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First image of massive black hole at center of Milky Way unveiled

Scientists release first image of the black hole that lies at the center of our galaxy.

First image of massive black hole at Milky Way's center unveiledplayer

First-of-its-kind supernova is discovered

A first-of-its-kind exploding star – thought to have existed only in theory – was recently discovered.

First-of-its-kind supernova is discovered

University of Haifa employs Hubble telescope to investigate black holes

'This will be among the most accurate & extensive mapping campaigns of active supermassive black holes to date,' Prof. Doron Chelouche says:

U. of Haifa employs Hubble telescope to investigate black holes

First ever photo of a black hole released

Supermassive black hole 1,000 times larger than black hole at the center of the Milky Way revealed in stunning photographs.

First ever photo of a black hole releasedplayer

First time: Collision of neutron stars observed

International team of scientists, including Weizmann Institute physicists, make historic observation of super-dense stars' collision.

First time: Collision of neutron stars observed

Jewish astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88

Vera Rubin, an astronomer whose research helped find evidence of the existence of dark matter, has died.

Jewish astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88

Scientists locate Earth-like planet

A group of scientists has located a star with similar conditions to Earth some 4 light years away. Meet Proxima B.

Scientists locate planet with Earth-like propertiesplayer

Scientist duo say they've found planet #9

The giant planet orbits the sun at a very great distance, every 15,000 years, they say. There's no visual proof yet.

Scientist duo say they've found solar system's 9th planetplayer

NASA Finds Flowing Water on Mars

Long, dark streaks appearing seasonally lead scientists to suspect that Mars has more potential for life than originally thought.

Life on Mars? NASA Finds Flowing Water on Barren Planet

In Photos: Rare 'Blood Supermoon' Over Sukkot

Stargazing Israelis gathered Monday to watch the rare celestial event, which saw the moon loom large - and red.

In Photos: Rare 'Blood Supermoon' Over Sukkot

Sukkot Will Feature 'Blood Supermoon'

The moon on Monday night will be at its closest point to earth and also appear red because of an eclipse.

Sukkot Will Feature 'Blood Supermoon'

Hawaiians and Astronomers Clash on 'Holy Mountain'

Mauna Kea is tallest mountain in world from base to peak, and home to 'gods' according to natives - will it hold world's best telescope?

Hawaiian Natives and Astronomers Clash on 'Holy Mountain'

Technion Shines Daylight on Moon's Origins

Hagai Perets and fellow researchers have found more evidence that Earth's moon is the result of a gigantic collision early in its history.

Technion Researchers Shine Daylight on Moon's Origins

Saudi Cleric: The Sun Revolves Around the Earth

The day the Earth stood still is every day, one Saudi cleric claims - on Galileo's birthday.

Saudi Cleric: The Sun Revolves Around the Earth

Turkey: 'Muslims Discovered the Earth is Round'

Turkish Science Minister claims Muslims 'preceded Galileo' in discovering spherical Earth.

Turkish Minister: Muslims Discovered the Earth is Round

Meteorite Shower Expected Overnight Friday

Stargazers can expect to see up to 200 meteorites per hour, experts say. Find out when here.

One-of-a-Kind Meteorite Shower Expected Overnight Friday

Perseid Shower Begins Tonight

Largest Perseid meteor-watching event will take place at Timna Park in the Negev.

Perseid Shower Begins Tonight

'Super Moon' Appears 15% Bigger than Usual

Moon is full and at its closest point to Earth tonight, making it appear extra large.

'Super Moon' Appears 15% Bigger than Usual

‘Star Wars’ Meteor Shower Rains on Israel

Nine thousands Israelis in the Negev witnessed the Perseid meteor shower, hours after Jews recited the prayer “His will orders the stars.”

‘Star Wars’ Meteor Shower Rains on Israelplayer

US Astronomers Find Planet With Two Suns

US astronomers say they have discovered the first recorded planet orbiting two suns, but Kepler-16b is 200 light years away.

US Astronomers Find Planet With Two Suns

Scientists Find New Supernova

Israeli scientists team up with colleagues worldwide, discover a third type of supernova.

Scientists Discover a New Type of Supernova