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Shooting for the Stars (and damage of doing so)

We now know that our nearest stellar neighbor may harbor an Earth-like exoplanet. The Breakthrough Starshot initiative plans to get spacecraft there in only 20 years. However, the “empty” space between us and our nearest star is not completely empty, and the material in the path of these spacecraft may have catastrophic consequences for the mission.

Black holes and populations

Every massive galaxy hosts a supermassive black hole – but how do these cosmic monsters affect the stars they share their galaxy with?

Beyond astro-ph

Astronomy beyond the research

Navigating careers in astronomy

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