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Suzaku Catches Retreat of a Black Hole’s Disk

Suzaku Catches Retreat of a Black Hole’s Disk

A recently published study shed light over one of the most mysterious stellar phenomena, black holes. NASA’s Suzaku telescope revealed a dramatic change in one of the galaxy’s most active black holes – a change that might help scientists better ...

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SXS – X-Ray on the Universe

SXS – X-Ray on the Universe

NASA has recently approved the construction of the High-Resolution Soft X-Ray Spectrometer (SXS), an instrument devised to study the extreme environments of the universe. The new instrument will help researchers explore dark matter on a large scale as well as ...

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NASA STS-124 Mission Takes Off

NASA STS-124 Mission Takes Off

On 5:02 p.m. EDT NASA launched the Discovery Space Shuttle on its latest mission, STS-124. The shuttle will deliver Japan’s Kibo pressurized module to the International Space Station (ISS). Furthermore, during some last minute preparations, very important equipment has been ...

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Earth in HD

Earth in HD

The first high definition image of Earth was recently taken by the Japanese Lunar explorer KAGUYA. The photograph was taken from a distance of 110,000 km– hundreds of times further away from Earth than any spaceship with similar capabilities had ...

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Hinode Telescope Images Solar Corona

Hinode Telescope Images Solar Corona

In a December 20th, 2006 press conference in Japan, data, images, and videos of the Sun’s atmosphere from the Hinode X-Ray Telescope (XRT) were released. The Sun’s corona (or Solar Corona) reaches temperatures of over one million degrees and scientists ...

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