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Chandra Observatory reveals the awesome might of the black hole

One of the most powerful black holes in the observable universe has been revealed by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

By 24 January 2014

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Ye gods! Royal Observatory chooses best space pics

From galaxies to moonrises, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year images offer stunning views of the universe.

By 25 September 2013

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Sun-watching observatory turns 3 (pictures)

The atmospheric imaging assembly has captured a shot of the sun every 12 seconds, in 10 different wavelengths, for the past three years.

22 Images By 24 April 2013

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Sun spews intense solar flare just in time for the holidays

NASA unveils a video of "holiday lights on the sun" showing our closest star, clearly feeling festive, spitting out a powerful solar flare.

By 23 December 2014

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Our holiday lights are so bright, NASA can see them from space

All those strings of lights you're decorating your house with are contributing to a brightening effect in cities around the world, and a satellite can see the difference.

By 18 December 2014

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Rare triple moon shadow transit to dance across Jupiter

In January 2015, astronomers will be able to observe three moon shadows travelling across the face of Jupiter.

By 4 December 2014

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Hypnotic NASA video makes Earth's carbon dioxide gorgeous

A new video simulation from NASA is so beautiful to watch, it's easy to forget it's tracking one of the biggest disruptors of our climate.

By 20 November 2014

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Watch a glorious HD timelapse of sunspot AR 12192

The sunspot that recently rolled across the surface of the sun while spewing out flares has been animated in a magnificent timelapse using NASA SDO images.

By 11 November 2014

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Revolutionary image shows planets forming around a star

We now have a clear visual of how planets form around stars, thanks to a sensational image of a far-distant star surrounded by evidence of baby planets.

By 7 November 2014

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NASA tracks giant flare-spewing sunspot across sun

NASA followed the biggest sunspot in many years as it roamed across the face of the sun, releasing solar flares along the way.

By 4 November 2014