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Image - NASAs RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black Hole

NASA's RXTE Satellite Decodes the Rhythm of an Unusual Black...

Astronomers have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare type of black hole 12 million light-years away by sifting through archival data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals have helped astronomers identify an unusual midsize black hole called M82 X-1, which is the brightest X-ray source in a galaxy known as Messier 82. Most bl...
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Image - Stardust Team Reports Discovery of 1st Potential Interstellar Space Particles

Stardust Team Reports Discovery of 1st Potential Interstella...

WASHINGTON , Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven rare, microscopic interstellar dust particles that date to the beginnings of the solar system are among the samples collected by scientists who have been studying the payload from NASA's Stardust spacecraft since its return to Earth in 2006. If confirmed, these particles would be the first samples of c...
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