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Giant Black Hole Ejected Out of Home Galaxy

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Astronomers have found strong evidence that a massive black hole is being ejected from its host galaxy at a speed of several million miles per hour. New observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory suggest that the black hole collided and merged with another black hole and received a powerful recoil kick from gravitational wave radiation.

 

Although the ejection of a supermassive black hole from a galaxy by recoil because more gravitational waves are being emitted in one direction than another is likely to be rare, it nevertheless could mean that there are many giant black holes roaming undetected out in the vast spaces between galaxies.


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A Look At The Hubble Space Telescope

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Launched in 1990, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is a large, optically superb telescope orbiting the Earth and providing uniquely clear and deep views of the cosmos.
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ESO - eso1213 - VISTA Stares Deep into the Cosmos

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eso1213 - VISTA Stares Deep into the Cosmos. ESO's VISTA telescope has created the widest deep view of the sky ever made using infrared light. This new picture of an unremarkable patch of sky comes from the UltraVISTA ...
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ESO - eso1219 - Sifting through Dust near Orion's Belt

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eso1219 - Sifting through Dust near Orion's Belt. A new image of the region surrounding the reflection nebula Messier 78, just to the north of Orion's Belt, shows clouds of cosmic dust threaded through the nebula like a string of ...
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Spectacular new picture of Centaurus A galaxy - Los Angeles Times

Spectacular new picture of Centaurus A galaxy - Los Angeles Times | The Vast Universe | Scoop.it
Spectacular new picture of Centaurus A galaxyLos Angeles TimesBy Thomas H.
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Photo of the week: A deeper look at a strange galaxy « Space oddities

Photo of the week: A deeper look at a strange galaxy « Space oddities | The Vast Universe | Scoop.it
It is, after all, the deepest view of the galaxy every created, according to a release from the European Southern Observatory (ESO). According to the release: Astronomers think that the bright nucleus, strong radio emission and ...
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APOD: 2012 May 16 - Star Formation in the Tarantula Nebula

APOD: 2012 May 16 - Star Formation in the Tarantula Nebula | The Vast Universe | Scoop.it

Explanation: The largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies lies in our neighboring galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Were the Tarantula Nebula at the distance of the Orion Nebula -- a local star forming region -- it would take up fully half the sky. Also called30 Doradus, the red and pink gas indicates a massive emission nebula, although supernova remnants and dark nebula also exist there. The bright knot of starsleft of center is called R136 and contains many of the most massive, hottest, and brightest stars known. The above image is one of the largest mosaics ever created by observations of the Hubble Space Telescope and has revealed unprecedented details of this enigmatic star forming region. The image is being released to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Hubble's launch.

 

Credit: NASA, ESA, ESO, D. Lennon (ESA/STScI) et al., and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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Hubble's Panoramic View of a Turbulent Star-making Region

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Several million stars are vying for attention in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of a raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus, located in the heart of the Tarantula nebula.
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The A-Team is International | Space Scoop | UNAWE

The A-Team is International | Space Scoop | UNAWE | The Vast Universe | Scoop.it

This picture shows a new observatory in the Netherlands, called LOFAR. It is used to search the Universe for previously undiscovered objects using radio waves. Hundreds of astronomers from around the world use LOFAR for their work.

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The Most Astounding Fact (Neil deGrasse Tyson, HD)

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer. Please subscribe above!
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ESO - eso1220 - VISTA Views a Vast Ball of Stars

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eso1220 - VISTA Views a Vast Ball of Stars. A new image of Messier 55 from ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope shows tens of thousands of stars crowded together like a swarm of bees. Besides being packed into a ...
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ESO - eso1214 - Many Billions of Rocky Planets in the Habitable ...

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eso1214 - Many Billions of Rocky Planets in the Habitable Zones around Red Dwarfs in the Milky Way. A new result from ESO's HARPS planet finder shows that rocky planets not much bigger than Earth are very common in ...
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New Research Confirms - The Daily Galaxy

New Research Confirms - The Daily Galaxy | The Vast Universe | Scoop.it
In April, astronomers with the European Southern Observatory led by Christian Moni-Bidin of the University of Concepcion in Chile raised eyebrows by suggesting that our cosmic neighborhood is empty of the extra mass ...
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Dark matter makes a comeback - Phys.Org

Dark matter makes a comeback - Phys.Org | The Vast Universe | Scoop.it
Dark matter makes a comebackPhys.OrgAstronomers with the European Southern Observatory announced in April a surprising lack of dark matter in the galaxy within the vicinity of our solar system.
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Time Lapse Sky Shows Earth Rotating Instead of Stars

Here is a minor edit to the excellent video by Stephane Guisard and Jose Francisco Salgado, posted at Nicolas Bustos channel. Visit eso.org for more about the European Southern Observatory.
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