A black hole 1 million times our Sun awakened — and astronomers caught the whole thing in real time

We typically think of black holes as monstrous entities that destroy everything. But while they do have incredibly destructive power, they really only rip apart things that get too close. Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole in their center. Ours in the Milky Way is called Sagittarius A*. But scientists caught some never before seen footage of a black hole, as described in a recent study published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics....

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The Webb telescope may have discovered six galaxies that shouldn’t exist

The universe is full of mysteries, but its age isn’t one of them. That’s because the universe left behind a huge number of clues as to its age — including the observed age of the oldest stars; the rate of expansion of the universe; and the background heat of the universe, which hints at how long it’s been since it cooled off from the Big Bang....

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