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Chandra samples galactic goulash

What would happen if you took two galaxies and mixed them together over millions of years? A new image including data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals the cosmic culinary outcome. Arp 299 is a system located about 140 million

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Mysterious pit photographed on Mars

This observation from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show that it is late summer in the Southern hemisphere, so the Sun is low in the sky and subtle topography is accentuated in orbital images. We see many shallow pits in the

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ALMA reveals secrets of most luminous known galaxy

The most luminous galaxy known in the Universe — the quasar W2246-0526, seen when the Universe was less than 10% of its current age — is so turbulent that it is in the process of ejecting its entire supply of

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Observatories crack open the Crab Nebula

Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves seen by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to the

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Cloud bands streak across titan

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured a view of bands of bright, feathery methane clouds drifting across Saturn’s moon Titan on May 7, 2017. The view was obtained during a distant (non-targeted) flyby, during which Cassini passed 488,000 kilometres (303,000 miles) above the

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Juno approaching Jupiter’s south pole

This enhanced colour view of Jupiter’s south pole was created by citizen scientist Gabriel Fiset using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.  Oval storms dot the cloudscape. Approaching the pole, the organised turbulence of Jupiter’s belts and

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