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5 supersize stars found in other galaxies

KISSIMMEE, Fla. Scientists have discovered five supersize stars in other galaxies on a par with the monstrous stellar system in our own Milky Way.

Eta Carinae is the brightest and most massive star system within 10,000 light-years of us. The binary system is located in the southern constellation of Carina, a ship’s keel, and outshines our own sun by 5 million times.

Rare galaxy with 2 black holes has 1 starved of stars; odd intermediate size or just dieting?

KISSIMMEE, Fla. An astrophysicist has discovered something even rarer than a double-black hole galaxy: a skinny black hole.

The University of Colorado’s Julie Comerford reported her findings Tuesday at the American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting in Kissimmee (kuh-SIMM-ee) Florida.

SpaceX able to land booster rocket

SpaceX sent a Falcon rocket soaring toward orbit last night with 11 small satellites—its first mission since an accident last summer.

Then in an even more astounding feat, it landed the 15-storey leftover booster back on Earth safely.

It was the first time an unmanned rocket returned to land vertically at Cape Canaveral, Fla. and represented a tremendous success for SpaceX.