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Watch a massive black hole devour, snacks on a passing star

MOSCOW — What was thought to be a record-setting supernova, was actually a black hole violently eating a star. Yes, not really a supernova much earlier theorized but a lurking black hole tearing apart, snacking on a passing star. The result was a violent fireworks in the very far reaches […]

Hubble Telescope snaps photo of deep space bubble Wolf-Rayet nebula

Sparkling at the center of this beautiful image is a star located about 30,000 light-years away. The distinctive blue… Posted by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday, February 26, 2016 Located about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), the sparkle in the center of […]

Rosetta to harpoon Philae lander on a comet

The scientific world is closely monitoring one exciting event that should happen very soon. We are referring to the final hours before Rosetta’s Philae lander is released to attempt a first-ever landing on a comet. Early tomorrow morning (by Western Hemisphere time), the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will deploy […]

ISS Expedition 41 lands safely in Kazakhstan

Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Commander Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. EST. The trio arrived at the International Space Station on May 29, and spent […]

Rosetta wakes up for comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

NASA is participating in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, whose goal is to observe one comet space-bound icy dirt ball from up close — for months on end. The spacecraft, festooned with 25 instruments between its lander and orbiter (including three from NASA), is programmed to “wake up” from […]

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Watch a massive black hole devour, snacks on a passing star

MOSCOW — What was thought to be a record-setting supernova, was actually a black hole violently eating a star. Yes, not really a supernova much earlier theorized but a lurking black hole tearing apart, snacking on a passing star. The result was a violent fireworks in the very far reaches […]

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Rosetta wakes up for comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

NASA is participating in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, whose goal is to observe one comet space-bound icy dirt ball from up close — for months on end. The spacecraft, festooned with 25 instruments between its lander and orbiter (including three from NASA), is programmed to “wake up” from […]

Hubble Telescope snaps photo of deep space bubble Wolf-Rayet nebula

Sparkling at the center of this beautiful image is a star located about 30,000 light-years away. The distinctive blue… Posted by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday, February 26, 2016 Located about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), the sparkle in the center of […]

Rosetta to harpoon Philae lander on a comet

The scientific world is closely monitoring one exciting event that should happen very soon. We are referring to the final hours before Rosetta’s Philae lander is released to attempt a first-ever landing on a comet. Early tomorrow morning (by Western Hemisphere time), the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will deploy […]

ISS Expedition 41 lands safely in Kazakhstan

Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Commander Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. EST. The trio arrived at the International Space Station on May 29, and spent […]

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ISS Expedition 41 lands safely in Kazakhstan

Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Commander Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. EST. The trio arrived at the International Space Station on May 29, and spent […]

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Rosetta to harpoon Philae lander on a comet

The scientific world is closely monitoring one exciting event that should happen very soon. We are referring to the final hours before Rosetta’s Philae lander is released to attempt a first-ever landing on a comet. Early tomorrow morning (by Western Hemisphere time), the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will deploy […]

Hubble Telescope snaps photo of deep space bubble Wolf-Rayet nebula

Sparkling at the center of this beautiful image is a star located about 30,000 light-years away. The distinctive blue… Posted by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday, February 26, 2016 Located about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), the sparkle in the center of […]

Watch a massive black hole devour, snacks on a passing star

MOSCOW — What was thought to be a record-setting supernova, was actually a black hole violently eating a star. Yes, not really a supernova much earlier theorized but a lurking black hole tearing apart, snacking on a passing star. The result was a violent fireworks in the very far reaches […]

Rosetta wakes up for comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

NASA is participating in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, whose goal is to observe one comet space-bound icy dirt ball from up close — for months on end. The spacecraft, festooned with 25 instruments between its lander and orbiter (including three from NASA), is programmed to “wake up” from […]