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Deepest Ever Look into Orion

Click for a full size image Deepest Ever Look into Orion VLT infrared images reveal unexpected horde of low-mass objects ESO’s HAWK-I infrared instrument on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile has been used to peer deeper into the ...

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Black Hole Makes Material Wobble Around It

Click for a full size image This artist’s impression depicts the accretion disc surrounding a black hole, in which the inner region of the disc precesses. “Precession” means that the orbit of material surrounding the black hole changes orientation around ...

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Frankenstein Galaxy Surprises Astronomers

At left, in optical light, UGC 1382 appears to be a simple elliptical galaxy. But spiral arms emerged when astronomers incorporated ultraviolet and deep optical data (middle). Combining that with a view of low-density hydrogen gas (shown in green at ...

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