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Two Black Holes Merge

APOD - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:42

Just press play to watch two black holes merge. Just press play to watch two black holes merge.


LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves from Merging Black Holes

APOD - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:42

Gravitational radiation has been directly detected. Gravitational radiation has been directly detected.


Galaxies in the River

APOD - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:42

Large galaxies grow by eating small ones. Large galaxies grow by eating small ones.


The Rise and Fall of Supernova 2015F

APOD - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:42

Sit back and watch a star explode. Sit back and watch a star explode.


Light Pillars over Alaska

APOD - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:42

What's happening behind those houses? What's happening behind those houses?


Advanced LIGO: Gravitational Wave Detectors Upgraded

APOD - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:42

Accelerate a charge and you'll get Accelerate a charge and you'll get


Yutu on a Little Planet

APOD - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 03:42

Yutu on a Little Planet Yutu on a Little Planet


Five Planets at Castell de Burriac

APOD - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 06:42

Five Planets at Castell de Burriac Five Planets at Castell de Burriac


The sleeping giant NGC 4889 harbors a dark secret

Science Daily - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:13
The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, seen in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbors a dark secret. At its heart lurks one of the most massive black holes ever discovered.

Massive Stars in NGC 6357

APOD - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 02:42

Massive Stars in NGC 6357 Massive Stars in NGC 6357


A star's moment in the spotlight

Science Daily - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:06
A newly formed star lights up the surrounding clouds in this new image from ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. Dust particles in the vast clouds that surround the star HD 97300 diffuse its light, like a car headlight in enveloping fog, and create the reflection nebula IC 2631. Although HD 97300 is in the spotlight for now, the very dust that makes it so hard to miss heralds the birth of additional future stars.

Dwarf Planet Ceres

APOD - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:42

Dwarf Planet Ceres Dwarf Planet Ceres


Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind the Milky Way

Science Daily - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 13:20
Hundreds of hidden nearby galaxies have been studied for the first time, shedding light on a mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor. Despite being just 250 million light years from Earth, the new galaxies had been hidden from view until now by our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Using CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope equipped with an innovative receiver, an international team of scientists were able to see through the Milky Way, into a previously unexplored region of space.

Galaxy Wars: M81 versus M82

APOD - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 02:42

In the lower left corner, surrounded by blue spiral arms, is spiral galaxy In the lower left corner, surrounded by blue spiral arms, is spiral galaxy


Artistic space odyssey to broadcast people's messages to the stars

Science Daily - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:25
Messages from around the world are to be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time capsule.

Comet 67P from Spacecraft Rosetta

APOD - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 05:42

Spacecraft Rosetta continues to circle and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Spacecraft Rosetta continues to circle and map Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko.


Find the Man in the Moon

APOD - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 01:42

Have you ever seen the Man in the Moon? Have you ever seen the Man in the Moon?


MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula

APOD - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:42

What could cause a nebula to appear square? What could cause a nebula to appear square?


'Cannibalism' between stars

Science Daily - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 14:45
Stars do not accumulate their final mass steadily, but in a series of violent events manifesting themselves as sharp stellar brightening. Stellar brightening can be caused by fragmentation due to gravitational instabilities in massive gaseous disks surrounding young stars, followed by migration of dense gaseous clumps onto the star, according to a new theory.

A Five Planet Dawn

APOD - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 01:42

As January closes and in the coming days of February, As January closes and in the coming days of February,


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