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Collision on the black hole superhighway

Astronomers have pieced together Hubble data to observe a collision between knots of matter in the jet of a supermassive black hole for the first time.

By May 29, 2015

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Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.

By May 21, 2015

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Watch this stunning time-lapse of the aurora borealis from space

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captures a series of stills of an aurora borealis from the ISS. Those images of the light show get turned into an amazing time-lapse video.

By May 19, 2015

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Fishing boats seen from space look like a galaxy on Earth

An intriguing photo taken from the International Space Station finds fishing boats far below looking a lot like a cluster of stars.

By May 12, 2015

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This galaxy is the farthest into space we have ever seen

The distance to a super-bright galaxy has been exactly calculated, setting a 13-billion light-year record as the most distant galaxy ever seen (that we know of).

By May 6, 2015

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Take a look at the very first images of thunder

We all know the belly-shaking sound of lightning, but now scientists have visually captured its sound waves for the very first time.

By May 6, 2015

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Watch a massive solar filament blaze out from the sun

The sun engaged in some spectacular celestial fireworks this week when an enormous solar filament erupted out into space.

By May 4, 2015

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Messenger probe ends mission with crash into Mercury

The space probe has spent the past four years collecting and beaming back data from the planet closest to the sun.

By April 30, 2015

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Here's what the Pillars of Creation look like in three dimensions

Data from the Very Large Telescope in Chile suggests that it would be more appropriate to call the Eagle Nebula's famous gas formation the "Pillars of Destruction."

By April 30, 2015

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Take a space flight through a sparkling stellar nursery

To celebrate the 25th birthday of the Hubble telescope, check out this stunning visualisation of a flight through a nebula, the place where stars are born.

By April 23, 2015