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Image - NASAs New Horizons Team Selects Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby Target

NASA's New Horizons Team Selects Potential Kuiper Belt Flyby...

NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic July 14 flyby of the Pluto system. The destination is a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto. This remote KBO was one of two identified as potential destinations and the one recommended to NASA by the ...
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Image - Hubble Finds That the Nearest Quasar Is Powered by a Double Black Hole

Hubble Finds That the Nearest Quasar Is Powered by a Double ...

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found that Markarian 231 (Mrk 231), the nearest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar, is powered by two central black holes furiously whirling about each other. The finding suggests that quasars—the brilliant cores of active galaxies – may commonly host two central supermassive black holes, which ...
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