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Galaxy's Gamma-Ray Flares Erupted Far From Its Black Hole

Galaxy's Gamma-Ray Flares Erupted Far From Its Black Hole | Our Galactic Universe | Scoop.it
In 2011, a months-long blast of energy launched by an enormous black hole almost 11 billion years ago swept past Earth.
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Parting Moon Shots from NASA's GRAIL Mission

Parting Moon Shots from NASA's GRAIL Mission | Our Galactic Universe | Scoop.it
Three days prior to its planned impact on a lunar mountain, mission controllers activated the camera aboard one of NASA's GRAIL twins to take some final photos from lunar orbit.
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SOFIA Spots Recent Starbursts in The Milky Way Galaxy's Center

SOFIA Spots Recent Starbursts in The Milky Way Galaxy's Center | Our Galactic Universe | Scoop.it
Researchers using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have captured new images of a ring of gas and dust seven light-years in diameter surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and of a neighboring...
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NASA Telescopes See Weather Patterns in Brown Dwarf

NASA Telescopes See Weather Patterns in Brown Dwarf | Our Galactic Universe | Scoop.it
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed "weather map" yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs.
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NASA's NuSTAR Catches Black Holes in Galaxy Web

NASA's NuSTAR Catches Black Holes in Galaxy Web | Our Galactic Universe | Scoop.it
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, set its X-ray eyes on a spiral galaxy and caught the brilliant glow of two black holes lurking inside.
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