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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 January 23, 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 September 24, 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 April 23, 2013

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Peek-a-boo! Astronomers spot 'T-Rex' of galaxies

By using the world's preeminent telescopes, astronomers peer behind a curtain of dust to find a giant star-making factory known as "Sparky."

By September 2, 2014

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Cosmic effort provides best view yet of distant colliding galaxies

Behold the best look yet at a massive intergalactic train wreck in progress. It's also a glimpse at what the universe looked like when it was only half its current age.

By August 26, 2014

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Quest to contact aliens interrupted by wildfires

In northern California, the SETI Institute has to shut down its systems because of wildfires near its telescope array.

By August 6, 2014

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'Curtain of fire' blasts from one of Jupiter's moons

At the best of times, Jupiter's moon Io is a turbulent, torturous place. But last August, scientists say things really heated up.

By August 5, 2014

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'Ultrasound of stellar embryos' determines age of stars

You can find out how old a baby star is simply by listening to it, say researchers at Europe's KU Leuven.

By July 7, 2014

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Cold white dwarf star is 'Earth-size diamond in space'

A recently discovered and very unusual white dwarf star is so chilled out, it is essentially a giant floating piece of bling.

By June 24, 2014

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Watch the video NASA transmitted to Earth on a laser beam

The space agency says the achievement is like "a person aiming a laser pointer at the end of a human hair 30 feet away and keeping it there while walking."

By June 6, 2014