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Walkabout the Galaxy

Mar 29, 2023

That interstellar comet appears to have gotten its odd behavior from the natural rocket effect of hydrogen gas being released near the Sun and not, sadly, alien rocket technology. The universe is still a cool and interesting place, though, and a new clever measurement of stars orbiting black holes shows evidence for a pile-up of dark matter around the black holes, giving us another way to study this mysterious stuff.