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An Earth-Sized Telescope Is About to 'See' a Black Hole For the First Time | Motherboard

We were perched dizzyingly high in the Chilean Andes, ringed by a herd of sixty-six white giants. Through the broad windows of the low, nondescript building in which we stood, we could see massive white radio antennas outside against the Martian-red soil of the desolate Chajnantor Plateau, their …

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Binary Stars To Merge, Explode In 2022, First Of Its Kind Scientific Prediction Says

If a first of its kind scientific prediction turns out to be right, not just astronomers but everyone on Earth will be able to witness an unusual and …

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Earth and Its Moon, as Seen From Mars

Here is a view of Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars. It combines two images acquired on Nov. 20, 2016, by the HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars …

Amazing photo taken by ISS flying approximately 400km over thunderstorms https://t.co/fokmpM2sAE

The winter solstice is Wednesday: 7 things to know about the shortest day of the year

The winter solstice is upon us: Wednesday, December 21, will be the shortest day of 2016 for anyone living north of the equator (and Tuesday night was the longest night of the year). If pagan rituals are your thing, this is probably a big moment for you. If not, the official first day of winter is …

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Cassini completes first ring-skimming dive

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed the first of 20 close-proximity passes of Saturn's outermost rings. The pass, which took place on Dec. 4 at …

'Fluffy' Seeds Grow Into Baby Planets

How do baby planets form? This question would seem to have a simple answer: You take a huge quantity of dust in orbit around a young star, compress …

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Deep-Space Photo Shows Four Galaxies Colliding

About 300 million light-years away, four galaxies are colliding in a flurry of superheated gas and X-rays, and a Hungarian astrophotographer captured …

The sun looks like a creepy jack-o'-lantern in this NASA photo

Photos taken by a NASA space observatory in 2014 capture the sun in all its incredible, scary glory.<p>The images show our home star shining with a menacing, jack-o'-lantern-like smile.<p>The image, taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) just before Halloween two years ago, actually shows active …

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Weird Extragalactic X-Ray Flares Baffle Astronomers

A new class of stellar objects could be causing ultrabright repeating outbursts from old, quiescent galaxies

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Our Best Map Yet of Io's Volcanic Activity Looks Terrifying

Jupiter’s moon Io is the most volcanically-active body in our solar system, and a recent observational campaign offers a little more insight into the …

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The Best Camera Settings to Start With for Star, Moon, Milky Way & Night Sky Photography

Once you’re comfortable creating communication between yourself, your camera, and the universe at night, it’s time to bring those technical and …

Look Out Below! Landslides Spotted on Pluto's Moon Charon

Look out below! Scientists have found evidence of landslides on Pluto's moon Charon. This is the first time this geologic feature has been discovered …

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Ultaviolet Imaging Is Showing Us Mars Like We've Never Seen It

For the first time, scientists have obtained images of Mars’s fabled “nightglow,” a mysterious atmospheric phenomenon on the Red Planet, that could …

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Universe may hold 10 times more galaxies than once thought

We just can't see most of them.<p>The observable universe was already incomprehensibly big, but it now looks to be even bigger. Astronomers have determined that are likely about 10 times more galaxies than previously thought, or between 1 trillion to 2 trillion. We just don't have the technology (or …

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Galaxies Found Close Together Show Signs Of Impending Doom

In Daylight on the Night Side

Photojournal: PIA20505<p>October 10, 2016<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks down at the rings of Saturn from above the planet's nightside. The darkened …

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A Big Freeze, Rip or Crunch: how will the Universe end?

Many theoretical physicists believe the Universe could end between 2.8 billion and 22 billion years from now, but they can't agree on its ultimate fate<p>The "most precise measurement" ever made recently suggested our Universe is expanding much faster than previously thought, casting doubts on earlier …

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Jupiter’s spooky sounds

When a NASA spacecraft made its first full orbit around Jupiter, an instrument on board recorded haunting sounds perfect for Halloween. The moans …

Saturn from Above

This image of Saturn could not have been taken from Earth.

X-ray echoes of a shredded star provide close-up of 'killer' black hole

Some 3.9 billion years ago in the heart of a distant galaxy, the intense tidal pull of a monster black hole shredded a star that passed too close. …

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Death of a star: Hubble telescope captures amazing image of celestial body’s demise

Located around 4,000 light-years from Earth, the kaleidoscopic photo was captured by the Hubble Telescope and shows the star, part of the planetary …

Nasa has spoken out about the ‘surprising evidence of activity’ on Jupiter’s moon

Nasa has poured cold, salty water on excitement that it could be about to announce it had found aliens.<p>The agency has looked to calm speculation on …

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Hubble finds planet orbiting pair of stars

Two's company, but three might not always be a crowd — at least in space. Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, …

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NASA Can't Explain the 'Impossible' Cloud That's Been Spotted Over Titan

What's Titan hiding?<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just spotted a mysterious ice cloud over Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, and its appearance challenges …

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There Are Hundreds of Black Holes in This Strange Cluster of Stars

It was previously thought to be impossible.<p>Astronomers continue to find that black holes, once thought to be rare anomalies in the Universe, can be found just about anywhere. The most recent discovery, detailed in a study published today by the Royal Astronomical Society, provides strong evidence …

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Philae has been found – now every ounce of science can be wrung out of it

Finding the European Space Agency’s lost Philae comet lander is not only a triumph for the spacecraft’s operators, it lets the scientists finish their job<p>Just as the Rio Olympics finish, the European Space Agency find their long-lost celestial triple jump champion, the Philae space probe. The …

New images of Jupiter 'like nothing seen or imagined before'

A Nasa spacecraft has captured the best views of Jupiter yet, revealing turbulent storms in the north pole.<p>Jupiter's northern polar region is …

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