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A new atlas reveals where light pollution obscures the night sky

Milky Way

NIGHT LIGHTS  More than a third of Earth’s population can no longer see the Milky Way at night, a new atlas of light pollution shows. Relatively pristine night skies, such as this one above Dinosaur National Park on the border of Colorado and Utah, are increasingly rare. By THOMAS SUMNER. sciencenews.org


Shockwave of an exploding star seen for the first time

NASA


Black holes have long been known for “destroying” matter, with scientists usually referring to them as “eating” gas and stars

Astronomers noticed huge waves of <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/06/world/black-hole-burps/index.html">gas being "burped" </a>by the black hole at the center of NGC 5195, a small galaxy 26 million light years from Earth. The team believes the outburst is a consequence of the interaction of NGC 5195 with a nearby galaxy.


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