Georgina Torbet

Georgina Torbet

Georgina writes about science and technology for sites across the internet, making complex topics easy for readers to understand. She has a PhD in psychology and is usually to be found tinkering with her PC or reading superhero comics.

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The supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way is getting hungrier

Last month, we learned the black hole at the center of our galaxy was flaring. Now, astronomers have revealed more about what they think may be driving this unprecedented event.
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Astronomers puzzled by a flashing X-ray mystery in the Fireworks galaxy

Astronomers were looking at the Fireworks galaxy when they noticed something odd: An X-ray source which flared brightly and then disappeared only ten days later.
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NASA chooses a CubeSat project to test orbit route around the moon

To test a safe and stable orbit for future lunar missions, NASA has awarded a contract to the Advanced Space company to send a small satellite into the orbit planned for Gateway.
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Titan’s lakes are formed by explosions of methane from beneath its surface

Titan, a moon of Saturn, has lakes of methane on its surface. Now, scientists have a new theory for how these lakes were formed -- by explosions of nitrogen from deep underground.
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Astronomers discover hungry black hole that demands three square meals a day

Astronomers examining bursts of X-rays have found a black hole which consumes material on a regular schedule of once every nine hours.
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Time is running out for India to establish contact with its lunar lander

Engineers from the Indian space program have one week to establish contact with the troubled Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander before its batteries run out.