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The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of our Milky Way black hole released in 2022, has captured a new view of the massive object at the center of our Galaxy: how it looks in polarized light. This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarization, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the edge of Sagittarius A*. This image shows the polarized view of the Milky Way black hole. The lines mark the orientation of polarization, which is related to the magnetic field around the shadow of the black hole. Image Credit: EHT Collaboration

A new image of The Milky Way galaxy’s black hole shows magnetic field

A new image from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration has uncovered strong and organized magnetic fields spiraling from the edge of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*).

A goldfinch perched on a stem of a planet with some brown grasses in the background. A new study says that Britain has lost 73 million birds over the last 50 years

We were so wrong about bird evolution

Two studies, published on April 1 in the journals Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and Nature, shed light on a genetic anomaly approximately 65 million years old (exactly when th...

This 1,000 year old astrolabe from Verona reveals scientific exchange between Muslims, Jews, And Christians.

1,000 year old astrolabe from Verona reveals scientific exchange between Muslims, Jews, And Christians

This 1,000 year old astrolabe from Verona reveals scientific exchange between Muslims, Jews, And Christians

Artist’s illustration of one of the Voyager spacecraft. Credit: Caltech/NASA-JPL

NASA tries to understand Voyager 1 signal

NASA tries to understand Voyager 1 signal that was sent in response to a poke sent by NASA. Voyager 1 has not been sending usable data since Nov 2023.

Photo of Mars by Hubble Telescope. Source: NASA, ESA, and STScI

Mars is affecting our climate and oceans, says new study

Mars is affecting our climate and oceans, says a new study that analysed millions of year old data from deep sea sediments from hundreds of sites.

Live corals in many colours mainly pink and red.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is hit with mass bleaching but another coral reef flourishes in Cambodia

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is hit with mass bleaching but another coral reef flourishes in Cambodia.

a, Trilobite of the genus Ampyx (UCBL-FSL713598). b, Gastropods associated with a tube-like structure, probably the conulariid Sphenothallus (UCBL-FSL713599). c, Biomineralized conulariid cnidarian (UCBL-FSL713600). d, Articulated brachiopods attached to a possible leptomitid sponge (UCBL-FSL713601). e, Assemblage formed of articulated brachiopods (centre), flattened carapaces probably of bivalved arthropods (centre left and right) and a calymenine trilobite cranidium (left; UCBL-FSL713602). f, A hyolith with possible internal organs (UCBL-FSL713603). Scale bars represent 4 mm in a and e, 1 cm in b and d, 5 mm in c, and 2 mm in f.

A 470 Million Year Old Ordovician Site Found in France

A 470 Million Year Old Ordovician Site has been found in France by amateur paleontologists containing extremely well preserved fauna.

Remains of the castle in Korolevo, close to the site. Катерина Байдужа/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

The first Europeans were in Ukraine 1.4 million years ago

The first Europeans were in Ukraine 1.4 million years ago, at a site on the Tysa River in western Ukraine known as Korolevo. according to a new analysis.

An artist's impression of a black hole in the sky

Blackhole Grows by Consuming One Sun A Day

This Blackhole Grows by Consuming One Sun A Day and is the brightest object ever observed in the night sky, known as a Quasar

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