The Missing Link Roundup

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The Keck Observatory looks at G2

The Keck Observatory looks at G2

G2 survived a close encounter with the super-massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Now scientists are wondering if the gas cloud could actually be a pair of binary stars that have merged. — EarthSky and Escapist

How cool is this shit? Astronomers mapped the entire local universe (out to a distance of 380 million light-years) in 3-D. While they completed this three years ago, it’s news to me! — Harvard-Smithsonian

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope found a bunch of high-energy blasts from a highly magnetized neutron star (aka a magnetar). Now astronomers have discovered seismic activity rippling throughout the magnetar. STARQUAKE! — NASA

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