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Don’t miss this stunning photo of a black hole erupting

December 26th, 2021

Astronomers have captured a stunning photograph of a supermassive black hole erupting over 12 million light-years from the Earth. The photo is of the radio emissions caused by the active feeding of the black hole. According to astronomers, the image spans that of 16 full Moons side by side.

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Here’s how to watch NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launch

December 24th, 2021

It’s almost time for the James Webb Space Telescope to launch, and you aren’t going to want to miss it. The successor to NASA and Europe’s Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope will launch on December 25 at 7:20 a.m. from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. NASA will be streaming …

Audio of Jupiter’s icy moon Ganymede is absolutely chilling

December 20th, 2021

Have you ever wondered what a moon sounds like? Apparently, NASA has. Over the weekend, NASA shared a 50-second audio recording taken of Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon (and the largest in our Solar System). Earlier this year, NASA’s June spacecraft did a flyby of the massive moon and captured audio of the moon.

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NASA has found evidence of life’s building blocks on Mars

December 17th, 2021

Perseverance, NASA’s Mars rover, has found evidence of organic chemicals, life’s building blocks, on the planet. The team behind the rover announced the discovery on Wednesday. It’s not quite the proof of life that many have been hoping for, but it’s definitely an intriguing find. NASA just found evidence of organic chemicals on Mars Perseverance …

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A NASA spacecraft just touched the Sun for the first time ever

December 16th, 2021

NASA has finally taken another step in its goal to touch the sun. Earlier this year, the Parker Solar Probe dipped beneath the Sun’s corona. This marks the first time that we’ve managed to breach the Sun’s atmosphere. The Parker Solar Probe is the first to breach the Sun’s atmosphere NASA has been trying to …

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Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole has sprung a leak

December 13th, 2021

The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy may not be sleeping, after all. Previously, scientists believed that the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way was a sleeping giant. It would periodically awaken to devour any star of gas clouds that fell into it. It would then release radiation …