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Making the ultimate darkness visible

Astronomer and Radcliffe fellow Dimitrios Psaltis is working on black holes as part of the massive Event Horizon Telescope project that will point a number of Earth’s telescopes at the Milky Way’s black hole this spring. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer ...

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Pillars of Destruction

This image was taken by the MUSE instrument, mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope and shows the region R44 within the Carina Nebula, 7500 light-years away. The massive stars within the star formation region slowly destroy the pillars of dust ...

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