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Possible Supermassive Black Hole Pair Discovered – May Merge

NASA JPL December 03, 2013 Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners. The incredibly rare sighting was made with the help of NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Follow-up observations with the Australian Telescope Compact Array near Narrabri, Australia, and the Gemini ... Read More »

Big Japanese Earthquake Left Visible “Gravity Scar”

ESA December 03, 2013 ESA’s GOCE satellite has revealed that the devastating Japanese earthquake of 2011 left its mark in Earth’s gravity – yet another example of this extraordinary mission surpassing its original scope. GOCE mapped Earth’s gravity with unrivalled precision for over four years, but nobody really expected the data to show changes over time. Now, careful analysis shows ... Read More »

Hubble Telescope Finds Signals for Water on Alien Planets

NASA December 03, 2013 Using the powerful­ eye of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. The presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system, but this is the first study to conclusively measure and compare the ... Read More »

Chinese Rover on Its Way to the Moon

ESA December 2, 2013 (ARTICLE UPDATE: The Chang’e-3 spacecraft has launched and is on its way to the moon.) Shortly after China’s Chang’e-3 spacecraft departs Earth to land on the Moon, ESA’s network of tracking stations will swing into action, providing crucial support for the vessel’s five-day lunar cruise. China’s Chang’e-3, named after the mythological goddess of the Moon, is ... Read More »

What Happened to Comet ISON?

NASA December 2, 2013 After several days of continued observations, scientists continue to work to determine and to understand the fate of Comet ISON: There’s no doubt that the comet shrank in size considerably as it rounded the sun and there’s no doubt that something made it out on the other side to shoot back into space. The question remains ... Read More »

Comet ISON: Nucleus May Still Be Intact

NASA November 29, 2013 Continuing a history of surprising behavior, material from Comet ISON appeared on the other side of the sun on the evening on Nov. 28, 2013, despite not having been seen in observations during its closest approach to the sun.   CONTINUE Read More »

NASA’s STEREO Spacecraft Catches Comet ISON

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NASA’s Kepler Telescope May See Second Light

NASA November 25, 2013 You may have thought that NASA’s Kepler spacecraft was finished. Well, think again. A repurposed Kepler Space telescope may soon start searching the sky again. A new mission concept, dubbed K2, would continue Kepler’s search for other worlds, and introduce new opportunities to observe star clusters, young and old stars, active galaxies and supernovae. In May, ... Read More »

New Image of Comet ISON Shows Greenish Tint

  ESO November 22, 2013 This new view of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken with the TRAPPIST national telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory on the morning of Friday 15 November 2013. Comet ISON was first spotted in our skies in September 2012, and will make its closest approach to the Sun in late November 2013. TRAPPIST has been ... Read More »

New Gamma Ray Burst Seen in Unique Detail

NASA November 21, 2013 On April 27, a blast of light from a dying star in a distant galaxy became the focus of astronomers around the world. The explosion, known as a gamma-ray burst and designated GRB 130427A, tops the charts as one of the brightest ever seen. A trio of NASA satellites, working in concert with ground-based robotic telescopes, ... Read More »

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