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May – a great month to view Jupiter
Jupiter imaged by Damian Peach This is a great month to observe Jupiter which came into opposition on April 7th so, during May, will be visible in the [...]
Star discovered in closest known orbit around likely black hole
This graphic features an artist’s impression of a star found in the closest orbit known around a black hole. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/University of [...]
Rosetta’s comet shows scars from swing through inner solar system
This series of before-and-after views show the area of the Aswan cliff, which collapsed in July 2015 in conjunction with a strong outburst of gas and dust, [...]
Andromeda’s bright X-ray mystery solved by NuSTAR
NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscope Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has identified a candidate pulsar in Andromeda — the nearest large galaxy to the Milky Way. This [...]
Less Dark Matter in Young Galaxies?
new study of six young, star-forming galaxies suggests they're less influenced by dark matter than expected. But the results may say more about galaxy [...]
Lakes on Titan may fizz with nitrogen bubbles 457 Lakes on Titan may fizz with nitrogen bubbles
Titan’s hydrocarbon lakes may occasionally erupt with dramatic patches of bubbles according to a recent study funded by NASA shows how. Researchers at [...]