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NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space

Comparison of detected methane plumes over Aliso Canyon, California, acquired 11 days apart in Jan. 2016 by: (left) NASA’s AVIRIS instrument on a NASA ER-2 aircraft at 4.1 miles (6.6 kilometers) altitude and (right) by the Hyperion instrument on NASA’s ...

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A method to image black holes

An artist’s drawing a black hole named Cygnus X-1. It formed when a large star caved in. This black hole pulls matter from the blue star beside it. Image: M.Weiss/NASA/CXC Click for a full size image A method to image ...

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3D Simulations Illuminate Supernova Explosions

Researchers from Michigan State University are using Mira to perform 3D simulations of the final moments of a core-collapse supernova’s life cycle. This visualization is a volume rendering of a massive star’s radial velocity. In comparison to previous 1D simulations, ...

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