression of a new black hole. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

Baby Announcement

The gravitational waves from merging neutron stars may have signaled the birth of a black hole

Pluto as seen by New Horizons. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Nitrogen Holds Clues to Pluto’s Origin

Nitrogen on the surface of Pluto points to a cometary origin

An image from the Curiosity rover showing sediment layers of an ancient lake. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Finding Fossils on the Surface of Mars

Modern Mars is dry and barren, but fossils could have formed when Mars was wet and young

Artist impression of asteroids coorbital with Jupiter. Credit: JPL-Caltech/NASA

Awkward Visitor

An unusual asteroid has a backward orbit that could indicate it came from another star system

Artist illustration of a failed supernova. Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Jeffries (STScI)

Massive Fail

Astronomers have observed a failed supernova that collapsed under its own weight

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Brian Koberlein

I’m a farm boy who became an astrophysicist. Along the way I’ve been a farmhand, father, programmer, husband, author, and professor. Sometimes I write things. When I do, you can usually find it here.

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