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The stars of IGR J17062–6143, illustrated here, circle each other every 38 minutes.
May 11, 2018

Scientists analyzing the first data from the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission have found two stars that revolve around... Read more

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Blackholes in the Milky Way
May 10, 2018

Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA’s Chandra X... Read more

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Star cluster NGC 6231
May 2, 2018

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, May 5, west of Baja California, with more than 4,... Read more

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galaxy with inset images
Apr 27, 2018

Seventeen years ago, astronomers witnessed a supernova go off 40 million light-years away in the galaxy called NGC 7424, located in the southern... Read more

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Leguna Nebula
Apr 24, 2018

This colorful image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, celebrates the Earth-orbiting observatory’s 28th anniversary of viewing the heavens,... Read more

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dual image of nebula one colorful, one blue white - annotations
Apr 19, 2018

These NASA Hubble Space Telescope images compare two diverse views of the roiling heart of a vast stellar nursery, known as the Lagoon Nebula.

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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) lifts off at 6:51 p.m. EDT.
Apr 18, 2018

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. ... Read more

Conceptual image of the TESS mission
Apr 18, 2018

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch today at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral... Read more

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Apr 17, 2018

Launch teams are standing down today to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control analysis, and teams are now working towards a targeted... Read more