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Two Sides of the Same Star Poster

Two Sides of the Same Star

Universe, Stars May 30, 2018
A neutron star comes from a large star that has run out of fuel, and exploded as a supernova. First it becomes a radio pulsar and later becomes a magnetar. Or maybe it’s the other way around!
The stars of IGR J17062–6143, illustrated here, circle each other every 38 minutes.

NASA’s NICER Mission Finds an X-ray Pulsar in a Record-fast Orbit

Universe, Stars May 11, 2018
Scientists analyzing the first data from the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission have found two stars that revolve around ea
Star cluster NGC 6231

Stellar Family Portrait in X-rays

Universe, Stars 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 4,000
galaxy with inset images

Stellar Thief Is the Surviving Companion to a Supernova

Universe, Stars 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 co
Leguna Nebula

Lagoon Nebula (Visible-light View)

Universe, Stars 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, g
dual image of nebula one colorful, one blue white - annotations

Two Hubble Views of the Same Stellar Nursery

Universe, Stars 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.
image of stars and galaxies with two insets

Hubble Uncovers the Farthest Star Ever Seen

Universe, Stars Apr 3, 2018
More than halfway across the universe, an enormous blue star nicknamed Icarus is the farthest individual star ever seen.
closeup of blurry galaxy with defined center

Arrested Development: Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to Home

Universe, Stars Mar 13, 2018
Astronomers have put NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on an Indiana Jones-type quest to uncover an ancient "relic galaxy" in our own cosmic backyard.
Cosmic Bow Shocks Poster

Cosmic Bow Shocks

Bow shocks form across the universe, and studying bow shocks can reveal many cosmic secrets.
stars, galaxies and lensed galaxies

Hubble's Window into the Cosmic Past

Universe, Stars Feb 16, 2018
This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5.