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ALMA Captures Dramatic Stellar Fireworks

ALMA views a stellar explosion in Orion Click for a full size image Stellar explosions are most often associated with supernovae, the spectacular deaths of stars. But new ALMA observations of the Orion Nebula complex provide insights into explosions at ...

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Hubble takes close-up portrait of Jupiter

Jupiter’s swirling colourful clouds Click for a full size image This image of Jupiter was taken when the planet was at a distance of 670 million kilometres from Earth. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the intricate, detailed beauty of ...

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Seeing black holes and beyond

The ALMA telescope array in Chile Photo: Geoff Crew Click for a full size image Planet-sized telescope Seeing black holes and beyond Through an international effort led by MIT Haystack Observatory, the ALMA array in Chile has joined a global ...

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NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools

A robotic claw, one of several innovative tools developed at JPL for exploring icy, ocean worlds like Europa. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Click for a full size image   NASA Tests Robotic Ice Tools Want to go ice fishing on Jupiter’s ...

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Inventing Tools for Detecting Life Elsewhere

Artist’s rendering of the future Thirty Meter Telescope. Credit: Caltech/IPAC-TMT Click for a full size image   Inventing Tools for Detecting Life Elsewhere Caltech astronomers develop new strategy for future telescopes Recently, astronomers announced the discovery that a star called ...

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NuSTAR Probes Puzzling Galaxy Merger

Click for a full size image This optical image shows the Was 49 system, which consists of a large disk galaxy, Was 49a, merging with a much smaller “dwarf” galaxy Was 49b. The image was compiled using observations from the ...

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