Billion-dollar telescopes could end up beyond the reach of US astronomers

Billion-dollar telescopes could end up beyond the reach of US astronomers

Billion-dollar telescopes could end up beyond the reach of US astronomers, Published online: 20 August 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05985-2

Change the funding system and approaches to international partnerships for US-led big science projects, urge Matt Mountain and Adam Cohen.
Source: Nature

Astronomers find a famous exoplanet's doppelganger

A new planet has been imaged, and it appears nearly identical to one of the best studied gas-giant planets. But this doppelganger differs in one very important way: Its origin. One object has long been known: the 13-Jupiter-mass planet beta Pictoris b, one of the first planets discovered by direct imaging, back in 2009. The new object, dubbed 2MASS 0249 c, has the same mass, brightness, and spectrum as beta Pictoris b.
Source: Science Daily

Astronomers Find Evidence of Thousands of Black Holes at the Center of Our Galaxy

  1. Astronomers Find Evidence of Thousands of Black Holes at the Center of Our Galaxy  Gizmodo
  2. Milky Way: Tens of Thousands of Black Holes Exist at Our Galaxy’s Center, Study Suggests  Newsweek
  3. A dozen new black holes found in Milky Way’s center  Science News
  4. Astronomers Spy Swarms of Black Holes at Our Galaxy’s Core  Scientific American
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