“Self-Regulating Objects” –Powerful ‘Wind of Molecules’ Detected in a Galaxy 12 billion Light-Years Away


“Galaxies are complicated, messy beasts, and we think outflows and winds are critical pieces to how they form and evolve, regulating their ability to grow,” said astronomer Justin Spilker at the University of Texas.


Astronomers Detect an Illusion From a Neutron Star Merger “Four Times the Speed of Light”



“We measured an apparent motion that is four times faster than light. That illusion, called superluminal motion, results when the jet is pointed nearly toward Earth and the material in the jet is moving close to the speed of light,” said Kunal Mooley, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Caltech.


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