An illustration of the sun-bound Parker Solar Probe. Image: Nasa/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben

Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe survives close encounter with sun to send home surprising findings

  • ‘Spectacular trove’ of data on super-hot corona collected by car-sized spacecraft
  • Probe reveals new information on solar wind as scientists seek to solve mysteries of space weather
Topic |   Space

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An illustration of the sun-bound Parker Solar Probe. Image: Nasa/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
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Chinese astronomers have discovered a black hole so huge that it challenges existing models of how stars evolve. Photo: AFP

Chinese astronomers discover ‘impossibly massive’ black hole LB-1

  • Scientists from National Astronomical Observatory of China say find has 70 times the mass of the sun, even though physics says that is impossible
  • Black hole found using world’s largest galaxy scanner, the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope in northern China
Topic |   China science

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Chinese astronomers have discovered a black hole so huge that it challenges existing models of how stars evolve. Photo: AFP
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