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NASA to launch first-ever neutron-star mission

June 1, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Nearly 50 years after British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell discovered the existence of rapidly spinning neutron stars, NASA will launch the world’s first mission devoted to studying these unusual objects. Source: Psys.org NASA to […]

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LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

June 1, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the […]

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Early black holes may have grown in fits and spurts

June 1, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html A long-standing question in astrophysics is: how and when did supermassive black holes appear and grow in the early universe? New research using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey […]

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Approaching the Bubble Nebula

May 31, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html What would it look like to approach the Bubble Nebula? Source: Astronomy Picture of the Day Approaching the Bubble Nebula Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Space Station's View of Florida at Night

May 31, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Expedition 51 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet captured this nighttime photo of Florida from the International Space Station. Bright lights include the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, and Orlando, with Cape Canaveral to the east, where […]

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A Kalahari Sky

May 30, 2017 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html You wake up in the Source: Astronomy Picture of the Day A Kalahari Sky Astronomy Picture of the Day