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Astronomers Find Newborn Stars Near Supermassive Black Hole

Posted March 27th, 2017 at 4:20 pm (UTC-4)
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A star being consumed by a black hole may seem quite common.  But, news of stars being formed alongside a black hole could be something to notice! But that’s just what a UK-led group of astronomers say they recently discovered. While they were studying the ongoing collision of two galaxies, known jointly as IRAS F23128-5919, […]

NASA’s NuStar Mission Finds Rare Pulsar that Pumps Out the Energy of 10 Million Suns

Posted October 27th, 2014 at 6:49 pm (UTC-4)
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This animation shows a neutron star—the core of a star that exploded in a massive supernova. This particular neutron star is known as a pulsar because it sends out rotating beams of X-rays that sweep past Earth like lighthouse beacons. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission recently made a remarkable discovery that could […]

ESA’s Rosetta Probe Gets Close to Duck-Shaped Comet 67P/C-K

Posted September 5th, 2014 at 8:33 pm (UTC-4)
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Back on Aug. 6 the European Space Agency‘s unmanned space probe Rosetta completed its decade long journey across space to meet up with its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, making it the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet. As the spacecraft neared its target, it took some close-up photos of the comet with its two camera […]